Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 BET Awards - nominees

The nominations for the 2011 BET Awards have been announced. The nominees for Best Movie are Death at a Funeral, For Colored Girls, Takers, The Book of Eli and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too?

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

Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group

Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Collaboration

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

J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

YoungStars Award

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

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

Best Gospel

Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award

Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act (Africa)

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D' Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)

VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best Actress

Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie

Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

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