Here Are Your 2016 BET Awards Nominees

blame it on Meka May 20, 2016

Every summer, the BET Awards are usually the awards show for the “less represented” section of music. Having been a Los Angeles staple for over a decade now, the 2016 incarnation will take place at the at Microsoft Theater on June 26th at 8pm EST.

The list of nominees have the same names that have been there in BET Awards of year’s past. Drake leads them all with nine total nods, followed by Beyoncé and Rihanna with five, with Chris Brown, Future, and Bryson Tiller (surprisingly) with four nominations each.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Andra Day
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group

ColleGrove (2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)
Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Best Collaboration

Big Sean – “Play No Games” f. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign
Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” f. Kanye West & John Legend
Future – “Where Ya At” f. Drake
Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” f. Beyoncé
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

DeJ Loaf
Lil Kim
Missy Eliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Formation
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Chris Brown (Ed. note: huh?)
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free)
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell (Ed. note: there’s always a Mary Mary nomination)
Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
O’Shea Jackson Jr.

YoungStars Award

Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhané Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

Beats Of No Nation
Straght Outta Compton

Sportswoman of the Year

Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chrs Brown – “Back To Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future – “Where Ya At” f. Drake
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

Centric Award

Andra Day – “Rise Up”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
K. Michelle – “Not A Little Bit”
Rihanna – “BBHMM”
The Internet – “Under Control”

Best International Act Africa

AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Casper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
MzVee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire)
WizKid (Nigeria)
Ayemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act UK

Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah

The BET Awards also did a Life Is Beautiful-esque promo video, getting choreographer Will “WilldaBeast” Adams to create a video announcing three of the categories.