Beyoncé, Denzel Washington and Venus Williams are among the nominees for the 2004 BET Awards, which honor musicians, actors and athletes.
The awards, announced Wednesday, are set to air on the black cable network June 29 from the Kodak Theatre. Multiple nominees included Beyoncé, OutKast, Usher, Alicia Keys and last year’s “American Idol” winner, Ruben Studdard.
Special honors will be doled out to the Isley Brothers, who will receive a lifetime achievement award, and Danny Glover, who will be honored for his humanitarian work. Actress Mo’Nique is the ceremony’s host.
The categories and nominees are:
Video of the year: Beyoncé with Jay-Z, “Crazy In Love”; Alicia Keys, “You Don’t Know My Name”; OutKast, “Hey Ya!”; OutKast featuring Sleepy Brown, “The Way You Move”; Usher with Ludacris & Lil Jon, “Yeah.”
Group: Floetry; G-Unit; Jagged Edge; Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz; OutKast.
Male R&B artist: Anthony Hamilton; R. Kelly; Ruben Studdard; Usher; Luther Vandross.
Female R&B artist: Beyoncé; Mary J. Blige; Janet Jackson; Alicia Keys; Monica.
Male hip-hop artist: 50 Cent; Chingy; Jay-Z; Ludacris; Kanye West.
Female hip-hop artist: Da Brat; Rah Digga; Missy Elliott; Jackie-O; M.C. Lyte.
Collaboration: Beyoncé with Jay-Z; OutKast with Sleepy Brown; Pharrell with Jay-Z; Twista with Kanye West & Jamie Foxx; Usher with Ludacris & Lil Jon.
New artist: Chingy; Anthony Hamilton; Ruben Studdard; Pharrell Williams; Kanye West.
Gospel artist: Yolanda Adams; Byron Cage; Donnie McClurkin; Smokie Norful; Vickie Winans.
Actor: Laurence Fishburne; Samuel L. Jackson; Bernie Mac; Mos Def; Denzel Washington,
Actress: Halle Berry; Vivica A. Fox; Beyonce; Sanaa Lathan; Gabrielle Union.
Male athlete of the year: Carmelo Anthony; Barry Bonds; LeBron James; Shaquille O’Neal; Tiger Woods.
Female athlete of the year: Laila Ali; Cheryl Ford; Lisa Leslie; Serena Williams; Venus Williams.
Viewer’s choice: Beyoncé, “Crazy In Love”; OutKast, “Hey Ya!”; Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown, “The Way You Move”; Kanye West, “All Falls Down”; Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz with Ying Yang Twins, “Get Low”; Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Yeah.”