2011 BET Award Nominations / by

It's almost June, and you know what that means. The BET Awards are amongst us. Airing live from Los Angeles on Sunday June 26th& hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, this year's ceremony honors nominees from top veterans on the music game like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West &; Snoop Dogg to newcomers like Nicki Minaj, Cali Swag District and more. Check out the nominations after the break to see if your favs made it.


Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
LoLa Monroe

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group
Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration
B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – “Look at Me Now”
Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Video of the Year
Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T – “Runaway”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Viewer’s Choice Award
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name”
Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award
Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act: U.K.
VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)

Beyoncé hasn't had a single or album out in a while but she's nominated, and I wouldn't be surprised if she wins. I mean her album is coming out and they could simply say that she's nominated for "Run The World (Girls)" and that would tic off the world. One thing that ticks me off is that YEAR AFTER YEAR, these awards shows consider Rihanna an R&B artist! That is what she is NOT! Give that spot to someone else, someone who is R&B! JEEEZ! Performers will be announced shortly.