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2012 BET Award Nominees,Performers

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Kanye, Jay Z and Beyonce lead the list of 2012 BET Awards nominees with 7, 6, and 5 nods repectively. Jay Z's nods are for collabos with Kanye on the album “Watch the Throne.”  Two of Bey's noms are for the Video of the Year ("Countdown" a "Love on Top.") a category where she faces off with her Kanye ("N--gas in Paris.)

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For the first time this year the highest grossing actor of all time (Guiness), Samuel L.Jackson will host the biggest night in urban entertainment live from the Shrine Auditorium on July 1.  Plus, be there will a long overdue tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, this year's recipients of the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award. The State Farm Humanitarian Award will be presented to Rev. Al Sharpton for his years of  tireless efforts to seek just for all, including leading the charge in exposing issues in the Trayon Martin case this year.

The show is one of the highest rated awards shows.  Not to be out done previous years, the 2012 production is expected to be the biggest to date with such high octane performers as Chris Brown, Usher, a tribute to Whitney Houston that will  be led by her mother Cissy, and  a comeback performance from R&B singer D'Angelo.

The BET awards recognize the accomplishments of Black Entertainers in 20 categories including athletes, actors and music artists.

Nominees were announced on May 22 via a live stream from a press conference at the BET New York office as follows:

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

Best Female HipHop 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
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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

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
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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