Today, BET announces The “BET Awards” 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy.
The “BET AWARDS” 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-10:00 PM, CT).
Drake returns to the top spot securing six nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and two nods for both ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice’ for his features alongside Chris Brown (No Guidance) and Future (Life Is Good).
Newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch garnered the second most nods with five nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion nominations include ‘Best Female Hip Hop,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Roddy Ricch’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby are the third-highest with four nominations each.
Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT on June 29th, followed by international broadcasts in the UK on June 29th at 9pm BST, France on June 30th at 9:45pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9pm KST.
The complete list of nominees for The “BET AWARDS” 2020 are:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé H.E.R. Jhene Aiko Kehlani Lizzo Summer Walker
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Anderson .Paak Chris Brown Jacquees Khalid The Weeknd Usher
Best Group Chloe x Halle City Girls EarthGang Griselda JACKBOYS Migos
Best Collaboration Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance" DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, "Higher" Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good" H.E.R. ft. YG, "Slide" Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer" Wale ft. Jeremih, "On Chill"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist DaBaby Drake Future Lil Baby Roddy Ricch Travis Scott
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B Doja Cat Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Saweetie
Video of the Year Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance" DaBaby, "Bop" DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, "Higher" Doja Cat, "Say So" Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer" Roddy Ricch, "The Box"
Video Director of the Year Benny Boom Cole Bennett Dave Meyers Director X Eif Rivera Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor
Best New Artist DaniLeigh Lil Nas X Pop Smoke Roddy Ricch Summer Walker YBN Cordae
Album of the Year Cuz I Love You, Lizzo Fever, Megan Thee Stallion Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé I Used to Know Her, H.E.R. Kirk, DaBaby Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Fred Hammond, "Alright" John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, "I Made It Out" Kanye West, "Follow God" Kirk Franklin, "Just for Me" PJ Morton ft. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, "All In His Pain" The Clark Sisters, "Victory"
Best Actress Angela Bassett Cynthia Erivo Issa Rae Regina King Tracee Ellis Ross Zendaya
Best Actor Billy Porter Eddie Murphy Forest Whitaker Jamie Foxx Michael B. Jordan Omari Hardwick
Young Stars Award Alex Hibbert Asante Blackk Jahi Di'Allo Winston Marsai Martin Miles Brown Storm Reid
Best Movie Bad Boys for Life Dolemite Is My Name Harriet Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé Just Mercy Queen & Slim
Sportswoman of the Year Ajeé Wilson Claressa Shields Coco Gauff Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone Biles
Sportsman of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo Kawhi Leonard LeBron James Odell Beckham Jr. Patrick Mahomes II Stephen Curry
BET HER Award Alicia Keys, "Underdog" Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, "Brown Skin Girl" Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, "Melanin" Layton Greene, "I Choose" Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, "Tempo" Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, "Afeni"
Viewer's Choice Award Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance" DaBaby, "Bop" Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good" Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, "Hot Girl Summer" Roddy Ricch, "The Box" The Weeknd, "Heartless"
Best International Act Burna Boy (Nigeria) Innoss'B (DRC) Sho Madjozi (S. Africa) Dave (U.K.) Stormzy (U.K.) Ninho (France) S.Pri Noir (France)
Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act Rema (Nigeria) SHA SHA (Zimbabwe) Celeste (U.K.) Young T & Bugsey (U.K.) Hatik (France) Stacy (France)