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BET Awards 2012 Official List of Nominees Released;

See Who Made the List and Who Didn’t!


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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