BET Awards 2016 Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P Henson battle for best actress

Other nominees include Idris Elba, Anthony Anderson, Trace Ellis Ross, "Beasts of No Nation," among others.

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The 2016 BET Nominees have been announced.

Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane), Taraji P Henson (Empire), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) have been nominated in the best actress category.

Other nominees include Idris Elba, Anthony Anderson, "Beast of No Nation" among others.

Check out full list of best actor, actress and movies nominees.

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

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Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Courtney B. Vance

Idris Elba

Michael B. Jordan

O'Shea Jackson Jr.

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Best Movie

Beasts of No Nation

Concussion

Creed

Dope

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Idris Elba at MET Gala 2016

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Drake leads the nominations for this year's BET Awards with nine nods, followed by Beyonce and Rihanna, who have five each.

Wizkid and Yemi Alade are also nominated for Best International Act Africa at the upcoming BET Awards 2016.

This makes it the third time the Starboy is nominated in the category, while it marks the second time Yemi is nominated.

Who do you think should win in the above mentioned categories?

Watch Taraji P Henson in trailer below.

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