1. 2014 BET Awards Nominations!

The summer is coming and that means award show season is returning! This year, The BET Awards are sure to give us all the performances and O-M-G moments we need. But, for now, we can get excited over the nomination list. Check out this year’s nominees and see who we think should win for each category. We wish our favorite celebs the best of luck!

2. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Nominees: Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton

These ladies had a banner year. The competition is steep but we think Beyonce will take home this one.

3. Best Collaboration

Nominees: August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ (I Luv This), Beyoncé f/ JAY Z (Drunk In Love), Drake f/ Majid Jordan (Hold On (We’re Going Home) ), JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake (Holy Grail), Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams (Blurred Lines), YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan (My Hitta)

“Who wants that perfect love story anyway?” Come on folks, you know Jay and Bey got this one!

4. Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nominees: Angel Haze, Charli Baltimore, Eve, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj

Along with a hit movie, upcoming album and revamped image, Nicki Minaj will obviously take this one home. Sidebar: Why the h*ll was Charlie Baltimore nominated?

5. Best New Artist

Nominees: Ariana Grande, August Alsina, Mack Wilds, Rich Homie Quan, ScHoolboy Q

A few new artists have been making their mark in music this year, but we think cutie Mack Wilds made the best impression.

6. Best Actress

Nominees: Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey

This is a no-brainer, Lupita will take home another trophy that can stand next to her Oscar.

7. Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Nominees: Brittney Griner, Lolo Jones, Serena Williams, Skylar Diggins, Venus Williams

In case you forgot, Serena is still one of the best to ever play the game of tennis. We know she’ll win this trophy.

8. Centric Award

Nominees: Aloe Blacc (The Man), Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. (I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel), Jhené Aiko (The Worst),
LiV Warfield (Why Do You Lie?), Wale f/ Sam Dew (LoveHate Thing)

We’re not trying to be bias, but we think Jennifer Hudson has one of the best voices out there and we think she should take home that trophy.

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