(CBS Native)– The Nickelodeon Child’s Alternative Awards are this Saturday, March 13 and former Nick star Kenan Thompson hosts this yr’s digital present. Whereas issues will look slightly totally different than regular, the KCA’s are nonetheless one of many greatest nights in leisure and actor and rapper Dylan Gilmer is trying to pull off the win within the Favourite Male TV Star class.
Gilmer stars in “Tyler Perry’s Younger Dylan” on Nickelodeon and has some steep competitors in his class. The actor and rapper is joined by Iain Armitage from CBS’ “Younger Sheldon,” Joshua Bassett from “Excessive College Musical: The Musical Collection,” Caleb McLaughlin & Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Issues” and Jace Norman from “Henry Hazard.”
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CBS Native caught up with Gilmer to debate the KCA’s, working with Tyler Perry and being a child actor in Hollywood.
“I used to be with my mother and doing homework once I came upon,” stated Gilmer, in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “Then my father referred to as me out of nowhere and instructed me that I used to be nominated. I used to be so glad and mind-blown as a result of I grew up watching Nickelodeon’s Child Alternative Awards and now I’m in it and I’m nominated for one thing. That’s simply superb.”
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Gilmer’s present “Younger Dylan” is about an prosperous household’s world being modified perpetually when their nephew, who’s an aspiring hip-hop star, arrives unannounced. Tyler Perry is the creator and government producer of the sequence and Gilmer has loved working with top-of-the-line showrunners in Hollywood.
“Ellen DeGeneres hooked me up with Tyler Perry and Nickelodeon gave me my very own present. I used to be simply mind-blown at the moment. I couldn’t consider it,” stated Gilmer. “I’ve realized quite a lot of classes from Tyler Perry. He’s such a tough employee, he offers again to his group, he at all times comes on set simply to speak to us and provides us some liners. He’s such a devoted employee and I wish to be like him sooner or later.”
The Children Alternative Awards start at 7:30pm EST on Saturday and Nickelodeon followers will likely be handled to appearances by Justin Bieber, LeBron James, Billie Eillish, Ariana Grande, Gal Gadot and lots of different celebrities. Gilmer is hoping he will get his identify referred to as by one in all these presenters.
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“My present is just in its first season and I’m already getting nominated for Favourite Male TV Star, that’s such a blessing,” stated Gilmer. “I’m extra excited than nervous. I’m going to be actually pumped if I get this blimp. I’m going to be nervous, however I’m additionally going to be glad.”