Drake, Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar Among 2014 BET Awards Nominees, Chris Rock Hosting

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Drake, Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar Among 2014 BET Awards Nominees, Chris Rock Hosting

UPDATE: Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj are also among the nominees.

BET has announced the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards, set to air live from Los Angeles, California's Nokia Theatre Sunday, June 29. 

Jay Z and Beyonce lead in nominations, with four apiece. Drake, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina earned three nominations each.

A host for the event has not been announced. 106 & Park is slated to make the announcement regarding the event host today (May 14). 

The "Best Male Hip Hop Artist" nominees are Drake, Future, J. Cole, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar. Meanwhile, Angel Haze, Charli Baltimore, Eve, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj are among the artists nominated in the "Best Female Hip Hop Artist" category.

"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials says in a press release, as per Billboard. "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."

A list of the nominees is below, per MissInfo

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist 

Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
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
TGT
Young Money

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

Best Male Hip Hop Artist 
Drake
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar

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

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ 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
Zendaya

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)

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

(May 14, 2014)

UPDATE: Chris Rock is set to host BET Awards 2014.

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