Jamie Foxx to Host the 2018 BET Awards

Jamie Foxx. Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock (9671251dv)

The host for the 2018 BET Awards has finally been announced and we couldn’t be more pleased!

The talented actor and singer is set to host the annual awards night that celebrates African Americans ans other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment. 

The 2018 BET Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 24. This is the second time Foxx landed the gig, serving as host for the first time in 2009. 

This announcement comes just about a week after the nominations were announced. Going into the night with the highest number of noms is DJ Khaled with six nods followed by Kendrick Lamar with five nominations and Migos and SZA coming in third with four changes to take an award home each. 

Up for best actress are Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright and Taraji P. Henson are up for the Best Actress Award. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Donald Glover, Sterling K. Brown, Denzel Washington and Daniel Kaluuya are in the running for the Best Actor Award.

Check out the complete list of nominations below:

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

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


DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

4:44, Jay-Z

Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar and various artists

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award






Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

DeJ Loaf

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

DJ Khaled



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Best Group Award

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest



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



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”