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The 2013 BET Awards Nominees Announced!

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BET logoIt’s that time of year again! Yep, you guessed it, it’s time for the announcements of the OFFICIAL 2013 BET Awards!

As we stated a couple of weeks ago, this year’s host will be comedian and actor Chris Tucker with the show is set to be broadcast on June 302013 at 8pm EST at The Staples Center.

This year for film Angela BassettHalle Berry, Taraji P. HensonGabrielle Union and Kerry Washington are all nominated in the Best Actress category; and for Best Actor, Don CheadleCommonJamie FoxxSamuel L. Jackson, and Denzel Washington are all nominees.

In the Best Movie category, Beasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedSomething from Nothing: The Art of RapSparkle, and Think Like A Man are all nominees.

Leading the pack of nominees in the music categories are Drake, with 12 nominations including Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Video of the YearKendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz tied with nominations; A$AP Rocky with 5 nominations; while Jay-ZJustin Timberlake and Miguel each received nominations in the categories of Best CollaborationCoca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award and Video of the Year.

This year’s Video of the Year Award nominees include Kanye WestJustin TimberlakeDrakeKendrick LamarRihanna, 2 ChainzA$AP RockyMiguelMacklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Expect performances from Chris BrownR. Kelly and others.

Meanwhile, Charlie Wilson will receive the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of his four decades in the entertainment industry.

This year’s line-up of nominees and performers is reflective of the variety of fantastic talent that’s rocking the world right now,” says Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials. “We are especially excited as we move on up to the Nokia Theatre at LA Live. You know how we do. Big thangs shall indeed be poppin’. The BET Awards. Anything Can Happen…and most likely will.

For the first time this year, the general public can purchase tickets to the BET Awards with a BET Experience VIP Package, which also includes 3-day tickets to nightly concerts at the Staples Center.

The full list of nominees follow:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyonce
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Justin Timberlake
Usher

Best Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne ( Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
French Montana f/ Rick Ross , Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Eve
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Rye Rye

Video of the Year
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Jamie Foxx
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhane Wallis

Best Movie
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Sparkle
Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Gabrielle Douglas
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Centric Award
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Fantasia – Lose To Win
Miguel – Adorn
Nas – Daughters
Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: UK
Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sande
Wiley

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