It’s that time of year again where everyone’s favorite channel, BET, announces its annual award show nominees.
BET announced its nominees for the 7th annual show yesterday in the city of angels. Among this year’s top recipients are Diana Ross who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Don Cheadle who will take the Humanitarian Award. Others who are include with nods are Beyonce who leads the bunch with six nods which include one for top R&B artist, best video for “Irreplaceable” and best duet with Jay-Z for “Deja Vu” and “Upgrade U.”
Here is the complete list of this year’s nominees by category:
Male Hip Hop: Diddy, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T.I.
Collaboration: Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, “I Wanna Love You”; Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Deja Vu”; Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Upgrade U”; Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole, “Last Night”; Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige, “Runaway Love.”
Female R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Corinne Bailey Rae.
Male R&B: Akon, John Legend, Gerald Levert, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke.
Group: Gnarls Barkley, Mary Mary, Outkast, Pretty Ricky, Three Six Mafia.
New Artist: Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Jennifer Hudson, MIMS, Corinne Bailey Rae.
Gospel Artist: Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Mary Mary.
Video of the Year: Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, “I Wanna Love You”; Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”; Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”; Ciara, “Like a Boy”; Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy.”
Actress: Tichina Arnold, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington, Chandra Wilson.
Actor: Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Forest Whitaker.
Female Athlete: Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Gail Devers, Lisa Leslie, Serena Williams.
Male Athlete: Reggie Bush, LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Dwyane Wade, Tiger Woods.
BET J Cool Like That award: Gerald Levert, Brian McKnight, Eric Roberson, Musiq Soulchild, Elisabeth Withers.
BET Choice award: Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”; Birdman & Lil Wayne, “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”; Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown, “Shortie Like Mine”; Ciara, “Because of You”; Robin Thicke, “Lost Without You”; UNK “Walk It Out.”
The 7th Annual BET Awards hosted by Mo’Nique airs live on June 26 from the Shrine Auditorium in LA.
Reported By: Amanda Koger