2012 BET Awards: Beyonce And Kanye West Lead Nominations

West scored seven nominations in total, mostly for his work with Jay-Z as The Throne. (The rapper did nab a solo nom for Best Video Director, as well as one for his featured work on Big Sean‘s “Marvin & Chardonnay. Right behind Yeezy is Beyonce with six nominations, including two nods for Video Of The Year for her clips for “Countdown” and “Love On Top”. Check out all the nominees below.
Nominees Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have been announced as performers, though it has yet to be announced how many tears Brown will shed at this year’s ceremony.
The show will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and will air July 1 on BET.


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

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

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

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
 Nicki Minaj
 Brianna Perry

Best Group
 Bad Meets Evil
 Diddy-Dirty Money
 Maybach Music Group
 Mindless Behavior
 The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best New Artist
 A$AP Rocky
 Big Sean
 Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
 Beyoncé 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 (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
 Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Video of the Year
 Beyoncé – “Countdown”
 Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
 The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”
 The Throne (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
 Jacob Latimore
 Keke Palmer
 Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
 Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
 Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
 Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
 Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
 The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
 Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
 Robert Glasper
 Robin Thicke

Best International Act: U.K.
 Emeli Sande
 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
 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

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