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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, The Jonas Brothers and Jim Carrey were among top nominees on Friday to get slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in March.
Anne Hathaway got her first Kids Choice Award nomination for her role in the movie "Get Smart" while girl group The Pussycat Dolls and former "American Idol" contestant Daughtry were among newcomers in the music categories.
Cyrus, 16, picked up three nominations as favorite female singer, television actress and voice in an animated movie ("Bolt"), while her Disney Channel hit show "Hannah Montana" was in the running for favorite TV show.
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" picked up nods for best movie and favorite movie actress for Vanessa Hudgens, and Beyonce was nominated twice for her song "Single Ladies" and as favorite female singer.
Perennial Kids Choice favorites Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Will Smith and Adam Sandler are back again with nominations for their roles in "Marley & Me", "Yes Man", "Hancock" and "Bedtime Stories."
Chris Brown, a 2008 winner, is up once more for best male singer, along with Jesse McCartney, Kid Rock and T-Pain.
Kids will able to vote for their favorites in the worlds of movies, music, TV, sports, books and videogames online at www.nick.com/kca beginning March 2.
The Blimp trophies, which come with a green slime shower for the winners, will be handed out on March 28 at a ceremony in Los Angeles that is televised around the world.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant