• The BET AWARDS Just Got Bigger! Two Of The Biggest Names In Comedy, R&B Just Added….

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    Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson / LIVE from the Historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm* on BET

    NEW YORK, NY – June 12, 2012 – With previously announced performers like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, BET AWARDS 12 (#BETAWARDS) was already big, but it is about to get bigger! Known for delivering the most unforgettable live musical performances, BET AWARDS 12 has just added Usher, 2 Chainz and Big Sean to its performance lineup. Comedy heavy-hitters Kevin Hart and Cedric the Entertainer will join already announced superstar host, Samuel L. Jackson, as the first BET AWARDS 12 presenters.

    Returning to the BET AWARDS stage after last year’s sidesplitting hosting gig, Kevin Hart, along with Cedric the Entertainer, are sure to bring the funny to the stage on Sunday, July 1st live from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 8:00 pm*.

    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be honored with the prestigious “Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.”

    Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:
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    The BET AWARDS 12 will premiere Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. BST across BET’s international platforms in the UK and Africa.

    *All times are ET/PT.

    Take a look at the full list of nominees below. Tune into the 2102 BET Awards when they air Sunday July 1st. You don’t want to miss Samuel L. Jackson hosting this year either.

    Best International Act: Africa
    Camp Mulla (Kenya)
    Ice Prince (Nigeria)
    Lira (South Africa)
    Mokobe (Mali)
    Sarkodie (Ghana)
    Wizkid (Nigeria)

    Best Female R&B Artist
    Marsha Ambrosius
    Mary J. Blige
    Melanie Fiona

    Best Male R&B Artist
    Chris Brown
    Bruno Mars
    Trey Songz

    Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
    Big Sean
    J. Cole
    Lil Wayne
    Rick Ross
    Young Jeezy

    Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
    Nicki Minaj
    Brianna Perry

    Best Group
    Bad Meets Evil
    Diddy-Dirty Money
    Maybach Music Group
    Mindless Behavior
    The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

    Best New Artist
    A$AP Rocky
    Big Sean
    Meek Mill

    Best Collaboration
    Beyoncé ft./ J. Cole – “Party””
    Big Sean ft./ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay”
    DJ Khaled ft./ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
    Drake ft./ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
    The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”
    Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

    Video of the Year
    Beyoncé – “Countdown”
    Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
    The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”
    The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”
    Usher – “Climax”

    Video Director of the Year
    Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
    Benny Boom
    Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
    Kanye West
    Hype Williams

    Best Gospel
    Yolanda Adams
    Kim Burrell
    James Fortune & FIYA
    Fred Hammond
    Trin-I-Tee 5:7

    YoungStars Award
    Jacob Latimore
    Keke Palmer
    Willow Smith

    Viewers’ Choice Award
    Drake ft./ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
    Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
    Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
    Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
    The Throne ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”
    Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

    Centric Award
    Robert Glasper
    Robin Thicke

    Best International Act: U.K.
    Emeli Sande
    Wretch 32

    Best Actress
    Angela Bassett
    Viola Davis
    Taraji P. Henson
    Regina King
    Zoe Saldana

    Best Actor
    Don Cheadle
    Idris Elba
    Kevin Hart
    Denzel Washington

    Best Movie
    Good Deeds
    Jumping the Broom
    Laugh at My Pain
    Red Tails
    The Help

    Sportswoman of the Year
    Skylar Diggins
    Candace Parker
    Brittney Griner
    Serena Williams
    Venus Williams

    Sportsman of the Year
    Carmelo Anthony
    Kobe Bryant
    LeBron James
    Victor Cruz
    Kevin Durant

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