2017 BET Awards Nominees

Written by on 22 May 2017

It’s that time of year – the nominees for the 2017 BET Awards are out. Of course, our favorite mainstays like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Drake and Migos made the list. And as always, there’s a few surprises and maybe some newbies that made the coveted list. Throw in an eclectic mix of categories and you have this year’s awards ready to make some noise. Without further adieu, here’s this year’s list of nominees:

Album of the Year

  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • 4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
  • A Seat at The Table – Solange
  • Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
  • Lemonade – Beyonc

Video of the Year

  • Beyoncé – “Sorry”
  • Big Sean ­– “Bounce Back”
  • Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
  • Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  • Beyoncé – “Sorry”
  • Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
  • Drake – “Fake Love”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
  • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Best New Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Cardi B
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Khalid
  • Young M.A.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna
  • Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Missy Elliott
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma
  • Young M.A

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Big Sean
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar

Best Duo/Group

  • 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma
  • Migos
  • Rae Sremmurd

Best Gospel Artist

  • CeCe Winans
  • Fantasia
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Lecrae
  • Tamela Mann

Best Collaboration

  • Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
  • Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
  • Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Beyoncé & JAY Z – “Shining”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

BET Centric Award

  • Fantasia – “Sleeping with the One I Love”
  • Kehlani – “Distraction”
  • Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
  • Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
  • Syd – “All About Me”
  • Yuna featuring Usher – “Crush”

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom (Kehlani – “CRZY”)
  • Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia (Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”)
  • Director X (Zayn Malik – “Like I Would”)
  • Hype Williams (Tyga featuring Desiigner – “Gucci Snakes”)
  • Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé – “Sorry”)

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”
  • Fantasia featuring Tye Tribbett – “I Made It”
  • Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”
  • Lecrae – “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
  • Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Best Actress

  • Gabrielle Union
  • Issa Rae
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Viola Davis

Best Actor

  • Bryshere Y. Gray
  • Denzel Washington
  • Donald Glover
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award

  • Ace Hunter
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Jaden Smith
  • Marsai Martin
  • Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

  • Get Out
  • Moonlight
  • Hidden Figures
  • Fences
  • The Birth of a Nation

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles
  • Skylar Diggins
  • Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

  • LeBron James
  • Cam Newton
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Stephen Curry

Best International Act: Europe

  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Skepta (UK)
  • Giggs (UK)
  • Craig David (UK)
  • Wiley (UK)
  • Emeli Sandé (Scotland)
  • MHD (France)
  • Booba (France)

Best International Act: Africa

  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Tekno (Nigeria)
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • AKA (SA)
  • Nasty C (SA)
  • Babes Wodumo (SA)

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