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BET Awards 2012: Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z leads the nominations

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Can’t tell him nothing – though Kanye might actually like to know that he leads the pack of nominations for this year’s BET Awards with seven nods, including six for his Watch the Throne collab with Jay-Z, and one for Director of the Year.

Mrs. Shawn Carter didn’t do too shabby either; Beyonce comes in a close second with six noms, for “Countdown” and “Love on Top.” Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne and J.Cole are also multiple nominees.

Samuel L. Jackson will host, and Brown and Nicki Minaj are among those confirmed to perform at the ceremony July 1 in Los Angeles. For a full list of categories and nominees, see below:

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
DiddyDirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (JayZ & 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 (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male HipHop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female HipHop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Beyoncé, “Love On Top”
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West), “Nas in Paris”
The Throne (JayZ & 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
Meek Mill

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
TrinITee 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

Young Stars 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
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

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

CocaCola 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 (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

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

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sandé
Wretch 32

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