BET Awards 2010 live tonight: Performers include Kanye West, Eminem, Drake and Ludacris

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The BET Awards 2010 are live tonight, with a host of notable performers scheduled, including Kanye West, Eminem, Drake, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, T-Pain and TI, the latter of whom is freshly released from prison.

Find complete award night information here.

Jay-Z headlines the star-studded list of nominees, with five in all. Beyonce and Alicia Keys are two of four artists nominated in four categories. A complete list of nominees, courtesy of BET.com, follows:

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Raheem DeVaughn
Maxwell
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Ester Dean
Lil Kim
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Trina

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Fabolous
Jay-Z
Ludacris

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Melanie Fiona
Nicki Minaj
Wale
Young Money

Best Gospel
The Anointed Pace Sisters
Kirk Franklin Presents: Artists United for Haiti
Tamela Mann
Marvin Sapp
Vickie Winans

Best Group
Black Eyed Peas
Clipse
Diddy-Dirty Money
New Boyz
Young Money

Best Collaboration
Beyonce (featuring Lady Gaga) – “Video Phone”
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
Drake and Trey Songz – “Successful”
Drake (featuring Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem) – “Forever”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Video of the Year
Beyonce (featuring Lady Gaga) – “Video Phone”
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Mo’Nique
Zoe Saldana
Gabourey Sidibe

Best Actor
Quinton Aaron
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
“Avatar”
“Law Abiding Citizen”
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”
“Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire”
“The Blind Side”

Young Stars Award
Selena Gomez
Lil JJ
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith
Tyler James Williams

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Vanessa James
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Usain Bolt
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Tiger Woods

Viewer’s Choice
Beyonce – “Sweet Dreams”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Monica – “Everything to Me”
Rihanna (featuring Young Jeezy) – “Hard”
Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”
Young Money (featuring Lloyd) – “Bedrock”

Best International Act
Kojo Antwi (Ghana)
Chipmunk (U.K.)
Dizzee Rascal (U.K.)
Estelle (U.K.)
Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
K’NAAN (Somalia)
M.I. (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Corinne Bailey Rae (U.K.)
Sade (U.K.)

Centric Award
Melanie Fiona
Maxwell
Chrisette Michele
Monica
Sade

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