The 7th Annual Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET Awards) hosted by Mo’Nique, of the “Flavor of Love” show’s post-series “Charm School,” airs live on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT from the Shrine Auditorium in LA.
Other multiple nominees include Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, the break-out star of “Dreamgirls” starring Beyonce, with three nominations; R&B singing sensation Ciara also with three; Hip Hop ballad maker Akon with three; soulful duo Gnarls Barkley; Robin Thicke, with two nominations for best R&B Artist and Viewer’s Choice for his chart-topping hit “Lost Without You” and artists Ludacris, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and more.
Other’s nominated include Diddy, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T.I., all up for “Best Male Hip-Hop” and Three 6 Mafia, Gnarls Barkley (up for two nominations), Mary Mary (up for two nominations), Outkast, and Pretty Ricky up for “Best Group.”
The complete list of nominees include:
Male Hip Hop: Diddy, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T.I.
Collaboration: Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, “I Wanna Love You”; Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Deja Vu”; Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Upgrade U”; Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole, “Last Night”; Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige, “Runaway Love.”
Female R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Corinne Bailey Rae.
Male R&B: Akon, John Legend, Gerald Levert, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke.
Group: Gnarls Barkley, Mary Mary, Outkast, Pretty Ricky, Three Six Mafia.
New Artist: Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Jennifer Hudson, MIMS, Corinne Bailey Rae.
Gospel Artist: Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Mary Mary.
Video of the Year: Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, “I Wanna Love You”; Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”; Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”; Ciara, “Like a Boy”; Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy.”
Actress: Tichina Arnold, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington, Chandra Wilson.
Actor: Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Forest Whitaker.
Female Athlete: Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Gail Devers, Lisa Leslie, Serena Williams.
Male Athlete: Reggie Bush, LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Dwyane Wade, Tiger Woods.
BET J Cool Like That award: Gerald Levert, Brian McKnight, Eric Roberson, Musiq Soulchild, Elisabeth Withers.
BET Choice award: Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”; Birdman & Lil Wayne, “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”; Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown, “Shortie Like Mine”; Ciara, “Because of You”; Robin Thicke, “Lost Without You”; UNK “Walk It Out.” AP