Kanye West, Beyonce Lead 2012 BET Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 BET Awards have been announced, and it's no surprise that Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj and a few of the usual suspects are leading the pack. Check out the list of nominees after the jump.

Best Female R&B Artist

• Marsha Ambrosius

• Beyoncé

• Mary J. Blige

• Melanie Fiona

• Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

• Chris Brown

• Bruno Mars

• Miguel

• Trey Songz

• Usher

Best Group

• Bad Meets Evil

• Diddy-Dirty Money

• Maybach Music Group

• Mindless Behavior

• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

• Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, "Party"

• Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, "Marvin & Chardonnay"

• DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, "I'm On One"

• Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, "The Motto"

• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"

• Wale featuring Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

• Big Sean

• Drake

• J. Cole

• Lil Wayne

• Rick Ross

• Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

• Diamond

• Nicki Minaj

• Brianna Perry

• Trina

Video of the Year

• Beyoncé, "Countdown"

• Beyoncé, "Love On Top"

• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), "N---as in Paris"

• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"

• Usher, "Climax"

Video Director of the Year

• Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson

• Benny Boom

• Chris Brown & 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 & 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 Viewers' Choice Award

• Beyoncé, "Love on Top"

• Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

• Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, "The Motto"

• Mindless Behavior, "Hello"

• The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"

• Wale featuring Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Centric Award

• Common

• Estelle

• Robert Glasper

• Robin Thicke

• Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

• Camp Mulla (Kenya)

• Ice Prince (Nigeria)

• Lira (South Africa)

• Mokobe (Mali)

• Sarkodie (Ghana)

• Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

• Estelle

• Labrinth

• Emeli Sandé

• Sway

• Wretch 32