BET announces nominees for 2016 BET Awards

The nominations for the BET Awards have been announced!

Drake, Rihanna and Beyonce all receieve multiple nominations this year. Photo Source: Macguyver/WENN, Daniel Deme/WEINN, Derrick Salters/WENN.

The BET Awards highlight accomplishments made in music, television, film, sports, media,etc- predominately by African Americans and other people of color.

Tons of nominations for artists like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Bryson Tiller, Drake, and Rihanna.

Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” has earned three noms, while even singing sensation Adele gets a nomination as well.

Here are the nominees

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  1. Adele
  2. Andra Day
  3. Beyonce
  4. K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  1. Bryson Tiller (loooooooooooooove him)
  2. Chris Brown
  3. Canada’s own The Weeknd
  4. Tyrese

Best Group

  1. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
  2. Drake and Future
  3. Puff Daddy and the Family
  4. Rae Scremmurd
  5. The Internet

Best Collaboration

  1. Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign- “Play No Games.”
  2. Big Sean feat. Kayne West and John Legend- “One Man Can Change the World.”
  3. Future feat. Drake- “Where Ya At.”
  4. Nicki Minaj feat. Beyonce- “Feeling Myself.”
  5. Rihanna feat. Drake- “Work.”

Best Male Hip-hop Artist

  1. Drake
  2. Fetty Wap
  3. Future
  4. J.Cole
  5. Kayne West
  6. Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-hop artist

  1. Dej Loaf
  2. Lil Kim
  3. Missy Elliott
  4. Nicki Minaj
  5. Remy Ma

Video of the Year

  1. Beyonce- “Formation.”
  2. Bryson Tiller- “Don’t.”
  3. Drake- “Hotline Bling.”
  4. Kendrick Lamar- “Alright.”
  5. Rihanna feat. Drake- “Work.”

Video Director of the Year

  1. Chris Brown
  2. Benny Boom
  3. Colin Tilley and the Little Homies
  4. Director X
  5. Hype Williams

Best New Artist

  1. Canada’s own, Alessia Cara
  2. Andra Day
  3. Bryson Tiller
  4. Kehlani
  5. Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  1. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
  2. Erica Campbell
  3. Lecrae
  4. Tamela Mann
  5. Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress

  1. Gabrielle Union
  2. Kerry Washington
  3. Taraji P. Henderson
  4. Tracee Ellis Ross
  5. Viola Davis

Best Actor

  1. Anthony Anderson
  2. Courtney B. Vance
  3. Idris Elba
  4. Michael B. Jordan
  5. O’Shea Jackson Jr.

YoungStars Award

  1. Amandla Stenberg
  2. Quvenzhané Wallis
  3. Silentó
  4. Willow Smith
  5. Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

  1. “Beasts of No Nation.”
  2. “Concussion.”
  3. “Creed.”
  4. “Dope.”
  5. “Straight Outta Compton”

Sportswoman of the Year

  1. Cheyenne Woods
  2. Gabrielle Douglas
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Skylar Diggins
  5. Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Lebron James
  3. Odell Beckham Jr.
  4. Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  1. Beyoncé – “Formation.”
  2. Bryson Tiller – “Don’t.”
  3. Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep.”
  4. Drake – “Hotline Bling.”
  5. Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At.”
  6. Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work.”

Centric Award

  1. Andra Day – “Rise Up.”
  2. Beyoncé – “Formation.”
  3. K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit.”
  4. Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
  5. The Internet – “Under Control.”

Best International Act Africa

  1. Aka (South Africa)
  2. Black Coffee (South Africa)
  3. Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  4. Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  5. Mzvee (Ghana)
  6. Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
  7. Wizkid (Nigeria)
  8. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act U.K.

  1. Kano
  2. Krept & Konan
  3. Lianne La Havas
  4. Skepta
  5. Stormzy
  6. Tinie Tempah

I really like the BET Awards because they don’t just celebrate those in the music industry, but in various mediums as well. These include sports, and film. The BET Awards also recognize talent internationally.

The ceremony will air live on BET at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26, at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.


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