BET Awards 2012 Official List of Nominees Released

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    BET Awards 2012 Official List of Nominees Released;

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    Washington, D.C. — The list of official nominees has been released for the upcoming 2012 BET Awards, including the recently added category Best International Act: Africa, which will spotlight some of Africa’s biggest names including Sarkodie (Ghana), Lira (South Africa), Camp Mulla (Kenya), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Mokobe (Mali) and Wizkid (Nigeria).


    Making the Best Gospel categoryareYolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, James Fortune & FIYA, Fred Hammond and Trin-I-Tee 5:7.  Surprisingly missing are Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary and VaShawn Mitchell.


    The Avengers star Samuel L. Jackson is set to host the July 1 awards ceremony, to be held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.” We are massively excited about having Sam Jackson, the world’s biggest box office star, host The BET Awards 12,”Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials, BET Networks, said in a statement to the press. “His wit, presence and gigantic personality are the perfect match for our show.” Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown are slated to perform at the awards show. The Cadillac Lifetime Achievement honor will go to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.


    Last year’s awards show drew 7.7 million viewers on BET. It was also the first time that BET recognized talent from Africa in their newly carved out category Best International Act: Africa.


    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


    Young Stars 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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