Beyonce And Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations

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May 14, 2014 | 3:27pm EST

Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z are set for a big night at the 2014 BET Awards after scoring four nominations apiece.
The Crazy in Love hitmakers will compete against each other in the Best Collaboration category, in which Beyonce’s song Drunk in Love, which features her husband, will battle JayZ and Justin Timberlake’s Holy Grail.
Drake and Majid Jordan’s Hold On (We’re Going Home), Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams’ Blurred Lines, YG’s My Hitta collaboration with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and I Luv This by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ are also up for the prize.
Meanwhile, rivals Jay Z and Drake will go toe to toe in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, alongside Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, while Beyonce will battle Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna and Tamar Braxton for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist title.
Jay Z and Beyonce will also vie for the coveted Video of the Year award with the videos for Drunk in Love and Partition, respectively. Pharrell Williams’ Happy, Chris Brown’s Fine China and Drake’s Worst Behavior are also nominated.
In the movie categories, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong’o and Oprah Winfrey will fight for the Best Actress prize, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Michael B. Jordan are up for the Best Actor trophy.
The Best Movie nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
The 2014 BET Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on 29 June.
The full list of nominees are:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyonce
Janelle Monae
Jhene Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/ Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT
Young Money

Best Collaboration
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyonce featuring Jay Z – Drunk in Love
Drake featuring Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Beyonce – Partition
Beyonce featuring Jay Z – Drunk in Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tiley
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Zendaya

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

Centric Award
Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”
Jhene Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale featuring Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

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