The 2012 BET Awards is quickly approaching. The network held a press conference in NYC this afternoon to announce the full list of nominees, performers as well as this year’s host, Samuel L. Jackson.

Check out the full list of nominees:

“Centric Award”



Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


Best Movie

Good Deeds

Laugh At My Pain

Red Tails

The Help

Jumping the Broom

Viewers’ Choice 

Beyonce – Love on Top

Chris Brown – Turn up the Music

Drake & Tyga – The Motto

Mindless Behavior –

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis

Wale & Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

Best Female Hip-Hop Artists


Nicki Minaj


Brianna Perry

Best Male Hip-Hop Artists

Big Sean


Lil Wayne

J Cole

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye)

Best Female R&B Artist



Marsha Ambrosius

Melanie Fiona

Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars


Trey Songz


Best Collaboration

Beyonce ft. J Cole – Party

Big Sean ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay

DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross – I’m On One

Drake & Tyga – The Motto

The Throne – Otis

Wale & Miguel – Lotus Flow Bomb

Best New Artist

Asap Rocky

Big Sean

Diggy Simmons


Meek Mill

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Video of the year

Beyonce – Love on Top

Beyonce – Countdown

The Throne – Niggas in Paris

The Throne – Otis

Usher – Climax