The Microsoft Centre in Los Angeles, California, will come alive on June 24 to witness the best talents in entertainment slug it out at the 2018 BET awards.
DJ Khaled has the most nods this year with a total of six nominations which includes Video of the Year (“Wild Thoughts”), Album of the Year (Grateful), and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice.
Following closely is Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar who has a total of five nominations in the categories for Album of the Year (Damn), Video of the Year (“Humble”), Best Collaboration (“Loyalty” featuring Rihanna), as well as the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice. Atlanta based hip-hop group Migos and singer SZAfollow closely with four nominations each. J-Cole also got nominated for (Best Male Hip Hop Artist).
Outside music, Tiffany Haddish (Best Actress), Donald Glover (Best Actor), Stephen Curry (“Sportsman of the Year), and Black Panther for Best Movie.
See the full nominees list below:
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award Beyoncé SZA H.E.R. Rihanna Kehlani
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Khalid Daniel Caesar
Best Group Award Migos A Tribe Called Quest N*E*R*D Rae Sremmurd Chloe x Halle
Best Collaboration Award Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” DJ Khaled f/ Jay Z, Future & Beyoncé – “Top Off” Cardi B f/ 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” French Montana f/ Swae Lee – “Unforgettable” Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna – “Loyalty”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award Drake Kendrick Lamar DJ Khaled Jay Z J. Cole
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award Cardi B Nicki Minaj Remy Ma Dej Loaf Rapsody
Video of the Year Award Drake – “God’s Plan” Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” Migos f/ Drake – “Walk It Talk It”
Video Director of the Year Award Benny Boom Director X Ava DuVernay Chris Brown Dave Meyers
Best New Artist Award SZA H.E.R. Daniel Caesar GoldLink A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Lecrae f/ Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You” Snoop Dogg f/ B Slade – “Words Are Few” Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind” Marvin Sapp – “Close” Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”
The Best International Act Award Booba (FRANCE) Cassper Nyovest (SA) Dadju (FRANCE) Davido (NIGERIA) Distruction Boyz (SA) Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO) J Hus (UK) NISKA (FRANCE) Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA) Stefflon Don (UK) Stormzy (UK)
Best Actress Award Tiffany Haddish Lupita Nyong’o Issa Rae Angela Bassett Letitia Wright Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor Award Chadwick Boseman Michael B. Jordan Donald Glover Sterling K. Brown Denzel Washington Daniel Kaluuya
Young Stars Award Yara Shahidi Ashton Tyler Caleb McLaughlin Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin Miles Brown
Best Movie Award Black Panther Girls Trip A Wrinkle in Time Detroit Mudbound
Sportswoman of the Year Award Serena Williams Venus Williams Skylar Diggins-Smith Candace Parker Elana Meyers Taylor
Sportsman of the Year Award Stephen Curry LeBron James Kevin Durant Dwyane Wade Odell Beckham Jr.
Album of the Year Award Kendrick Lamar – Damn SZA – Ctrl Jay Z – 4:44 Migos – Culture II Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album DJ Khaled – Grateful
BET Her Award Janelle Monáe – “Django Jane” Lizzo – “Water Me” Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright” Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award SZA f/ Travis Scott – “Love Galore” Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” Drake – “God’s Plan” Migos f/ Nicki Minaj and Cardi B – “MotorSport”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”