The 2015 BET Awards which is currently going on at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Leading with the most nominations are Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, who both have six nods. Right behind then are Lil Wayne and Beyonce, who each have four nominations. 22 winners will be announced from the fields of music, sports, and acting.
The Awards show is hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who are both up for acting awards. Anderson is competing against Indrid Elba, Kevin Hart, Terrence Howard, and Jussie Smollett, while Ross is facing off with Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, and Kerry Washington. The Best Movie nominees are Annie, Beyond The Lights, Selma, Think Like A Man Too, and Top Five. And vying for Sportsman of the Year are Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Marshawn Lynch, Floyd Mayweather, and Chris Paul.
In addition to those competing for awards, Smokey Robinson will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award, Tom Joyner will receive the Humanitarian Award, and Janet Jackson’s getting the first-ever Ultimate Icon Music Dance Visual Award.
Check out the full list below!
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Beyonce
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Chris Brown
Best Group – Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration – Common and John Legend ‘Glory’
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year – Beyonce “7/11″
Video Director of the Year – Beyonce, Ed Burke, Todd Tourso
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Best Gospel Artist – Lacrae
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor – Terrance Howard
Young Stars Award – Mo’ne Davis
Best Movie – “Selma“
Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year – Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award – Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – “Only”
Centric Award – The Weekend “Earned It”
Best International Act: Africa – Stonebwoy
Best International Act: UK – Stormzy
FANdemoniam Award – Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement – Smokey Robinson
Humanitarian Award – Tom Joyner
Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award – Janet Jackson