And the Nominees Are In For The 2012 BET Awards

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Will you be watching?

It happens every year. The 2012 BET Awards nominations were announced Wednesday afternoon and its already looking to be a whose who of your favorite folks in entertainment. Leading the pack is Kim Kardashian’s current partner in public displays of hand-holding Kanye West with seven nominations including two nods for video of the year with the smash singles “N**gas in Paris” and “Otis” he scored with father of the year Jay-Z.

Yeezy is followed closely by his God daughter’s milk provider, pop sensation Beyonce with six nominations. The very idea that Jigga’s wifey comes 2nd to anything should make for interesting conversation around the changing table.

As of yet, only Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed to perform. But the big question on our mind is the same as every year: how many of the A-list stars will actually show up to receive their award? Stay tuned to for all the award show details.

And don’t forget to keep us locked in for our best, worst, and WTF red carpet rundown & show pics!
The awards show which is being promoted as “too big to miss” will air Sunday, July 1st with noted actor Samuel L. Jackson serving as emcee. For a complete list of this year’s nominees click below and don’t forget to add your 2 brown boys in the comment section.

Diggy was on hand at the nominations ceremony

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 (Jay Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male HipHop 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 (Jay Z & 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
Wretch 32

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