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2012 BET Awards Nominations: The Full List

The nominations for 2012 BET Awards are official, and the winners will be announced on July 1 when the big event airs live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium. Samuel L. Jackson is slated to host, and performers will include Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Kanye West leads the pack of nominees with seven nods, followed by Beyonce with six and Jay-Z with five. Do we smell a little friendly family competition?

Read on for the full list!

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
Diddy Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Best Collaboration
Beyonce, ft. J. Cole: “Party”
Big Sean, ft. Kanye West and Roscoe Dash: “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled, ft. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne: “I’m on One”
Drake, ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga: “The Motto”
Jay-Z and Kanye West, ft. Otis Redding: “Otis”
Wale, ft. Miguel: “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year
Beyonce: “Countdown”
Beyonce: “Love on Top”
Jay-Z and Kanye West: “N****s in Paris”
Jay-Z and Kanye West: “Otis”
Usher: “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune and FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 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

YoungStars 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
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
“The Motto,” Drake, ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga
“Love on Top,” Beyonce
“Turn Up the Music,” Chris Brown
“Hello,” Mindless Behavior
“Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West, ft. Otis Redding
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” Wale, ft. Miguel

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

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

Best International Act: UK
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmello Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

05.24.2012 / 11:38 PM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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