Ice Prince, Wizkid get BET Awards Nominations

American rapper and producer, Kanye West, leads the pack for this year’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards with a total of seven nominations in different categories.

The duo of Ice Prince and Wizkid were also nominated for the Best International Act (Africa) category.

R&B diva, Beyonce, comes a close second with six nominations including Best Female R&B Artist while her rapper husband, Jay Z, got five nominations – all of them in The Throne duet with Kanye.

The BET Awards holds July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with actor Samuel L. Jackson as host.

The complete list of nominees for the 2012 BET Awards


BEST MALE R&B ARTIST

* Chris Brown

* Bruno Mars

* Miguel

* Trey Songz

* Usher

 

BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST

* Marsha Ambrosius

* Beyoncé

* Mary J. Blige

* Melanie Fiona

* Rihanna

 

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

 

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”

 

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 ACTOR

* Don Cheadle

* Common

* Idris Elba

* Kevin Hart

* Denzel Washington

 

BEST ACTRESS

* Angela Bassett

* Viola Davis

* Taraji P. Henson

* Regina King

* Zoe Saldana

 

SUBWAY SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

* Carmelo Anthony

* Kobe Bryant

* Victor Cruz

* Kevin Durant

* LeBron James

 

SUBWAY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

* Skylar Diggins

* Brittney Griner

* Candace Parker

* Serena Williams

* Venus Williams

 

BEST MOVIE

* Good Deeds

* Jumping the Broom

* Laugh at My Pain

* Red Tails

* The Help

 

YOUNG STARS AWARD

* Astro

* Diggy

* Jacob Latimore

* Keke Palmer

* Willow Smith

 

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 (U.K.)

* Estelle

* Labrinth

* Emeli Sandé

* Sway

* Wretch 32

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (AFRICA)

* Camp Mulla (Kenya)

* Ice Prince (Nigeria)

* Lira (South Africa)

* Mokobe (Mali)

* Sarkodie (Ghana)

* Wizkid (Nigeria)

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