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BET Awards 2012: 'The Help' and 'Red Tails' to Compete for Best Movie

May 23, 2012 (1:39 am) GMT
Viola Davis will face off Zoe Saldana in winning the Best Actress title, while Don Cheadle and Idris Elba will compete against each other in the Best Actor category.
BET Awards 2012: 'The Help' and 'Red Tails' to Compete for Best Movie

The nominees for the 2012 BET Awards have been announced on Tuesday, May 22. In movie category, critically acclaimed "" and George Lucas-produced "" are facing off each other for the coveted Best Movie gong.

Meanwhile, "The Help" star and "" actress are competing for the Best Actress title. As for the Best Actor category, "" actor will face off "" star .

Along with the nominees announcement, BET confirmed that "" actor has been sealed to host the awards ceremony. Slated as the musical performers are and .

Of choosing Jackson as the host, BET Networks' president of music programming and specials Stephen G. Hill said, "We are massively excited about having Sam Jackson, the world biggest box office star, host the BET Awards 12." He added, "His wit, presence and gigantic personality are the perfect match for our show."

BET Awards 2012 will be held on Sunday, July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. For this year, the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement honor will be given to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

Best Movie:

Best Actor: Best Actress:

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