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Beyonce and Jay Z lead 2014 BET Awards nominations

Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z are set for a big night at the 2014 BET Awards after scoring four nominations apiece.

The Crazy in Love hitmakers will compete against each other in the Best Collaboration category, in which Beyonce's song Drunk in Love, which features her husband, will battle Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail.


Drake and Majid Jordan's Hold On (We're Going Home), Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines, YG's My Hitta collaboration with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and I Luv This by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ are also up for the prize.


Meanwhile, rivals Jay Z and Drake will go toe to toe in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, alongside Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, while Beyonce will battle Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna and Tamar Braxton for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist title.


Jay Z and Beyonce will also vie for the coveted Video of the Year award with the videos for Drunk in Love and Partition, respectively. Pharrell Williams' Happy, Chris Brown's Fine China and Drake's Worst Behavior are also nominated.


In the movie categories, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o and Oprah Winfrey will fight for the Best Actress prize, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Michael B. Jordan are up for the Best Actor trophy.


The Best Movie nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Lee Daniels' The Butler.


The 2014 BET Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).


The full list of nominees are:



Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Beyonce


Janelle Monae


Jhene Aiko


K. Michelle


Rihanna


Tamar Braxton



Best Male R&B/ Pop Artist


August Alsina


Chris Brown


John Legend


Justin Timberlake


Pharrell Williams



Best Group


A$AP Mob


Daft Punk


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


TGT


Young Money

Best Collaboration


August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This


Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love


Drake featuring Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home)


Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail


Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines


YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - My Hitta

Best Male Hip Hop Artist


Drake


Future


J. Cole


Jay Z


Kendrick Lamar



Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Angel Haze


Charli Baltimore


Eve


Iggy Azalea


Nicki Minaj



Video of the Year


Beyonce - Partition


Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love


Chris Brown - Fine China


Drake - Worst Behavior


Pharrell Williams - Happy

Video Director of the Year


Benny Boom


Chris Brown


Colin Tiley


Director X


Hype Williams

Best New Artist


Ariana Grande


August Alsina


Mack Wilds


Rich Homie Quan


ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist


Donnie McClurkin


Erica Campbell


Hezekiah Walker


Tamela Mann


Tye Tribbett

Best Actress


Angela Bassett


Gabrielle Union


Kerry Washington


Lupita Nyong'o


Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor


Chiwetel Ejiofor


Forest Whitaker


Idris Elba


Kevin Hart


Michael B. Jordan

YoungStars Award


Gabrielle Douglas


Jacob Latimore


Jaden Smith


KeKe Palmer


Zendaya

Best Movie


12 Years a Slave


The Best Man Holiday


Fruitvale Station


Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain


Lee Daniels' The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year


Brittney Griner


Lolo Jones


Serena Williams


Skylar Diggins


Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year


Blake Griffin


Carmelo Anthony


Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Kevin Durant


LeBron James

Centric Award


Aloe Blacc - The Man


Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. - I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)"


Jhene Aiko - The Worst


LiV Warfield - Why Do You Lie?


Wale featuring Sam Dew - LoveHate Thing

Best International Act: Africa


Davido (Nigeria)


Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)


Mafikizolo (South Africa)


Sarkodie (Ghana)


Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)


Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK


Dizzee Rascal


Ghetts


Krept & Konan


Laura Mvula


Rita Ora


Tinie Tempah