BET Awards 2012 Nominees Announced

bet awards 2012BET unveiled the nominees for the 2012 BET Awards this afternoon and if you’re a Beyonce or Kanye West fan, you ought to be plenty happy, as the two combined for 13 nominations. Beyonce received nominations for three different videos from her latest album 4, snatching up a shared nomination for Video Director of the Year along the way, while Kanye was honored for his work as a part of The Throne. Also generating plenty of recognition were Chris Brown (three nominations and a performance), Drake (four nominations), and Rick Ross (three nominations), among others.

Joining Brown as a confirmed performer is Nicki Minaj, having earned a nomination of her own, while the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to soul icons Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Last year, Chris Brown was the top award winner, taking home five trophies, three for smash hit “Look at Me Now”.

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Trina
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Diggy
Future
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
BeyoncĂ© f/ J. Cole — ‘Party’
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash — ‘Marvin & Chardonnay’
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne — ‘I’m On One’
Drake f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga — ‘The Motto’
The Throne f/ Otis Redding — ‘Otis’
Wale f/ Miguel — ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’

Video of the Year
BeyoncĂ© — ‘Countdown’
BeyoncĂ© — ‘Love on Top’
Jay-Z & Kanye West — ‘Ni**as in Paris’
Jay-Z & Kanye West — ‘Otis’
Usher — ‘Climax’

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’Choice Award
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga — ‘The Motto’
BeyoncĂ© — ‘Love onTop’
Chris Brown — ‘Turn Up the Music’
Mindless Behavior — ‘Hello’
The Throne f/ Otis Redding — ‘Otis’
Wale f/ Miguel — ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’

Centric Award
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

Best International Act: U.K.
Estelle
Labrinth
Emeli Sande
Sway
Wretch 32

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the 2012 BET Awards will air Sunday, July 1st at 8:00 on BET.

What do you think about the nominations this year? Did anybody in particular get snubbed? Who would you like to see perform at the ceremony?


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