Beyoncé, Jay Z Lead BET Awards Nominations

14 May 2014, 16:48

Jay Z and Beyonce at the basketball

The couple are each nominated in five categories for this year's awards.

Beyoncé and Jay Z lead the nominations for this year's BET Awards.

The power couple have each been nominated in five categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year.

"This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture," Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, said.

"It’s great to see our talented new artist’s right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the nominees." 

Other big nominees include Drake, who is also nominated in five categories, while Pharrell Williams picks up four nods including Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for 'Blurred Lines'.

This year's BET AWards will air internationally on Tuesday, 1st July at 9pm on BET. 

The full list of nominees for the BET Awards 2014 are:

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

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
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
Young Money

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

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

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

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé ft. 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 Tilley
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

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 f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

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

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