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2022 ‘BET Awards’ – and the Nominees are…

BET announced the nominees for the 2022 BET Awards set to take place later this month.

This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the awards ceremony will air live on Monday, 27 June 2022 on BET Africa at 01:00 WAT/ 02:00 CAT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

African artists Major League DJz, Tems, Fireboy DML and Wizkid have been nominated in the Best International Act category and Wizkid for the Best Male R&B/ POP Artist category.

Doja Cat is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ for Planet Her, ‘BET Her’ for Woman, ‘Video of the Year’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA, and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA.

Ari Lennox and Drake garnered the second most nods with four nominations each. Ari Lennox is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’ for Pressure, ‘BET Her’ for Pressure, and ‘BET Her’ for Unloyal by Summer Walker & Ari Lennox.

Drake’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, ‘Video of the Year’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, and ‘Album of the Year’ for Certified Lover Boy. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems are the third-highest with three nominations each.

Here are the nominees for BET Awards 2022 are:

Best International Act

MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
DAVE (UK)
DINOS (FRANCE)
FALLY IPUPA (DRC)
FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)
LITTLE SIMZ (UK)
LUDMILLA (BRAZIL)
TAYC (FRANCE)
TEMS (NIGERIA)

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

WIZKID
BLXST
CHRIS BROWN
GIVĒON
LUCKY DAYE
THE WEEKND
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 SILK SONIC – 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 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
STORM REID

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

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