BET Award Nominations: Kanye West Beats Beyonce & Chris Brown

Thu, May 24, 2012 10:40am EST by 8 Comments
2012 BET Award Nominees

See the full list of BET Award nominees right here! Does Chris stand a chance against Kanye?

The 2012 BET Awards are going to be crazy! Not only is the big event — which airs live on July 1 — being hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, but it’ll also featured a royal rumble of the biggest names in hip-hop! The full list of nominees has been released, and it looks like Kanye West is dominating, beating even Chris Brown and Beyoncé! Browse the full list and tell us who YOU will be rooting for.

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

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

Best Group:
Bad Meets Evil
DiddyDirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, “Party”
Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”
Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

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

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year:
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Beyoncé, “Love On Top”
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West), “Nas in Paris”
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”? Usher, “Climax”

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

Best New Artist:
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Gospel:
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
TrinITee 5:7

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

Best Actor:
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award:
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

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

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

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

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award:
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”
Mindless Behavior, “Hello”
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award:
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

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

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sandé
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