Kanye West, Beyonce Lead 2012 BET Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 BET Awards have been announced, and it’s no surprise that Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj and a few of the usual suspects are leading the pack. Check out the list of nominees after the jump.

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 featuring J. Cole, “Party”
• Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin & Chardonnay”
• DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”
• Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”
• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
• Wale featuring 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) featuring 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

Young Stars 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 Viewers’ Choice Award

• Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
• Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
• Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”
• Mindless Behavior, “Hello”
• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
• Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

• Common
• Estelle
• Robert Glasper
• Robin Thicke
• Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

• Camp Mulla (Kenya)
• Ice Prince (Nigeria)
• Lira (South Africa)
• Mokobe (Mali)
• Sarkodie (Ghana)
• Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

• Estelle
• Labrinth
• Emeli Sandé
• Sway
• Wretch 32