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2020 BET Awards NOMINATION LIST – See Full List

BET announced on Monday the nominations for the 2020 Awards ceremony, which will also mark its 20th anniversary. 

The awards celebrate the brightest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy.The nominees announced in the Best International Act Award category are: Burna Boy, Innoss’B, Sho Madjozi, Dave, Stormzy, Ninho, and S.Pri Noir.

In the category for Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act are : Rema, Sha Sha, Celeste, Young T & Bugsey, Hatik and Stacy.

The 2020 BET Awards will air live on June 28 across ViacomCBS networks, including CBS for the first time. The show, which will be a virtual celebration because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will also air on BET and BET HER.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyonce
  • H.E.R. 
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Lizzo
  • Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Chris Brown
  • Jacquees
  • Khalid 
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher 

Best Group

  • Chloe X Halle
  • City Girls
  • EarthGang
  • Griselda
  • JackBoys
  • Migos

Best Collaboration

  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
  • “Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
  • “Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
  • “Slide,” H.E.R. featuring YG
  • “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
  • “On Chill,” Wale featuring Jeremih 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Lil Baby 
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

  • Cardi B
  • Doja Cat
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Saweetie

Video of the Year

  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
  • “Bop,” DaBaby
  • “Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
  • “The Box,” Roddy Ricch

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Cole Bennett
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Eif Rivera
  • Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist 

  • Danileigh
  • Lil Nas X
  • Pop Smoke
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Summer Walker 
  • YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

  • Cuz I Luv You, Lizzo
  • Fever, Megan Thee Stallion
  • Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyonce
  • I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
  • Kirk, DaBaby
  • Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • “Alright,” Fred Hammond 
  • “I Made It Out,” John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez
  • “Follow God,” Kanye West
  • “All In His Plan,” PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary 
  • “Victory,” The Clark Sisters

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Issa Rae
  • Regina King
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Zendaya 

Best Actor

  • Billy Porter
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Omari Hardwick  

Youngstars Award

  • Alex Hibbert
  • Asante Blackk
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston
  • Marsai Martin
  • Miles Brown
  • Storm Reid

Best Movie

  • Bad Boys For Life
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Harriet
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce
  • Just Mercy
  • Queen & Slim 

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Ajeé Wilson
  • Claressa Shields
  • Coco Gauff
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Lebron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Patrick Mahomes II
  • Stephen Curry
  • Steve Granitz/WireImage, Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

BET Her Award

  • “Underdog,” Alicia Keys
  • “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce featuring Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid and SAINt JHN
  • “Melanin,” Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and LaLa
  • “I Choose,” Layton Greene
  • “Tempo,” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliot
  • “Afeni,” Rapsody featuring PJ Morton

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
  • “Bop,” DaBaby
  • “Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
  • “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj
  • “The Box,” Roddy Ricch
  • “Heartless,” The Weeknd

Best International Act

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Innoss’B (DRC)
  • Sho Madjozi ( South Africa )
  • Dave (UK)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Ninho ( France )
  • S.Pri Noir ( France )

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Rema (Nigeria)
  • Sha Sha (Zimbabwe )
  • Celeste (UK)
  • Young T & Bugsey (UK)
  • Hatik ( France )
  • Stacy ( France )

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