2022 Bet awards nominees announced
BET is a major TV and media network focused on entertainng and inspiring Black people and Black culture. One of the biggest ways BET highlights and acknowledges Black people and Black culture is via the BET Awards. The BET awards showcases what Black Excellence is in a variety of categories including music, television, sports, etc. This year's BET Awards will be held live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26, 2022, on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT. The award winning and multifaceted queen herself, Taraji P. Henson, will be returning to host. The night will be filled with fun, passion, and lots more, so this is an event you won’t want to miss!
The list of nominees for the 2022 BET Awards is as follows:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Ari Lennox, Chlöe, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Summer Walker.
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Blxst, Chris Brown, Givēon, Lucky Daye, The Weekend, Wizkid, Yung Bleu.
Best Group: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Chlöe X Halle, City Girls, Lil Baby & Lil Durk, Migos, Young Dolph & Key Glock.
Best Collaboration: Essence Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems, Every Chance I Get DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk, Family Ties Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, Kiss Me More Doja Cat Feat. SZA, Way 2 Sexy Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug, Whole Lotta Money (REMIX) BIA Feat. Nicki Minaj.
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Cardi B, Doja Cat, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Saweetie.
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake, Future, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby.
Video of the Year: Family Ties Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, Have Mercy Chlöe, Kiss Me More Doja Cat Feat. SZA, Pressure Ari Lennox, Smokin Out The Window Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Way 2 Sexy Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug.
Video Director of the Year: Anderson .Paak A.K.A. Director .Paak, Benny Boom, Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch, Director X, Hype Williams, Missy Elliott.
Best New Artist: Baby Keem, Benny The Butcher, Latto, Muni Long, Tems, Yung Bleu.
Album of the Year: An Evening With Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Back of My Mind H.E.R., Call Me If You Get Lost Tyler, The Creator, Certified Lover Boy Drake, Donda Kanye West, Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: The Deluxe Jazmine Sullivan, Planet Her Doja Cat.
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: All In Your Hands Marvin Sapp, Come To Life Kanye West, Grace Kelly Price, Hallelujah Fred Hammond, Hold Us Together (Hope Mix) H.E.R. & Tauren Wells, Jireh Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, We Win Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin.
BET Her: Best of Me (Originals) Alicia Keys, Good Morning Gorgeous Mary J. Blige, Have Mercy Chlöe, Pressure Ari Lennox, Roster Jazmine Sullivan, Unloyal Summer Walker & Ari Lennox, Woman Doja Cat.
Best International Act: Dave (UK), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Fireboy DML (Nigeria), Little Simz (UK), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League DJZ (South Africa), Tayc (France), Tems (Nigeria).
Best Movie: Candyman, King Richard, Respect, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Summer of Soul, The Harder They Fall.
Best Actor: Adrian Holmes Bel Air, Anthony Anderson BLACK-ISH, Damson Idris Snowfall, Denzel Washington The Tragedy of Macbeth, Forest Whitaker Respect | Godfather of Harlem, Jabari Banks Bel Air, Sterling K. Brown This Is Us, Will Smith King Richard.
Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis King Richard, Coco Jones Bel Air, Issa Rae Insecure, Jennifer Hudson Respect, Mary J. Blige Power Book II: GHOST, Queen Latifah The Equalizer, Quinta Brunson Abbott Elementary, Regina King The Harder They Fall, Zendaya Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home.
YoungStars Award: Akira Akbar, Demi Singleton, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Saniyya Sidney.
Sportswoman of the Year Award: Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Sha'Carri Richardson, Simone Biles.
Sportsman of the Year Award: Aaron Donald, Bubba Wallace, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ja Morant, Lebron James, Stephen Curry.