The Associated Press reported that the producer has six nominations, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year and two nominations in the Best Collaboration category. Essence reported that SZA has four nominations including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, making her the most-nominated woman for the awards. The Los Angeles Times reported that Cardi B and Migos each have four nominations and Cardi has three more nominations as a featured artist.
Although most awards are music-based, Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o and Taraji P. Henson are among the nominees for Best Actress. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Sterling K. Brown are among the nominees for Best Actor. Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Steph Curry and Dwyane Wade are nominated in Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year awards, respectively.
The 2018 BET Awards air live on BET June 24 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The full list of nominees are below.
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist: Beyonce SZA H.E.R. Rihanna Kehlani
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist: Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Khalid Daniel Caesar
Best Group: Migos A Tribe Called Quest N.E.R.D. Rae Sremmurd Chloe X Halle
Best Collaboration: Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B - Finesse (Remix) DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce - Top Off Cardi B feat. 21 Savage - Bartier Cardi French Montana feat. Swae Lee - Unforgettable Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna - LOYALTY.
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar DJ Khaled Jay-Z J. Cole
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Cardi B Nicki Minaj Remy Ma Dej Loaf Rapsody
Video of the Year: Drake - God's Plan Cardi B - Bodak Yellow Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B - Finesse (Remix) DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. Migos feat. Drake - Walk It Talk It
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom Director X Ava Duvernay Chris Brown Dave Meyers
Best New Artist: SZA H.E.R. Daniel Caesar GOLDLINK A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational: Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly - I'll Find You Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade - Words Are Few Ledisi & Kirk Franklin - If You Don't Mind Marvin Sapp - Close Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj - I'm Getting Ready
The Best International Act: Booba (France) Cassper Nyovest (SA) Dadju (France) Davido (Nigeria) Distruction Boyz (SA) Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo) J Hus (UK) Niska (France) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Stefflon Don (UK) Stormzy (UK)
Best Actress: Tiffany Haddish Lupita Nyong'o Issa Rae Angela Bassett Letitia Wright Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman Michael B. Jordan Donald Glover Sterling K. Brown Denzel Washington Daniel Kaluuya
Young Stars: Yara Shahidi Ashton Tyler Caleb McLaughlin Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin Miles Brown
Best Movie: Black Panther Girls Trip A Wrinkle in Time Detroit Mudboung
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams Venus Williams Skylar Diggins-Smith Candace Parker Elana Meyers Taylor
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry LeBron James Kevin Durant Dwayne Wade Odell Beckham Jr.
Album of the Year: DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar CTRL - SZA 4:44 - Jay-Z Culture II - Migos Black Panther: The Album - Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists Grateful - DJ Khaled
BET Her Award: Janelle Monae - Django Jane Lizzo - Water Me Mary J. Blige - Strength of a Woman Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown - Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown) Chloe X Halle - The Kids Are Alright Leikeli47 - 2nd Fiddle
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice: SZA feat. Travis Scott - Love Galore Cardi B - Bodak Yellow Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. Drake - God's Plan Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj - Motor Sport DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts