For example, one of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, entitled Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Buttkicker has been rewarded to Liam Hemsworth for his role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Also, Hugh Jackman was nominated for his role in X-Men: Days of Future Past and some other non-appropriate films for kids.

But why should it be done in this way? X-Men movies, for example, are full of violence.

Is it really kids' choice?

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    You're a child until you're 18. Presumably that's the distinction they have to use; there's no other legal delineation.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 1, 2020 at 13:53
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    Days of Future Past has worldwide certifications between Age 11 and Age 16 - mostly around 12-13.
    – iandotkelly
    Apr 1, 2020 at 14:06
  • for example X-Men: Days of Future Past has been rated PG-13; so the banned people from watching it are kids too. I also think the Kids title is controversial.
    – user71192
    Apr 1, 2020 at 14:06
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    PG-13 doesn't mean children under 13 are banned from watching it, it just means they should be accompanied by adults, and even that's not mandatory. R-rated movies are the ones that children can't attend.
    – F1Krazy
    Apr 1, 2020 at 14:36
  • @F1Krazy Not quite true: “R – Restricted - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.” Only NC-17 is a complete prohibition. Sep 3, 2023 at 1:02

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Per Nick.tv, although the winners are selected by their young viewers, the nominees are selected by Nickelodeon themselves, based on whatever criteria they see fit.

Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon International will be responsible for managing the KCA and all matters related thereto including the selection of nominees, administration of voting, and presentation of the awards.


There doesn't seem to be any consistent metric used, other than that the films are popular and successful and likely to appeal to their core audience (e.g. kids aged 6-18 and their parents). The median rating for the winners of the 'butt-kickers' category (both male and female) seems to be a PG-13.

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