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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Lead 2015 BET Awards Nominations

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the pack of BET Awards nominees with six nominations each.

Brown is up twice in the video of the year category with his hits “Loyal” and “New Flame,” BET announced on Monday. He’ll go head-to-head against Minaj, who’s nominated for the same top prize with “Anaconda.”

Brown is also in the running for best male R&B/pop artist, best collaboration (with two nods) and the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. Minaj is also up for best collaboration and the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award (with two nominations), as well as best female hip hop artist and best group, as a member of Young Money.

Beyonce and Lil Wayne follow with four nominations each. Beyonce’s “7/11” will also compete in the crowded video of the year race, along with Big Sean’s “IDFWU” and Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning “Glory,” from the film “Selma.”

Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Terrence Howard are some of the thesps up for acting awards. Meanwhile, “Annie,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Selma,” “Think Like a Man Too” and “Top Five” will vie for best movie.

“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” BET’s president of programming Stephen Hill said in a statement.

The BET Awards will air live on June 28 from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best New Artist
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith
Tinashe

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Nicki Minaj
Tink
Iggy Azalea
Trina
Dej Loaf

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
J. Cole
Drake
Common
Kendrick Lamar
Big Sean
Wale

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
Ciara
Rihanna
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
The Weeknd
John Legend
Trey Songz
Usher
August Alsina
Chris Brown

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Migos
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young Money
Jodeci

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
August Alsina – “No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]”
Common & John Legend – “Glory”
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Jussie Smollett
Kevin Hart
Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Mo’Ne Davis
Quevenzhané Wallis
Zendaya

Best Movie
Annie
Beyond the Lights
Selma
Think Like a Man Too
Top Five

Best Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Lecrae
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Common & John Legend – “Glory”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Lebron James
Marshawn Lynch
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj – “Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)”
Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Centric Award
Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”
Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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