Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The 2012 BET Awards Nominations



Yesterday all we needed to know about the 2012 BET Awards were announced by Stephen Hill, President of  Programing and Specials for BET Networks, at a press conference in New York including this year's rare choice for a host...Samuel Jackson!  Helping Stephen ring in the countdown to the festivities were Melonie Fiona, DJ Khaled, Mindless Behavior, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Diggy Simmons and Astro Kid.

Sam's presence alone will have me tuned in even if Nicki Minaj performs the entire show and wins every dayum award BUT that is impossible because Nicki and Chris Brown are the only two artist said to be definitely performing at this time with a host of nominees...and the nominees areeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...


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 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 HipHop Artist
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female HipHop Artist
Diamond
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry
Trina

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
Diggy
Future
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
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award
Astro
Diggy
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

CocaCola 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
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

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

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

With Kanye leading the pack with nominations does this mean we will get to see Kim Kardashian at a BET Awards show? Either way it looks like Jay will be smiling that night, even if he doesn't attend, with five nominations for himself, Kanye with seven and Beyonce with six.




BET will also honor the legendary Maze featuring Frankie Beverly with the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award...why Cadillac tho? Anywho the show sounds very wealthy with entertainment and I look forward to BET's Whitney Houston tribute. Tune in LIVE July 1st at 8pm for the 2012 BET Awards.

If interested you can take a looksee at the106 & Park Nominations Special which aired yesterday.

           

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