Originally created 05/18/06

Jamie Foxx leads BET nominees



LOS ANGELES - Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards, including best male R&B artist and best actor.

The Black Entertainment Television Awards in music, television, film and sports will be presented June 27. Damon Wayans will host the show, to air live from the Shrine Auditorium (8 p.m. EDT).

Foxx is also nominated for video of the year for "Gold Digger" with Kanye West. He was nominated twice in the best duet/collaboration category, for "Gold Digger" with West and for "Unpredictable" with Ludacris.

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige have four nominations each, and West, Ne-Yo and Chris Brown have three nominations each. The nominations were announced Tuesday.

Chaka Khan will be presented with a lifetime achievement award and Harry Belafonte will receive a humanitarian award.

Performers will include West, Blige, Mariah Carey and T.I.

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