The folks at BET must really want Kim Kardashian to appear on their awards show this year.
The bootylicious socialite’s beau, Kanye West, leads the nominations field for the video channel’s 2012 award show, with seven nods. Most come for his full-length collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. No surprise, then, that Jigga Man is the second most nominated artist, pulling in six nods. Keeping it in the family, the next most nominated artist is Jay’s wife Beyonce, whose name is up for contention five times. Why not just have the show at the Carter family house?
Other multiple nominees include Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, and Common, who has double duty, nominated for the adult-oriented Centric award as well as for Best Male Actor.
Brown and Nicki Minaj are the first performers announced for the show, which will air July 1st at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.
Best Female R&B Artist: Marsha Ambrosius, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Melanie Fiona, Rihanna
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Trey Songz, Usher
Best Group: Bad Meets Evil, Diddy-Dirty Money, Maybach Music Group, Mindless Behavior, The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Best Collaboration: Beyoncé f/ J Cole – “Party,” Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay,” DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One,” Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis,” Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Big Sean, Drake, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Diamond, Nicki Minaj, Brianna Perry, Trina
Video of the Year: Beyoncé – “Countdown,” Beyoncé – “Love On Top,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “N***as in Paris,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis,” Usher – “Climax”
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson, Benny Boom, Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez, Kanye West, Hype Williams
Best New Artist: A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Diggy, Future, Meek Mill
Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, James Fortune & FIYA, Fred Hammond, Trin-I-Tee 5:7
Best Actress: Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Regina King, Zoe Saldana
Best Actor: Don Cheadle, Common, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Denzel Washington
YoungStars Award: Astro, Diggy, Jacob Latimore, Keke Palmer, Willow Smith
Best Movie: Good Deeds, Jumping The Broom, Laugh at My Pain, Red Tails, The Help
Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Skylar Diggins, Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Serena Williams, Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year: Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Victor Cruz, Kevin Durant, LeBron James
Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award: Beyoncé – “Love on Top,” Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music,” Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto,” Mindless Behavior – “Hello,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis,” Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Centric Award: Common, Estelle, Robert Glasper, Robin Thicke, Tyrese
Best International Act: AfricaCamp Mulla (Kenya), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Lira (South Africa), Mokobe (Mali), Sarkodie (Ghana), Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best International Act: UK: Estelle, Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Sway, Wretch 32