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The nominations for the 2012 BET Awards were just announced and it’s no surprise Kanye West along with Beyonce and Jay-Z lead the pack in nominations.

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Kanye West dominates the nominees with seven noms. Beyonce is the most nominated female artist with six nominations. Her husband follows close behind her with five nominations. The most interesting thing about The Carter family’s nominations is they basically own the Video of the Year category. Jay holds down two of the spots with “Otis” and “N***as In Paris” while Beyonce gets two chances to win in the trophy with “Love On Top” and “Countdown.” Usher is the only artist up for Video of the Year who isn’t affiliated with Roc Nation in some form or fashion.

In other news, Trina got the nomination for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist that she so coveted. If you remember, she slammed BET for not giving her a nod last year. She goes up against newcomer Briana Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Diamond.

Take a look at the full list of nominees below. Tune into the 2102 BET Awards when they air Sunday July 1st. You don’t want to miss Samuel L. Jackson hosting this year either.

Best International Act: Africa

Camp Mulla (Kenya)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Lira (South Africa)

Mokobe (Mali)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius


Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona


Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars


Trey Songz


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean


J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj



Brianna Perry

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean



Meek Mill

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé ft./ J. Cole – “Party””

Big Sean ft./ Kanye West & 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”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Countdown”

Beyoncé – “Love on Top”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”

Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year

Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Best Gospel

Yolanda Adams

Kim Burrell

James Fortune & FIYA

Fred Hammond

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award



Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award

Drake ft./ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”

Beyoncé – “Love on Top”

Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”

Mindless Behavior – “Hello”

The Throne ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award



Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


Best International Act: U.K.



Emeli Sande


Wretch 32

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

Don Cheadle


Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Denzel Washington

Best Movie

Good Deeds

Jumping the Broom

Laugh at My Pain

Red Tails

The Help

Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Candace Parker

Brittney Griner

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant


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