Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

Chris Rock
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Chris Rock visits 106 & Park at BET studio on May 14, 2014 in New York City.

Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show.

"I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock said via a press release. "Where else can you get Rick Ross and Michelle Obama in the same room? The BET Awards is like a party where nothing is off limits. My peers have done the show now it's my turn."

BET has also announced the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award. Beyoncé, Jay Z and Drake lead with the most nods, five each.

The 2014 BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, June 29 at 8pm EST.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
August Alsina feat. Trinidad Jame$ - "I Luv This"
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z - "Drunk In Love"
Drake - "Worst Behavior"
Jhené Aiko - "The Worst"
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Tamar Braxton
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Young Money
Best Collaboration
August Alsina feat. Trinidad Jame$ - "I Luv This"
Beyoncé feat. JAY Z – "Drunk In Love"
Drake feat. Majid Jordan – "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
JAY Z feat. Justin Timberlake – "Holy Grail"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams – "Blurred Lines"
YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – "My Hitta"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Video of the Year
Beyoncé – "Partition"
Beyoncé feat. JAY Z – "Drunk In Love"
Chris Brown – "Fine China"
Drake – "Worst Behavior"
Pharrell Williams – "Happy"
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett
Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan
YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Best Movie
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Best Man Holiday"
"Fruitvale Station"
"Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain"
"Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Centric Award
Aloe Blacc – "The Man"
Jennifer Hudson feat. T.I. – "I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)"
Jhené Aiko – "The Worst"
LiV Warfield – "Why Do You Lie?"
Wale feat. Sam Dew – "LoveHate Thing"
Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah


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