The nominations have been revealed for the 2018 BET Awards, and it promises to be a big year for multiple nominees DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar, who top this year’s list with six and five nods, respectively.
DJ Khaled received nods for Video of the Year, two nominations for Best Collaboration (with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for “Wild Thoughts” and with Jay-Z, Future, and Beyonce for “Top Off”), Album of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.
Following close behind is Kendrick Lamar, who picked up five nominations, including Best Collaboration (with Rihanna for “Loyalty”.), Video of the Year, Album of the Year, and Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.
Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards (including Best Group and Album of the Year) and SZA, also nominated for four awards (including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist).
The 2018 BET Awards will take place on Sunday, June 24, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The complete list of nominees:
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award: Beyonce; SZA; H.E.R.; Rihanna; Kehlani
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award: Bruno Mars; Chris Brown; The Weeknd; Khalid; Daniel Caesar
Best Group Award: Migos; A Tribe Called Quest; N.E.R.D.; Rae Sremmurd; Chloe x Halle
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Award: Drake; Kendrick Lamar; DJ Khaled; Jay-Z, J. Cole
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award: Cardi B, Nicki Minaj; Remy Ma; Dej Loaf; Rapsody
Video Director of the Year Award: Benny Boom; Director X; Ava DuVernay; Chris Brown; Dave Meyers
Best New Artist Award: SZA; H.E.R.; Daniel Caesar; Goldlink; A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
The Best International Act Award: 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 Award: Tiffany Haddish; Lupita Nyong’o; Issa Rae; Angela Bassett; Letitia Wright; Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor Award: Chadwick Boseman; Michael B. Jordan; Donald Glover; Sterling K. Brown; Denzel Washington; Daniel Kaluuya