17 May 2018

Kenya: Lupita Nyong'o Nominated in BET Awards for 'Black Panther' Role

Photo: Black Panther
Lupita and Danai in Black Panther.

Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated in this year's BET awards in the Best Actress Award category.

No other East African act has been nominated in the awards.

South African Cassper Nyovest, who has a show lined up in Nairobi next Saturday, is in the list of nominees alongside Nigeria's Davido and Tiwa Savage in Best International Act Award category.

DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar topped this year's BET Awards nominations, with six and five nods respectively, including video of the year, best collaboration and album of the year.

Other top nominees include Migos with four nods and SZA with four nods.

The 2018 BET Awards will take place on June 24 at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.

Here is the complete list of nominees.

Best Actress Award

Angela Bassett

Issa Rae

Tiffany Haddish

Taraji P. Henson

Lupita Nyong'o

Letitia Wright

Best Actor Award

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Daniel Kaluuya

Michael B. Jordan

Sterling K. Brown

Best Movie Award

A Wrinkle in Time

Black Panther

Girls Trip

Mudbound

Detroit

Young Stars Award

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Tyler

Album of the Year Award

Grateful, DJ Khaled

Culture II, Migos

CTRL, SZA

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

4:44, Jay-Z

Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar and various artists

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

Beyoncé

Kehlani

H.E.R.

Rihanna

SZA

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Khalid

Daniel Caesar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B

Rapsody

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

DeJ Loaf

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

DJ Khaled

Jay-Z

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Best Group Award

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest

N.E.R.D.

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration Award

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna, "Loyalty"

DJ Khaled feat. Future, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, "Top Off"

Cardi B feat. 21 Savage, "Bartier Cardi"

French Montana feat. Swae Lee, "Unforgettable"

Video of the Year Award

Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"

Migos feat. Drake, "Walk It Talk It"

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Kendrick Lamar, "Humble"

Video Director of the Year Award

Ava Duvernay

Chris Brown

Director X

Dave Meyers

Benny Boom

Best New Artist Award

Goldlink

SZA

H.E.R.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Daniel Caesar

Best International Act Award

Booba (France)

Cassper Nyovest (SA)

Dadju (France)

Davido (Nigeria)

Distruction Boyz (SA)

Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)

J Hus (UK)

Niska (France)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Stefflon Don (UK)

Stormzy (UK)

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Elana Meyers Taylor

Serena Williams

Candace Parker

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Dwayne Wade

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly, "I'll Find You"

Snoop Dogg feat. B Slade, "Words Arew Few"

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin, "If You Don't Mind"

Marvin Sapp, "Close"

Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj, "I'm Getting Ready"

BET Her Award

Janelle Monaé, "Django Jane"

Lizzo, "Water Me"

Mary J. Blige, "Strength of a Woman"

Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown, "Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)"

Chloe x Halle, "The Kids Are Alright"

Leikeli47, "2nd Fiddle"

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award

Migos feat. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, "MotorSport"

Kendrick Lamar, "Humble"

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"

Drake, "God's Plan"

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

SZA feat. Travis Scott, "Love Galore"

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