Doja Cat, Drake, and the full list of 2022 BET Awards nominations

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It’s official! BET has announced their full nominees' list for this year’s 2022 BET Awards, celebrating creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports with your girl Doja Cat topping the list with a total of six nominations.

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This year’s star-studded show will be hosted by award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist, Taraji P. Henson, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26, 2022, and will be broadcast on BET at 8PM ET/PT.

This year, BET’s Voting Academy -- made up of entertainment professionals in the music, TV, film, marketing, journalism, public relations, influencer, and creative arts fields -- has tapped Planet Her singer Doja Cat with a total of six nominations: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, BET Her for "Woman," as well as Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for "Kiss Me More" featuring SZA.

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Ari Lennox and Drake follow right behind in second place with four nominations each, while Baby Keem, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's Silk Sonic, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems each received three nominations.

Don't miss the 2022 BET Awards broadcasting live on Sunday, June 26, 2022 on BET at 8PM ET/PT. Take a look at the complete list of this year's nominees below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Best Group

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
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
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

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
Muni Long
Yung 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


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

King Richard
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
Storm Reid

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

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