Samuel L. Jackson to Host BET Awards 2012. Nominees Announced!

This year’s BET Awards is coming soon and it’s bigger than EVER!!

Today at a press conference, BET announced that actor Samuel L. Jackson will be this year’s host and also revealed that Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are the first confirmed performers.




“A Whitney Houston tribute that will surpass all other tributes” will be presented, said Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials.

Also being honored with the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award will be Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

The 2012 BET Awards will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1 at 8P/7c on BET.

Below you can find the full list of nominees:

2012 Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

2012 Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

2012 Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

2012 Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

2012 Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne

2012 Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

2012 Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ J. Cole – “Party””
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

2012 Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as in Paris”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

2012 Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

2012 Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

2012 YoungStars Award
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

2012 Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love onTop”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

2012 Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

2012 Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32

2012 Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

2012 Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

2012 Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

2012 Best Movie

Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

2012 Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

2012 Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

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