Los Angeles

Adele, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lawrence all won top prizes but managed to avoid the green slime at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

British singer Adele’s single Hello was named favourite song of the year, while Justin was named favourite male singer and Jen won favourite female actress.

The trio were not present at the ceremony at the Forum in Los Angeles so managed to avoid the deluge of brightly coloured gunge - but country singer Blake Shelton, who hosted the ceremony, was not so lucky and was doused in goo as he concluded his duties. Girl group Fifth Harmony were also covered in gunge as they collected their award for favourite music group and actors Josh Gad and Jason Sudeikis were treated to a face-full of colourful liquid as they presented a preview of their new film Angry Birds. Actor John Stamos also had a bucket of slime poured over his head as he sat in the audience.

Adam Sandler was cheered on by his children as he collected the award for favourite animated movie for Hotel Transylvania 2 and dedicated it to “the greatest brother anybody could have”. Star Wars: The Force Awakens won favourite movie, while The Thundermans won favourite TV show.

Inside Out star Amy Poehler was named favourite voice from an animated movie for her performance as Joy. Collecting her orange blimp award, she said: “I’m so happy to have been in a movie that talked about how funny our feelings can be and how OK it is to be both happy and sad at the same time.”

Thanking her two sons for bringing her happiness every day, she added: “If Joy was here she would say: ‘I’m so excited that I won this!’”

The winners

Favourite Movie

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Favourite Movie Actor

Will Ferrell - Brad Whitaker, “Daddy’s Home”

Favourite Movie Actress

Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”

Favourite Animated Movie

“Hotel Transylvania 2”

Favourite Male Singer

Justin Bieber

Favourite Female Singer

Ariana Grande

Favourite Song of the Year

“Hello” - Adele

Favourite Talent

Competition Show

“The Voice”

Favourite Cartoon

“SpongeBob SquarePants”