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Drake Tops 2013 BET Award Nominations; Chris Brown, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z Also in the Mix

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The 2013 BET Awards took care to nominate Drake—a lot.

The "HYFR" rapper leads the field from afar with 12 nominations, including five for Video of the Year, four for Best Collaboration and a nod for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, for which he'll square off against Kendrick Lamar, Future, A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz.

And while the trophies won't be handed out until June 30 at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, the night is already shaping up to be interesting...

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Drake's partner in cryptic feuding, Chris Brown, only scored one nomination—for Best Male R&B Artist—but he is already one of the event's first scheduled performers, along with R. Kelly.

And the damsel they've enjoyed verbally sparring over, Rihanna, is the top nomination-getter among the ladies with three: Best Female R&B Artist, Video of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award, the latter two both for "Diamonds.

Distant seconds to Drake, meanwhile, are Lamar and 2 Chainz with eight, followed by A$AP Rocky with five and four-timers Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Miguel.

Grammy darling Frank Ocean came up empty today, though the seeming diss could be because he doesn't really play to the music-video crowd (and the T in BET does stand for Television).

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This past Oscar season also trickled into the movie categories, which saw nominations for Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained, Denzel Washington, Quvenzhané Wallis and Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Charlie Wilson will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Here's the full list of nominations for the 2013 BET Awards:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Tamar Braxton
  • Alicia Keys
  • Rihanna
  • Elle Varner 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • Bruno Mars
  • Miguel
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Usher

Best Group

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Mary Mary
  • Mindless Behavior
  • Slaughterhouse
  • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) 

Best Collaboration

  • "No Lie," 2 Chainz feat. Drake
  • "F--kin' Problems," A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
  • "Pop That," French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne
  • "Poetic Justice," Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
  • "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
  • "Mercy," Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
  • 2 Chainz
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Drake 
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
  • Azealia Banks
  • Eve 
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rasheeda
  • Rye Rye 
Video of the Year
  • "No Lie," 2 Chainz feat. Drake
  • "F--kin' Problems," A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
  • "Started From the Botton," Drake
  • "HYFR," Drake feat. Lil Wayne
  • "Poetic Justice," Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
  • "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
  • "Adorn," Miguel
  • "Diamonds," Rihanna
  • "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
  • "Mercy," Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
Video Director of the Year
  • A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
  • Benny Boom
  • Director X
  • Dre Films
  • Hype Williams
Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Grammys, Performance Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Best New Artist
  • Azealia Banks
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Trinidad Jame$
  • The Weeknd
Best Gospel Artist
  • Deitrick Haddon
  • Lecrae
  • Tamela Mann
  • Mary Mary
  • Marvin Sapp
 Best Actress
  • Angela Bassett
  • Halle Berry
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington

Best Actor

  • Don Cheadle
  • Common
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Jacob Latimore
  • Keke Palmer
  • Jaden Smith
  • Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  •  Django Unchained
  •  Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
  •  Sparkle
  •  Think Like a Man
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Brittney Griner
  • Candace Parker
  • Serena Williams
  • Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

  • Victor Cruz
  • Kevin Durant
  • Robert Griffin III
  • LeBron James
  • Ray Lewis

Coca Cola Viewers' Choice Award

  • "F--kin' Problems," A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
  • "Started From the Bottom," Drake
  • "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar
  • "Adorn," Miguel
  • "Diamonds," Rihanna
  • "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z

Centric Award

  • Tamar Braxton: "Love and War"
  • Fantasia: "Lose To Win"
  • Miguel: "Adorn"
  • Nas: "Daughters"
  • Charlie Wilson: "My Love Is All I Have"
Best International Artists
  • 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
  • Toya Delazy (South Africa)
  • Donald (South Africa)
  • Ice Prince (Nigeria)
  • R2Bees (Ghana)
  • Radio and Weasel (Uganda)
Best International Act
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Estelle
  • Labrinth
  • Rita Ora
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Wiley
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