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PLACE YOUR BETS ON THE BET AWARDS

BET has broken out the nominees for this network’s 15th annual awards show, airing on June 28. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead the field with six noms apiece, while Beyoncé and Lil Wayne are next with four each. The Best New Artist category is intriguing, with Rae Sremmurd, Bobby Shmurda, Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap and Sam Smith forming the eclectic mix.

Here's the whole enchilada:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

Ciara

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. 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, “IDWFU”

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

J. 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: U.K.

FKA twigs

Fuse Odg

Lethal Bizzle

Little Simz

Mnek

Stormzy

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