Los Angeles - Beyoncé and Jay Z lead this year's BET Awards nominations.The superstar couple have garnered five nods apiece at the annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in black entertainment, while rapper Drake is also up for five gongs.Beyonce is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for 'Partition', and also shares two nods with husband Jay - Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their hit single, Drunk in Love.Jay is also up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and has a Best Collaboration nod with Justin Timberlake for their track together, Holy Grail.BET's president of music programming and specials Stephen Hill said: "This year's nominees represent the best of the culture. It's great to see our talented new artist's right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the nominees."Happy hitmaker Pharrell Williams celebrates four nominations, including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Collaboration for Robin Thicke's hugely successful anthem Blurred Lines.Meanwhile, the acting categories recognize stand-out performances from 12 Years a Slave stars Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Scandal leading lady Kerry Washington, and talk show legend Oprah Winfrey.Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave is nominated for Best Movie along with The Butler and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.The 2014 BET Awards take place on Sunday 29 June 29, and will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.2014 BET Awards nominations:Best Female R&B/Pop ArtistBeyoncéJanelle MonáeJhené AikoK. MichelleRihannaTamar BraxtonBest Male R&B/Pop ArtistAugust AlsinaChris BrownJohn LegendJustin TimberlakePharrell WilliamsBest GroupA$AP MobDaft PunkMacklemore & Ryan LewisTGTYoung MoneyBest CollaborationAugust Alsina feat. Trinidad Jame$ - '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 ArtistDrakeFutureJ. ColeJAY ZKendrick LamarBest Female Hip Hop ArtistAngel HazeCharli BaltimoreEveIggy AzaleaNicki MinajVideo of the YearBeyoncé - 'Partition'Beyoncé feat. JAY Z - 'Drunk In Love'Chris Brown - 'Fine China'Drake - 'Worst Behavior'Pharrell Williams - 'Happy'Video Director of the YearBenny BoomChris BrownColin TilleyDirector XHype WilliamsBest New ArtistAriana GrandeAugust AlsinaMack WildsRich Homie QuanScHoolboy QBest Gospel ArtistDonnie McClurkinErica CampbellHezekiah WalkerTamela MannTye TribbettBest ActressAngela BassettGabrielle UnionKerry WashingtonLupita Nyong'oOprah WinfreyBest ActorChiwetel EjioforForest WhitakerIdris ElbaKevin HartMichael B. JordanYoungStars AwardGabrielle DouglasJacob LatimoreJaden SmithKeKe PalmerZendayaBest Movie12 Years a SlaveThe Best Man HolidayFruitvale StationKevin Hart: Let Me ExplainLee Daniels' The ButlerSubway Sportswoman of the YearBrittney GrinerLolo JonesSerena WilliamsSkylar DigginsVenus WilliamsSubway Sportsman of the YearBlake GriffinCarmelo AnthonyFloyd Mayweather Jr.Kevin DurantLeBron JamesCentric AwardAloe 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: UKDizzee RascalGhettsKrept & KonanLaura MvulaRita OraTinie TempahBest International Act: AfricaDavido (Nigeria)Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Mafikizolo (South Africa)Sarkodie (Ghana)Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)Toofan (Togo)
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