Written by Giavanna Foster

Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Sports Awards will air July 16. Here’s the scoop:

The 4th Kids’ Choice Sports Awards will take place at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, will host the event. He is also nominated in the “King of Swag” category. This telecast recognizes a diverse group of aspiring athletes from various sports that range from basketball to swimming and tennis.

With 3 nominations apiece, Katie Ledecky and Serena Williams are leading nominees. Ledecky is nominated for the best female athlete, clutch player of the year, and need for speed categories. Williams received nominations in the best cannon, best female athlete, and queen of swag categories.

Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez, two members of the Final Five gymnasts, are also notable nominees. Simone Biles received a nomination for the best female athlete category. She is well-known as a gymnast who participated with the Final Five with Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas. Laurie Hernandez is a nominee in the favorite newcomer category. Hernandez won season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars”.

The Golden State Warriors are nominated in 3 categories: best male athlete, sickest moves, clutch player of the year. The Cleveland Cavaliers are nominated in 2 categories: best male athlete and sickest moves. Stephen Curry is nominated twice, for best male athlete and clutch player of the year. LeBron James and Stephen Curry are nominated for the best male athlete category. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are nominated in the sickest moves category. Who is your favorite athlete? Comment below.

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The 2017 KCS Awards will air after SpongeBob’s new episode. Click here to read more.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards nominees:


Best Male Athlete

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F. La Liga)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)


Best Female Athlete

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)


Favorite Newcomer

Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)


Hands of Gold

Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)


Clutch Player of the Year

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)


Sickest Moves

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)


Don’t Try This at Home

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)

Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)

Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)


King of Swag

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)

Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)


Queen of Swag

Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)


Best Cannon

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Serena Williams (WTA)


Biggest Powerhouse

Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)

David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)

DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)


Need for Speed

Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)

Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)