BET Awards 2012 Nominations Announced

Kanye, Beyoncé and Jay-Z lead; Samuel L. Jackson will host.

Kanye West (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Video director of the year: Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson; Benny Boom; Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez; Kanye West; Hype Williams

Best new artist: A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Diggy Future, Meek Mill

Best gospel: Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, James Fortune and FIYA, Fred Hammond, Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best actress: Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Regina King, Zoe Saldana

Best actor: Don Cheadle, Common, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award: Astro, Diggy, Jacob Latimore, Keke Palmer, Willow Smith

Best movie: Good Deeds, Jumping the Broom, Laugh at My Pain, Red Tails, The Help

Subway sportswoman of the year: Skylar Diggins, Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Subway sportsman of the year: Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Victor Cruz, Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award: Beyoncé: “Love on Top”; Chris Brown: “Turn Up the Music”; Drake featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga: “The Motto”; Mindless Behavior: “Hello”; The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding: “Otis;” Wale featuring Miguel: “Lotus Flower Bomb”