SZA, Migos, DJ Khaled Top Nominees For 2018 BET Awards

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Sydney Scott May, 16, 2018

Nominees for the 2018 BET Awards have been announced!

DJ Khaled leads the group of nominees with six noms, followed closely by SZA and Migos who received four.  Billboard reports that Khaled is nominated for Album of the Year for Grateful and Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts.” Migos also landed a nomination for Video of the Year for “Walk it Talk It,” featuring Drake, and a nomination for Best Group.

SZA’s four nominations include Best New Artist, Best Female R&B / Pop Artist, Album of the Year, the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, making her the most nominated woman at this year’s event. The singer will compete with Beyoncé for Best Female R&B / Pop Artist, a category that includes other formidable nominees like H.E.R., Rihanna, and Kehlani.

Other music nominees at this year’s BET awards include Bruno Mars, Drake, JAY-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B.

Fans will also get to see their favorite actors go toe-to-toe for big awards. Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, and Taraji P. Henson are all nominated for Best Actress. And, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, and Sterling K. Brown are nominated for Best Actor. 

You can find the full list of nominees below. The 2018 BET Awards airs June 24 on BET.

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award:
Beyonce
SZA
H.E.R.
Rihanna
Kehlani
                             
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award:
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar
                             
Best Group Award:
Migos
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D.
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle
              
Best Collaboration Award:
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts 
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off    
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi 
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable 
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.
                             
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Award:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award:
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Dej Loaf
Rapsody
                             
Video of the Year Award:
Drake – God’s Plan 
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow 
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)  
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts 
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It 
              
Video Director of the Year Award:
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award:
SZA
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
GOLDLINK
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You
Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – If You Don’t Mind
Marvin Sapp – Close
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Getting Ready

The Best International Act Award:
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Best Actress Award:
Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson   

Best Actor Award:           
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award:
Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Movie Award:
Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle in Time
Detroit
Mudboung

Sportswoman of the Year Award:
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award:    
Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Kevin Durant 
Dwayne Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award:
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar  
CTRL – SZA
4:44 – Jay-Z
Culture II – Migos
Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
Grateful – DJ Khaled 

BET Her Award:
Janelle Monae – Django Jane
Lizzo – Water Me
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)    
Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Leikeli47 – 2nd Fiddle

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award:
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Drake – God’s Plan 
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – Motor Sport  
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts