Articles: 2006 BET AWARDS Nominees




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Hosted by comedian Damon Wayans, this year’s event promises to be jam-packed with laughs and electrifying performances from some of today’s hottest performers and entertainers.

This year’s festivities will air live on Tuesday, June 27 from Los Angeles’s historic Shrine Auditorium at 8 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (CT), (tape delay to Mountain and Pacific Time Zones) and will honor the best in 15 categories in music, film, video and sports.

As in previous years, the BET online audience will be able to give their input by logging on to to vote for their favorite performer in the Viewers’ Choice poll, which occurs in “real time” during the awards telecast. Audiences will also be able to be a part of the BET Awards experience by selecting this year’s BET Ultimate Fan. The online community will be able to view 10 previously-selected video entries for the individual who can prove himself to be the ultimate fan.

BET’s own Terrence J and Roxy will host a special “106 & Park: Live from the Red Carpet” pre-show. The special edition of the high-rated show will feature a mix of music videos, live red carpet footage as the big name guests arrive, and special live performances. A post show broadcast will take viewers behind-the-scenes for a host of interviews, reactions to the night’s performances and winners, and evening highlights.

At the BET Awards nomination conference, where Chaka Khan was named the "Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient, she offered support for the equally talented Whitney Houston who has been plagued with reports of drug addiction. "I think we should offer our prayers and support for whatever she is going through and give her space. I love her [Whitney] very much and she knows I am there for her if she wants me," she said. Khan, whose son was acquitted of murder charges said she could relate to what Houston is going through as she has been through "similar tough circumstances."

Here’s the complete list of the 2006 BET AWARDS nominees and categories:

Best Female Hip Hop
Missy Elliott
Lil' Kim
Remy Ma

Best Male Hip Hop
50 Cent
Busta Rhymes
Kanye West

Best Collaboration
Beyonce f/ Slim Thug (Check on It-Pink Panther)
Bow Wow f/Ciara (Like You)
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott
Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX (Touch It - Remix)
Jamie Foxx f/ Ludacris (Unpredicatble)
Kanye West f/Jamie Foxx (Gold Digger)

Best Female R&B
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole

Best Male R&B
Chris Brown
Jamie Foxx
Anthony Hamilton

Best Group
Black Eyed Peas
Destiny's Child
Mary Mary
Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist
Chris Brown
Paul Wall

Best Gospel Artist
Yolanda Adams
Kirk Franklin
Mary Mary
Smokie Norful
CeCe Winans

Video of the Year
Beyonce f/ Slim Thug (Check on It)
Mary J. Blige (Be Without You)
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott
Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX (Touch It - Remix)
Missy Elliott f/Ciara (Lose Control)
R. Kelly (Trapped In the Closet)
Kanye West f/Jamie Foxx (Gold Digger)

Best Actress
Tichina Arnold
Taraji P. Henson
Thandie Newton
Queen Latifah
Alfre Woodard

Best Actor
Chris Bridges (Ludacris)
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx
Terrence Howard
Denzel Washington

Female Athlete of the Year
Laila Ali (Boxing)
Chamique Holdsclaw (Basketball)
Lisa Leslie (Basketball)
Sheryl Swoopes (Basketball)
Venus Williams (Tennis)

Male Athlete of the Year
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 Viewers'™ Choice
Chris Brown - Yo (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)


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