2018 BET Awards nominations: DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar in the lead

DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations at this year’s BET Awards, with six and five nominations respectively, including Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and Album of the Year.

Lamar has two names in the album category for his solo effort “DAMN.” and “Black Panther: The Album”, which he conducted. DJ Khaled also has a record in the running with “Grateful,” as well as other nominations for his collaborative work with Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Jay-Z, Future and Beyonce, as well as his video for “Wild Thoughts.” Lamar has also been recognized for his collaboration with Rihanna on “Loyalty” and the video for “Humble.” The two are also up for best male hip hop artist.

Other 2018 nominees include Migos, with four nominations, including Best Group and Album of the Year; and SZA with four nominations as well, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.

Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Donald Glover and Sterling K. Brown are among the stars up for acting awards.

The 2018 BET Awards will take place on June 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here is the full list of nominees.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The weekend
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 and Beyoncé – “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 Khalid
Jay Z
J. Cole

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Bread

Video of the Year Award
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Cardi B – “Yellow Bodak”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar- “HUMBLE”.
Migos feat. Drake – “Walk, Talk About It”

Video director of the year
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay
Chris Brown
David 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 Up”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – “Getting Ready”

The award for best international act
Bouba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)​
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (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 Bassette
Letitia Wright
Taraji P.Henson

Best Actor Award
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Star Awards
Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Film Award
“Black Panther”
“Girls’ Trip”
“A shortcut in time”

Sportswoman of the year award
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins Smith
Candice Parker
Elana Meyers-Taylor

Athlete of the Year Award
Stephen Curry
james lebron
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award
“DAMN.” –Kendrick Lamar
“Ctrl” – SZA
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Culture II” – Migos
“Black Panther: The Album” – Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists
“Grateful” – DJ Khaled

BET its price
Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me Down”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – “Magic of Melanin (Pretty Brunette)”
Chloe X Halle – “The Kids Are Fine”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Violin”

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Yellow Bodak”
Kendrick Lamar- “HUMBLE”.
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos feat. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj – “Motorsport”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”