The Nominees Are In for the 2015 BET Awards – Full List Inside! (@BET)

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The nominations are in!

BET Networks today announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2015, and Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead with an impressive six nominations. Chris Brown is nominated for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ two separate nods in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category, two nominations in the ‘Video of the Year’ category and the ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’  Nicki Minaj is nominated ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ two nominations for ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money.

Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B / Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ and the coveted ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’  Lil Wayne is nominated for ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award,’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money.

2015 also marks a special milestone for the “BET Awards” as it celebrates its 15thanniversary live from the Nokia Theatre, Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 8PM ET/PT on BET.

The complete list of nominees for the “BET Awards”2015 are:

 

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

CIARA

JANELLE MONÁE

JHENÉ AIKO

  1. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

 

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

AUGUST ALSINA

CHRIS BROWN

JOHN LEGEND

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

 

BEST GROUP

A$AP MOB

JODECI

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

RICH GANG

YOUNG MONEY

 

BEST COLLABORATION

AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX)

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

 

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

BIG SEAN

COMMON

DRAKE

  1. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

WALE

 

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

AZEALIA BANKS

DEJ LOAF

IGGY AZALEA

NICKI MINAJ

TINK

TRINA

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ – 7/11

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)

NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA

 

 

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE & TODD TOURSO

CHRIS ROBINSON

FATIMA ROBINSON

HYPE WILLIAMS

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

BOBBY SHMURDA

DEJ LOAF

FETTY WAP

RAE SREMMURD

SAM SMITH

TINASHE

 

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

DEITRICK HADDON

ERICA CAMPBELL

FRED HAMMOND

LECRAE

MALI MUSIC

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

 

BEST ACTRESS

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

 

BEST ACTOR

ANTHONY ANDERSON

IDRIS ELBA

JUSSIE SMOLLETT

KEVIN HART

TERRENCE HOWARD

 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

JACOB LATIMORE

JADEN SMITH

MO’NE DAVIS

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

ZENDAYA

 

BEST MOVIE

ANNIE

BEYOND THE LIGHTS

SELMA

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO

TOP FIVE

 

 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

BRITTNEY GRINER

CANDACE PARKER

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

CHRIS PAUL

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR.

LEBRON JAMES

MARSHAWN LYNCH

STEPHEN CURRY

 

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

BEYONCÉ – 7/11

DEJ LOAF – TRY ME

KENDRICK LAMAR – i

NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN – ONLY

RAE SREMMURD F/ NICKI MINAJ & YOUNG THUG – THROW SUM MO

THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

 

CENTRIC AWARD

AVERY SUNSHINE – CALL MY NAME

JAZMINE SULLIVAN F/ MEEK MILL – DUMB

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

SAM SMITH F/ MARY J. BLIGE – STAY WITH ME

THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

SAUTI SOL (KENYA)

STONEBWOY (GHANA)

THE SOIL (SOUTH AFRICA)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK

FKA TWIGS

FUSE ODG

LETHAL BIZZLE

LITTLE SIMZ

MNEK

STORMZY

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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