BET Awards 2022: Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and Drake among the best nominees

Doja Cat leads the pack of 2022 BET Awards nominees with six nods, followed closely by Ari Lennox and Drake, who each grabbed four.

Doja Cat topped the music categories at the annual awards ceremony with an Album of the Year nomination for “Planet Her,” as well as nominations for Best R&B/Pop Female Artist and Hip-Hop Female Artist. poof. Her duet with SZA, “Kiss Me More,” is up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. Doja Cat is also nominated for a BET Her award for her hit record, “Woman.”

Lennox’s four nods include Top Female Pop R&B Artist; a BET Her nomination for “Unloyal” with Summer Walker; as well as Video of the Year and BET Her nods for their song “Pressure.” Drake’s nominations include Best Male Hip-Hop Artist; best collaboration and video of the year for “Way 2 Sexy”, with Future and Young Thug; and album of the year for “Certified Lover Boy”.

Oscar-nominated Taraji P. Henson returns to host the annual awards show, dubbed culture’s biggest night, for the second year in a row. The BET Awards will air Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT, streaming live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, HER, Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby and Tems all earned three nominations each, as did Mary J. Blige, whose three nods are split between the music and TV/film categories. Blige is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, BET Her Award for her song “Good Morning Gorgeous,” and Best Actress for her work in “Power Book II: Ghost.”

The film’s main nominee is ‘King Richard,’ which picked up five nominations, including Best Picture, as well as Best Actor and Actress nominations for stars Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis and YoungStars Award nominations for Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney. Other notable nominees in the film and television categories include Zendaya (who was nominated for Best Actress for ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’) and Forest Whitaker (nominated for ‘Respect’ and “Godfather of Harlem”). ABC’s “Black-ish” and Peacock’s “Bel-Air” each earned three nominations for their final and first seasons, respectively; similarly, Issa Rae and Quinta Brunson were each nominated for best actress for swansong “Insecure” and breakout year “Abbot Elementary.”

Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy and News, will oversee the 2022 BET Awards, alongside Jamal Noisette, Vice President, Specials, Music Programming and Music Strategy, who will serve as co-producer. executive for the network. The show will be produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as executive producers.

The 2022 class of nominees are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is made up of entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.

The full list of nominees for the 2022 BET Awards is as follows:

Best R&B/Pop Female Artist
Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
summer walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
lucky day
The weekend
Yung Blue

Best Group
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic)
Chloe x Halle
city ​​girls
Lil Baby and Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Better cooperation
“Essence”, Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber and Tims
“Every Chance I Get”, DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk
“Family Ties”, Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More”, Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy”, Drake Feat. Future and young thug
“Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”, BIA Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan you stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Little baby

Video of the Year
“Family Ties”, Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar
“Have mercy”, Chlöe
“Kiss Me More”, Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox
“Smoke Out the Window”, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic)
“Way 2 Sexy”, Drake Feat. Future and young thug

Video director of the year
Anderson .Paak AKA Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyonce & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
hype williams
Missy Elliot

Best New Artist
Baby Keem
Benny the butcher
Muni long
Yung Blue

album of the year
“An Evening with Silk Sonic”, Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic)
“The Back of My Mind”, ELLE
“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 Elle”, Doja Cat

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
“It’s all in your hands”, Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life”, Kanye West
“Grace”, Kelly Price
“Hallelujah”, Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”, HER and Tauren Wells
“Jireh”, elevation cult and music from Maverick City
“We Win”, Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

PUT it on
“The Best of Me (Originals)”, Alicia Keys
“Hello Gorgeous”, Mary J. Blige
“Have mercy”, Chlöe
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox
“List”, Jazmine Sullivan
“Unfaithful”, Summer Walker and Ari Lennox
“Woman”, Doja cat

Best International Act
David (UK)
Dinosaurs (France)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (UK)
Ludmila (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Time (Nigeria)

Best film
“candy maker”
“King Richard”
“Space Jam: A New Legacy”
“Summer of the Soul”
“The More They Fall”

Best actor
Adrian Holmes, “Bel Air”
Anthony Anderson, “Black-Ish”
Damson Idris, “Snowfall”
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Forest Whitaker, “Respect” and “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 More They Fall”
Zendaya, “Euphoria” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

YoungStars Awards
Akira Akbar
Half Singleton
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award
Britney Griner
Candice Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’Carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Athlete of the Year Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
james lebron
Stephen Curry