BET Awards 2012: Kanye West Leads Nominations; Samuel L. Jackson Hosting

Kanye West on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian must be proud of her man!

Kanye West earned the most nominations for the 2012 BET Awards. The rapper received seven nods — six of which came from his Watch the Throne collaboration with Jay-Z, who earned five nominations himself.

Jay-Z’s wife and mother of 4-month-old daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce, earned the second highest nominations with six.

The BET Awards will air July 1 live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium and Samuel L. Jackson is set to host. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are confirmed to perform at the show.

Check out the complete list on nominations below and tell Us: Who were you surprised to see nominated and who do you think was snubbed?

Best Female R&B Artist

– Marsha Ambrosius

– Beyoncé

– Mary J. Blige

– Melanie Fiona

– Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

– Chris Brown

– Bruno Mars

– Miguel

– Trey Songz

– Usher

Best Group

– Bad Meets Evil

– Diddy-Dirty Money

– Maybach Music Group

– Mindless Behavior

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

– Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, “Party”

– Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin & Chardonnay”

– DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”

– Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

– Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

– Big Sean

– Drake

– J. Cole

– Lil Wayne

– Rick Ross

– Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

– Diamond

– Nicki Minaj

– Brianna Perry

– Trina

Video of the Year

– Beyoncé, “Countdown”

– Beyoncé, “Love On Top”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), “N—as in Paris”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”?- Usher, “Climax”

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Lester Cohen/WireImage

Video Director of the Year

– Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson

– Benny Boom

– Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

– Kanye West

– Hype Williams

Best New Artist

– A$AP Rocky

– Big Sean

– Diggy

– Future

– Meek Mill

Best Gospel

– Yolanda Adams

– Kim Burrell

– James Fortune & FIYA

– Fred Hammond

– Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress

– Angela Bassett

– Viola Davis

– Taraji P. Henson

– Regina King

– Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

– Don Cheadle

– Common

– Idris Elba

– Kevin Hart

– Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

– Astro

– Diggy

– Jacob Latimore

– Keke Palmer

– Willow Smith

Best Movie

Good Deeds

Jumping the Broom

Laugh at My Pain

Red Tails

The Help

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

– Skylar Diggins

– Brittney Griner

– Candace Parker

– Serena Williams

– Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

– Carmelo Anthony

– Kobe Bryant

– Victor Cruz

– Kevin Durant

– LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

– Beyoncé, “Love on Top”

– Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

– Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

– Mindless Behavior,  “Hello”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

– Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

– Common

– Estelle

– Robert Glasper

– Robin Thicke

– Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

– Camp Mulla (Kenya)

– Ice Prince (Nigeria)

– Lira (South Africa)

– Mokobe (Mali)

– Sarkodie (Ghana)

– Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

– Estelle

– Labrinth

– Emeli Sandé

– Sway

– Wretch 32

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