The 2018 BET Awards announced their nominations for this year and will air live on Sunday, June 24 at 8 PM EST from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Leading the pack is DJ Khaled, with six total nominations. Kendrick Lamar has five, SZA and Migos both have four. Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and Rae Sremmurd are all nominated for awards as well. For the first time, Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj are nominated for Best Gospel/Inspiration, for “Words Are Few” and “I’m Getting Ready,” with Tasha Cobb respectively.
In film, the record breaking Black Panther sweeps nominations, with Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett all receiving nominations for Best Actor or Actress, as well as Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, and Michael B. Jordan. It also received a nomination for Best Movie, and the soundtrack is up for Album of the Year.