Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Nomations for Best Actress went to Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Regina King, Zoë Saldana and Kerry Washington. The Best Actor nominees were Laz Alonso, Chris Brown, Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Jamie Foxx. The YoungStars Award nominees were Shenell Edmonds, Keke Palmer, Diggy Simmons, Jaden Smith and his sister Willow Smith.
The BET Awards are heavily weighted on the music side and Chris Brown led the field with six nominations, receiving nods for Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration (twice), Video of the Year, Best Actor and Viewers' Choice categories. Next was Lil' Wayne with 5. Drake, Kanye West and Rihanna followed in a tie with four each. Other multiple nominees included Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, Keri Hilson, Cee Lo Green and B.o.B.
The 2011 BET Awards take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26 at 8pm EST and will air live. Kevin Hart will host.
Complete list of nominations for the 2011 BET Awards
Best Female R&B Artist
Best Male R&B Artist
Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, "Airplanes"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, "Look At Me Now"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, "All of the Lights"
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, "Deuces"
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, "No Hands"
Rihanna ft. Drake, "What's My Name"
Best New Artist
Video of the Year
"Far Away" Marsha Ambrosius
"Airplanes" B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore
"Look At Me Now" Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"Pretty Girl Rock", Keri Hilson
"Whip My Hair" Willow Smith
"Runaway" Kanye West ft. Pusha T
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans
Best International Act (Africa)
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D' Banj (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)
Best International Act (UK)
Taraji P. Henson
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too?
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year