Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z are set for a big night at the 2014 BET Awards with four nominations apiece. The Crazy in Love hitmakers will compete against each other in the Best Collaboration category, in which Beyonce's song Drunk in Love, which features her husband, will battle Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail. Drake and Majid Jordan's Hold On (We're Going Home), Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines, YG's My Hitta collaboration with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and I Luv This by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ are also up for the prize.
Meanwhile, rivals Jay Z and Drake will go toe to toe in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, alongside Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, while Beyonce will battle Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna and Tamar Braxton for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist title. Jay Z and Beyonce will also vie for the coveted Video of the Year award with the videos for Drunk in Love and Partition, respectively. Pharrell Williams' Happy, Chris Brown's Fine China and Drake's Worst Behavior are also nominated.
In the movie categories, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o and Oprah Winfrey will fight for the Best Actress prize, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Michael B. Jordan are up for the Best Actor trophy. The Best Movie nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
The 2014 BET Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).
The full list of nominees are:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: August Alsina, Chris Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams
Best Group A$AP Mob Daft Punk Macklemore & Ryan Lewis TGT Young Money
Best Collaboration August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love Drake featuring Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home) Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharell Williams - Blurred Lines YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - My Hitta
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Drake Future J. Cole Jay Z Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Angel Haze Charli Baltimore Eve Iggy Azalea Nicki Minaj Video of the Year Beyonce - Partition Beyonce featuring 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 Tiley 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 Zendaya
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 featuring T.I. - I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" Jhene Aiko - The Worst LiV Warfield - Why Do You Lie? Wale featuring 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 Ghetts Krept & Konan Laura Mvula Rita Ora Tinie Tempah
Harry Styles, Sir Tom Jones, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Rita Ora were among the stars who turned out for a glitzy party in London on Monday night (02Dec13) to celebrate Playboy's 60th anniversary. Hugh Hefner's saucy publication marks six decades in print this year (13) and British supermodel Kate Moss was chosen to don the iconic bunny outfit to grace the cover of the 60th anniversary December issue.
The publication's milestone was marked with a lavish bash at the Playboy Club in London on Monday, hosted by Moss and designer Marc Jacobs, and the party attracted big name stars including Sir Tom Jones, One Direction heartthrob Styles, and actress Miller.
Model Daisy Lowe was also in attendance, along with pop singers Rita Ora and Matt Goss and TV presenter Alexa Chung, rocker Noel Gallagher, model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hayley Atwell and Bob Geldof.
It was a busy night for both Styles and Moss, as they had both picked up prizes at the British Fashion Awards in the U.K. capital earlier in the evening.
Victoria Beckham, Rebel Wilson and Rita Ora were celebrating on Tuesday night (04Jun13) after winning top prizes at the star-studded Glamour Women of the Year awards in the U.K. The 10th annual ceremony at London's Berkeley Square Gardens feted a host of stars including Beckham, who was named Woman of the Decade, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who was voted Man of the Year.
Samantha Barks accepted the Breakthrough Award for her role in hit movie musical Les Miserables from her rumoured beau David Gandy, while actress Rashida Jones was handed the Filmmaker Award by funnyman Chris O'Dowd.
Accepting the Film Actress Award from fellow Australian Kylie Minogue, Bridesmaids star Wilson joked, "Thank you so much Kylie, I just feel so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky! I'm just excited to receive this award because I was told there was a cash prize... There's not?"
Girls star Zosia Mamet was thrilled with her International TV Actress gong, declaring, "This is the first award I've ever won!" and Joanne Froggatt picked up the U.K. equivalent for her role as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey.
British actress Helen McCrory praised her partner, Homeland hunk Damian Lewis, as she received the Theatre Actress Award for her role in the play The Last Of The Haussmans, insisting, "I'd like to thank my husband, who always stands by me. We've only got one chair in the house."
Presenting the Solo Artist of the Year prize to Rita Ora, model Cara Delevingne gushed, "I genuinely don't know anyone who deserves this more. She's my best friend," while Jason Derulo stepped onstage to crown The Saturdays the Best Band.
Other winners included Jessie J (Editor's Special Award), pop star-turned-TV presenter Myleene Klass (Entrepreneur Award) and Nicole Scherzinger (TV Personality Award for Britain's The X Factor).
The Social Network star was linked to the rapper in the latest edition of America's In Touch magazine, while editors also suggested the Best I Ever Had hitmaker was seeing Tyra Banks.
However, Jones' spokesperson has distanced the actress from the speculation, telling GossipCop.com, "This is totally false, they are just friends."
British R&B star Rita Ora also dismissed reports of a romance with Drake this week (begs07May12) after gossip emerged suggesting the singing stars had been caught kissing backstage at a gig in Newcastle, England last month (Apr12).