“BET AWARDS” 2022 OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS AND MEDIA CREDENTIALS LINK

06/01/22



DOJA CAT LEADS WITH SIX “BET AWARDS” 2022 NOMINATIONS


ARI LENNOX AND DRAKE FOLLOW WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS APIECE


BABY KEEM, SILK SONIC (BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK), CHLÖE, FUTURE, H.E.R., JAZMINE SULLIVAN, KANYE WEST, KENDRICK LAMAR, LIL BABY, MARY J. BLIGE, AND TEMS TIED WITH 3 NOMINATIONS EACH

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“BET AWARDS” 2022 WILL AIR LIVE FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN L.A. LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26 AT 8 PM ET/ PT ON BET

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“BET Awards” 2022 Media Credential Link:

https://2022betacreds.pvitl.com/registration/media_form_media


New York, NY (June 1, 2022) – Today, BET announces the “BET Awards” 2022 nominees with Doja Cat leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air LIVE, Sunday, June 26, 2022, on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Doja Cat isnominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ for Planet Her, ‘BET Her’ for Woman, ‘Video of the Year’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA, and‘Best Collaboration,’ for Kiss Me Morefeaturing SZA.


Ari Lennox and Drake garnered the second most nods with four nominations each. Ari Lennox is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’ for Pressure, ‘BET Her’ for Pressure, and ‘BET Her’ for Unloyalby Summer Walker & Ari Lennox. Drake’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ for Way 2 Sexyfeaturing Future and Young Thug, ‘Video of the Year’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, and ‘Album of the Year’ for Certified Lover Boy. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West,Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby,  Mary J. Blige, and Tems are the third-highest with three nominations each.


“BET Awards” 2022 nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts.


Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards” 2022 continues to reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating the present and future of Black music by elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.


Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News will oversee the annual show, along with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will serve as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers.


The complete list of nominees for “BET Awards” 2022 are:


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist     

ARI LENNOX

CHLÖE

DOJA CAT

H.E.R.

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

MARY J. BLIGE

SUMMER WALKER


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BLXST

CHRIS BROWN

GIVĒON

LUCKY DAYE

THE WEEKND

WIZKID

BLEU


Best Group

BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC

CHLÖE X HALLE

CITY GIRLS

LIL BABY & LIL DURK

MIGOS

YOUNG DOLPH & KEY GLOCK


Best Collaboration

ESSENCE                                                        WIZKID FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS

EVERY CHANCE I GET                                  DJ KHALED FEAT. LIL BABY & LIL DURK

FAMILY TIES                                                  BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

KISS ME MORE                                             DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA

WAY 2 SEXY                                                   DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

WHOLE LOTTA MONEY (REMIX)               BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ


Best Female Hip Hop Artist

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

LATTO

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NICKI MINAJ

SAWEETIE


Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DRAKE

FUTURE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

LIL BABY


Video of the Year

FAMILY TIES                                                                BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

HAVE MERCY                                                              CHLÖE

KISS ME MORE                                                            DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA

PRESSURE                                                                    ARI LENNOX

SMOKIN OUT THE WINDOW                                    BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC

WAY 2 SEXY                                                                 DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG


Video Director of the Year

ANDERSON .PAAK A.K.A. DIRECTOR .PAAK

BENNY BOOM

BEYONCÉ & DIKAYL RIMMASCH

DIRECTOR X

HYPE WILLIAMS

MISSY ELLIOTT


Best New Artist

BABY KEEM

BENNY THE BUTCHER

LATTO

MUNI LONG

TEMS

BLEU


Album of the Year

AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC                                BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK, SILK SONIC

BACK OF MY MIND                                                    H.E.R.

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST                                        TYLER, THE CREATOR

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY                                               DRAKE

DONDA                                                                        KANYE WEST

HEAUX TALES, MO' TALES: THE DELUXE                 JAZMINE SULLIVAN

PLANET HER                                                                DOJA CAT


Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ALL IN YOUR HANDS                                                  MARVIN SAPP

COME TO LIFE                                                             KANYE WEST

GRACE                                                                          KELLY PRICE

HALLELUJAH                                                                FRED HAMMOND

HOLD US TOGETHER (HOPE MIX)                            H.E.R. & TAUREN WELLS

JIREH                                                                            ELEVATION WORSHIP & MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

WE WIN                                                                       LIL BABY X KIRK FRANKLIN


BET Her

BEST OF ME (ORIGINALS)                                         ALICIA KEYS

GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS                                 MARY J. BLIGE

HAVE MERCY                                                              CHLÖE

PRESSURE                                                                    ARI LENNOX

ROSTER                                                                        JAZMINE SULLIVAN

UNLOYAL                                                                     SUMMER WALKER & ARI LENNOX

WOMAN                                                                      DOJA CAT


Best International Act

DAVE (UK)

DINOS (FRANCE)

FALLY IPUPA (DRC)

FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)

LITTLE SIMZ (UK)

LUDMILLA (BRAZIL)

MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)

TAYC (FRANCE)

TEMS (NIGERIA)



Best Movie

CANDYMAN

KING RICHARD

RESPECT

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

SUMMER OF SOUL

THE HARDER THEY FALL


Best Actor

ADRIAN HOLMES                                                        BEL AIR

ANTHONY ANDERSON                                               BLACK-ISH

DAMSON IDRIS                                                           SNOWFALL

DENZEL WASHINGTON                                             THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

FOREST WHITAKER                                                    RESPECT | GODFATHER OF HARLEM

JABARI BANKS                                                             BEL AIR

STERLING K. BROWN                                                 THIS IS US

WILL SMITH                                                                 KING RICHARD


Best Actress

AUNJANUE ELLIS                                                        KING RICHARD

COCO JONES                                                               BEL AIR

ISSA RAE                                                                       INSECURE

JENNIFER HUDSON                                                    RESPECT

MARY J. BLIGE                                                             POWER BOOK II: GHOST

QUEEN LATIFAH                                                         THE EQUALIZER

QUINTA BRUNSON                                                     ABBOTT ELEMENTARY

REGINA KING                                                               THE HARDER THEY FALL

ZENDAYA                                                                     EUPHORIA | SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME


YoungStars Award

AKIRA AKBAR

DEMI SINGLETON

MARSAI MARTIN

MILES BROWN

SANIYYA SIDNEY


Sportswoman of the Year Award

BRITTNEY GRINER

CANDACE PARKER

NAOMI OSAKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON

SIMONE BILES


Sportsman of the Year Award

AARON DONALD

BUBBA WALLACE

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO

JA MORANT

LEBRON JAMES

STEPHEN CURRY



For the latest “BET Awards” 2022 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.

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“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.


ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series—Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series – Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows—Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk show – Face to Face with Becky G and children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows—The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials—upcoming Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO of JCE, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. He also produced the 2021 Oscars.


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