• Brittanie G.

And the Nominees Are…BET Awards 2018

It’s that time of year again when over seven million people will gather in every living room across America to be revitalized by black excellence as they watch the 2018 BET Awards. The BET Awards is the most talked about event of the year in black culture, and fans are eagerly waiting to tune in to watch the celebrity audience arrive to the lovely Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California to slay the red carpet.

On Sunday, June 24 at 8pm ET, the Black Entertainment Television Network will bring you front row of the 18th annual BET Awards. The live celebration never fails to present a celebrity line up of the most fineness, and this year, the BET Awards will be hosted by the multi-talented, Academy Award-winning actor, Jamie Foxx, who is ready to keep you laughing out of your seat all night long.

The celebration is most known for its high energy stage performances. Taking the stage this year will be Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Migos and many other special performances.

The BET Awards recognizes and celebrates the best in black entertainment and the 2018 BET Award list of nominees are definitely some of the best in the entertainment industry. DJ Khaled has proven that he has the keys to success with the most nominations this year, leading with six total nominations. DJ Khaled is followed by Kendrick Lamar with a total of five nominations. Migos and SZA are close behind with a total of four nominations.

Check out the full list of nominees below and tune into the BET Awards on June 24th for a black cultural experience that you do not want to miss!

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award






Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award


A Tribe Called Quest


Rae Sremmurd

Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration Award

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 Award


Kendrick Lamar

DJ Khaled


J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

DeJ Loaf


Video of the Year Award

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 Award

Benny Boom

Director X

Ava Duvernay

Chris Brown

Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award



Daniel Caesar


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

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 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

Young Stars Award

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Tyler

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Best Movie Award

Black Panther

Girls Trip

A Wrinkle in Time



Sportswoman of the Year Award

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Candace Parker

Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award

Stephen Curry

LeBron James

Kevin Durant

Dwayne Wade

Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar


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 Award

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

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