Marked Marky: Wahlberg slimed at Kids' Choice Awards
Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker and Mark Wahlberg finally — finally! — got slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
According to Today, Hunger Games: Catching Fire came away the big winner with three blimps — favorite movie actress and favorite female buttkicker for Lawrence, plus best movie. Downey won favorite male buttkicker, and he sort of got all serious about it.
“This is the highest honor yet bestowed on me — I’m grateful, humble, the whole deal,” the Iron Man star said. “You know I wasn’t always a buttkicker. In fact, life has kicked my proverbial butt countless times in many ways for many years, until I decided one day to start kicking back. Now look at me!”
Downey, who has struggled with substance abuse, told the audience, “To all the kids around this wonderful blue planet, thank you for this awesome statue, and remember: When life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right in the face.”
Host Wahlberg declared himself unslimeable on Twitter before the show, but his kids and Kevin Hart finally got the best of him, setting up a knock-knock joke that ended with a super-long sliming.
“I can’t believe my own kids turned on me,” Wahlberg shouted.