The Nominees Are In: Full List Of BET Awards 2012 Nominees

Samuel L. Jackson, the highest grossing movie actor of all-time will be the host of the 2012 BET Awards live at the The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.  In addition to that, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly were announced as the winner of the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award. Kanye West is the leader of the pack with seven nominations including Best Collaboration, Video Director of the year, and five others with Jay-Z as "The Throne." Best group, Best Collaboration ft. Otis Redding, Viewers choice, and two nominations for video of the year. Beyonce followed close behind with six nominations. See below for the complete list of nominations.


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

Source: HipHopWired