Other nominees include Idris Elba, Anthony Anderson, Trace Ellis Ross, "Beasts of No Nation," among others.
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.
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Courtney B. Vance
Michael B. Jordan
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Beasts of No Nation
Straight Outta Compton
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.
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