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BET Awards ’12 nominations

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

The BET Awards are right around the corner. Over the past twelve years, the BET Awards have become a staple in the urban community. Despite the criticism, some of the most-memorable performances have taken place on their stage. Every summer, fans can expect a memorable ceremony.

Before the awards ceremony, the nominees are listed. Today, the nominees for the BET Awards ’12 were mentioned.

Read the list of nominees below:

Best Female R&B Artist

• Marsha Ambrosius
• Beyoncé
• Mary J. Blige
• Melanie Fiona
• Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

• Chris Brown
• Bruno Mars
• Miguel
• Trey Songz
• Usher

Best Group

• Bad Meets Evil
• Diddy-Dirty Money
• Maybach Music Group
• Mindless Behavior
• The Throne (Jay-Z & 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 (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
• Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

• Big Sean
• Drake
• J. Cole
• Lil Wayne
• Rick Ross
• Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

• Diamond
• Nicki Minaj
• Brianna Perry
• Trina

Video of the Year

• Beyoncé, “Countdown”
• Beyoncé, “Love On Top”
• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), “N—as in Paris”
• The Throne (Jay-Z & 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
• Diggy
• Future
• Meek Mill

Best Gospel

• Yolanda Adams
• Kim Burrell
• James Fortune & 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
• Common
• Idris Elba
• Kevin Hart
• Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

• Astro
• Diggy
• 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

Coca-Cola 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 (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
• Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

• Common
• Estelle
• Robert Glasper
• Robin Thicke
• Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

• Camp Mulla (Kenya)
• Ice Prince (Nigeria)
• Lira (South Africa)
• Mokobe (Mali)
• Sarkodie (Ghana)
• Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

• Estelle
• Labrinth
• Emeli Sandé
• Sway
• Wretch 32

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