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BET Awards 2022: Full List of Nominees is Here

The award season is officially back baby! The list of nominees for the BET Awards 2022 has been revealed. Keep reading further to know whether your favorite celebrity has been nominated or not.

Who has bagged the highest number of nominations at the BET Awards 2022?

This year, the Kiss Me More singer Doja Cat is leading the pack of nominees with a total of six nominations. She has been nominated in various categories such as R&B/pop artist, best female hip hop artist, album of the year for Planet Her, BET Her for “Woman,” and video of the year, and best collaboration — for “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA.

When we talk about the nominations for the BET Awards 2022, Doja is the only artist who has been nominated in both R&B/pop and hip hop categories, which clearly shows the popularity of the rock star.

Next in line of the nominees are Ari Lennox and Drake, both of them have four nominations, followed by Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems with three nominations each.

Three albums that were nominated for album of the year at the 64th annual Grammy Awards have also found a place in the list of nominees for the BET Awards 2022. The names of the three albums are as follows: H.E.R.’s Back of My Mind, West’s Donda, and Doja’s Planet Her.

Will Smith has been nominated for Best Actor at the BET Awards 2022

Yes, you heard it right. When we talk about the Oscars 2022, it is something that the Hollywood actor would consider one of the best and worst moments of his life. That night, Smith took the trophy of best actor for his brilliant performance in King Richard home.

On the other hand, Will slapped Chris Rock on the stage of the Oscars which went on to become one of the hotly debated topics in the world. He has time to redeem himself now, he has been nominated in the best actor category alongside Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth and many more.

When will the BET Awards 2022 take place?

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you that the BET Awards 2022 will air live Sunday, June 26, on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The award show will be hosted by none other than Taraji P. Henson.

The BET’s executive vice president, Connie Orlando will oversee the annual show that will include specials, music programming, music strategy, and news, along with Jamal Noisette, who will be playing the role of co-executive producer for BET and look after VP, specials, music programming & music strategy.

Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company that will be managing the award show. Along with Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay will serve as the executive producers for the show.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2022

Album of the year

An Evening With Silk Sonic, 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

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Best female hip hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best male hip hop artist

J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
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 new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

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,” 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

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


“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 international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League Djz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

King Richard
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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Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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