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

USMagazine, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 4:15pm (PDT)

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.

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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.

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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"

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

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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

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: BET Awards 2012: Kanye West Leads Nominations; Samuel L. Jackson Hosting

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