The Filipino kids have spoken.
The winners of the first-ever Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (KCA) Philippines 2008 were bared Saturday night during the awarding ceremony at Aliw Theater in Pasay City.
Teenagers and kids voted Kim Chiu and Dingdong Dantes as their favorite actress and actor, respectively.
Chiu emerged as kids’ favorite actress among Angel Locsin, Iza Calzado, Marian Rivera and Sarah Geronimo.
Dantes, on the other hand, bested other nominees namely Gerald Anderson, John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual and Richard Gutierrez.
“Marimar” was the kids’ favorite television show, beating “Bubble Gang,” “Goin’ Bulilit,” “Marimar,” “The Singing Bee” and “Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan.”
Basketball player Chris Tiu of the Ateneo de Manila University was this year’s KCA Philippines favorite athlete, defeating Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Molina, Efren “Bata” Reyes, and Japoy Lizardo.
Singer Christian Bautista was voted as the winner under the favorite musical act category. Other nominees were Gary Valenciano, Parokya ni Edgar, Sandwich and Yeng Constantino.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” remained popular among the children after it was picked as their favorite cartoon show among other nominees namely “Avatar,” “The Legend of Aang,” “Ben 10,” “Dora The Explorer” and “Tom & Jerry.”
KC Concepcion, meanwhile, won the Pinoy Wannabe 2008 category. Other nominees were Charice, Lea Salonga, Marc Nelson and Vhong Navarro.
Nickelodeon KCA offers kids and teenagers a chance to choose their favorite celebrity, show, musical acts and athletes through text and online voting. The voting ended on November 15th.
This year, Nickelodeon brought the KCA to the Philippines in an effort to strengthen its presence in Asia.
KCA Philippines was hosted by comedian and television host Michael V.