Jamie Foxx Is Tops With Five BET Nods

Singer Chaka Khan, center, and hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes, right, react to a comment by comedian-actor Damon Wayans as nominations are revealed for the BET Awards Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. AP Photo/Ric Francis

Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards, including best male R&B artist and best actor.

The Black Entertainment Television Awards in music, television, film and sports will be presented June 27. Damon Wayans will host the show, to air live from the Shrine Auditorium (8 p.m. EDT).

"I'm not just happy to be hosting the show; I'm thrilled," Wayans said as the nominees were revealed May 16.

Foxx is also nominated for video of the year for "Gold Digger" with Kanye West. He was nominated twice in the best duet/collaboration category, for "Gold Digger" with West and for "Unpredictable" with Ludacris.

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige have four nominations each, while West, Ne-Yo and Chris Brown each have three.

Singer Chaka Khan will be presented with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award and Harry Belafonte will receive the BET Humanitarian Award.

Performers will include West, Blige, Mariah Carey and T.I.


A list of nominees:

  • Female Hip Hop: Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, Remy Ma, Shawnna, Trina.

  • Male Hip Hop: 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Common, T.I., Kanye West.

  • Collaboration: Beyonce featuring Slim Thug, "Check on It"; Bow Wow featuring Ciara, "Like You"; Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose and DMX, "Touch It-Remix"; Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris, "Unpredictable"; Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger."

  • Female R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole, India.Arie.

  • Male R&B: Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Hamilton, Ne-Yo, Prince.

  • Group: Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Floetry, Mary Mary, Three 6 Mafia.

  • New Artist: Chris Brown, Chamillionaire, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Paul Wall.

  • Gospel Artist: Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, CeCe Winans.

  • Video of the Year: Beyonce featuring Slim Thug, "Check on It"; Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You"; Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose and DMX, "Touch It-Remix"; R. Kelly, "Trapped in the Closet"; Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger."

  • Actress: Tichina Arnold, Taraji P. Henson, Thandie Newton, Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard.

  • Actor: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard, Denzel Washington.

  • Female Athlete: Laila Ali (boxing), Chamique Holdsclaw (basketball), Lisa Leslie (basketball), Sheryl Swoopes (basketball), Venus Williams (tennis).

  • Male Athlete: Kobe Bryant (basketball), LeBron James (basketball), Shaquille O'Neal (basketball), Tiger Woods (golf), Vince Young (football).

  • BET J Cool Like That: Eric Benet, Anthony Hamilton, Heather Headley, Kindred the Family Soul, Corinne Bailey Rae.

  • BET.com Viewers' Choice: Chris Brown, "Excuse Me Miss"; Busta Rhymes, "Touch It"; Mariah Carey, "Don't Forget About Us"; Keyshia Cole, "Love"; Ne-Yo, "So Sick"; T.I. "What You Know."
    • Amy Bonawitz

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