Lupita (left) in a scene of the Black Panther movie. PHOTO | COURTESYLupita (left) in a scene of the Black Panther movie. PHOTO | COURTESY
By ELVIS SAMPERU

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”