"We are delighted with our nominations," the One Direction star tells PEOPLE

By Andrea Billups
February 13, 2013 08:50 AM

Time to get slimed!

Wednesday brought the nominations for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, set to air March 23 with Josh Duhamel as host.

For favorite musical group, nominees include Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and One Direction. Favorite Song nominees include: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “Gagnan Style” by PSY, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift, and “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction, of which Swift’s ex, Harry Styles, is a member.

“We are delighted with our nominations for the Kids’ Choice Awards,” Styles said in a statement to PEOPLE. “It was amazing to perform ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ at last year’s show. Thank you as always to our incredible fans and supporters!”

Voting opens in 22 categories on nick.com on Thursday, allowing for a little Valentine’s Day love for your favorite TV actors, musicians, sports and film stars. New categories added this year include favorite app and favorite villain.

Voters may also mark their ballots on Facebook using embeddable wall posts and on Twitter with custom hashtags.

This year mark’s Nickelodeon’s 26th annual awards. The show will be broadcast live from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center on March 23, starting at 8 p.m. ET, on Nickelodeon, of course.