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Who is who as BET Awards 2019 nominees list is released

Eddy Kenzo proudly lifts his 2015 BET Award. (PHOTO/FILE)

WASHINGTON DC – The Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards 2019 nominees have been announced but unfortunately, none of the Ugandan artiste appears on the list.

Uganda and East Africa at large were last represented by Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo in 2015 who made it on top with his song Sitya Loss.

Kenzo became the first East African star to claim the Award since then, Uganda has hardly been nominated.

BET Awards is an event held annually in the United States of America. The nominees come from various industries including movies, television, music, sports and many more industries.

This year, Cardi B tops the list with 7 nominations; Drake 5, Beyoncé, J. Cole and Travis Scott have four nominations each and others as listed below.

  1. Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

John Legend

Anderson Paak

Bruno Mars

Khalid

Chris Brown

Childish Gambino

  1. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

SZA

HER

Solange

Teyana Taylor

Ella Mai

Beyoncé

  1. Best Group

Migos

The Carters

Chloe x Halle

Lil Baby & Gunna

City Girls

  1. Best Collaboration

Bruno Mars and Cardi B – Please Me

Tyga featuring Offset – Taste

Travis Scott featuring Drake – Sicko Mode

Cardi B ft Bad Bunny and J Balvin – I Like It

H.E.R ft Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been

21Savage featuring J. Cole – A Lot

  1. Best Male Hip Hop Artist

J. Cole

Nipsey Hussle

21 Savage

Meek Mill

Travis Scott

Drake

Cardi B and Drake who dominates 2019 BET Awards respectively. (PHOTO/FILE)

  1. Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Lizzo

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Cardi B

Megan Thee Stallion

Kash Doll

  1. Video of the Year

The Carters – Apes**t

21 Savage featuring J. Cole – A Lot

Cardi B – Money

Drake – Nice for What

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Cardi B and Bruno Mars – Please Me

  1. Video Director of the Year

Hype Williams

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers

Karena Evans

Colin Tilley

  1. Best New Artist

Queen Naija

Juice World

City Girls

Blue face

Lil Baby

  1. Inspirational/Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel Award

Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin – Never Alone

Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen – Blessing Me Again

Kirk Franklin – Love Theory

Fred Hammond – Tell Me Where It Hurts

Erica Campbell ft Warryn Campbell – All of My Life

  1. Album of the Year

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Travis Scott – Astroworld

Meek Mill – Championships

Ella Mai, Album – Ella Mai

The Carters – Everything Is Love

  1. Best International Act

Dave (UK)

Dosseh (France)

Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

AKA (South Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Giggs (UK)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

  1. Best Actor

Omari Hardwick

Anthony Anderson

Denzel Washington

Michael B. Jordan

Chadwick Boseman

Mahershala Ali

  1. Best Actress

Viola Davis

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Regina Hall

Issa Rae

Tiffany Haddish

  1. YoungStars Award

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Michael Rainey Jr.

Caleb McLaughlin

Lyric Ross

  1. Best Movie

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Hate U Give

Creed 2

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BlacKkKlansman

  1. Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Stephen Curry

Odell Beckham Jr.

Tiger Woods

  1. Sportswoman of the Year

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Candace Parker

Allyson Felix

Simone Biles

  1. 2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Childish Gambino – This Is America

  1. Cole – Middle Child

Drake – In My Feelings

Ella Mai – Trip

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It

Travis Scott featuring Drake – Sicko Mode

  1. BET Her Award

Ciara – Level Up

Teyana Taylor – Rose In Harlem

Alicia Keys – Raise a Man

Queen Naija – Mama’s Hand

Janelle Monae – Pynk

HER – Hard Place

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