Nickelodeon has revealed the stage for its upcoming Children’ Selection Awards, and The Hollywood Reporter has an unique first look.
“Nickelodeon’s Children’ Selection Awards is a mashup of the whole lot throughout all of leisure that children love, so for the stage, we’re not counting on a normal proscenium view as a result of there’s nothing normal about this present,” mentioned Paul J. Medford, vp unscripted present collection and govt producer of the Children’ Selection Awards. “We’re as an alternative bringing the mash-up theme to life by mixing up alternative ways to enter and exit, utilizing completely different vantage factors and perspective photographs.”
Medford added that the intention is to make viewers really feel immersed within the present.
“We’re additionally using the entire stage in a 360 degree-way to create and convey an immersive expertise for the viewers at residence in addition to on the venue,” Medford mentioned.
Children’ Selection Awards inventive director Harriet Cuddeford of manufacturing firm Den of Thieves mentioned the concept was to make viewers really feel like they’re inside a dream.
“The inventive of idea of the KCAs this yr was the concept of the present feeling just like the viewers are touchdown inside a dream, the place the unattainable turns into potential and something can occur,” Cuddeford mentioned. “when you can think about one thing you may make it actual. Desires actually can come true.”
Set designer Jed Skrzpczak and graphics firm Silent Associate’s Studio labored to create “a singular visible language of big inflatable dreamlike objects.”
“We needed our set to grow to be a surreal panorama, a large immersive atmosphere, so viewers really feel like they’re inside somebody’s dream,” Cuddeford added. “The youngsters within the viewers reside immersed throughout the design, and the hosts and performers are on a continuing journey to discover completely different components of our dream world.”
The design incorporates the Nickelodeon “splat” within the form of our ground and runways. As well as, the staff designed a number of objects from scratch, together with a large inflatable shoe that hovers over invited company who sit on a slime splat, a flying spaceship, a large mouth with a tongue slide as an entrance, an enormous arch filled with objects within bubbles and clouds manufactured from eyeballs.
And, if viewers look nearer, they may see that every a part of the set additionally has a nod to iconic Nickelodeon IP, together with from SpongeBob SquarePants’ eye and Large Nate’s pencil.
In fact, it wouldn’t be the Children’ Selection Awards with out a lot of slime.
“We constructed slime into the set in some secret methods to create some tremendous surreal moments, so be careful for some slime surprises,” Cuddeford mentioned.
Heading into the present, Stranger Issues leads the nominees with a complete of six mentions. Winners are voted on by followers.
Additionally through the ceremony, Adam Sandler will obtain the inaugural King of Comedy Award. Sandler will settle for his Silver Blimp “‘from a large, opulent throne on the KCA stage, earlier than getting decimated” in slime.
CBS Mornings co-host and CBS sports activities analyst Nate Burleson and TikTok/YouTube star Charli D’Amelio are set to host the present, which is able to air reside from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Saturday.
Try renderings of the stage under.