Steven Hill, Diddy & Queen Latifa hosted the BET press conference where they announce the 2010 award nominees. Diddy admits that there has been some low points with BET, but says this year, they will step it up. He also reveals that he will be performing and that his upcoming album, Diddy Dirty Money – Last Train to Paris, will be coming out 12 mindnight after the BET awards (June 28th). Queen Latifia also talks about her new hosting gig and how she plans to “do it justice”. 2010 BET Awards air June 27th.

Check out the 2010 BET Awards Nominations:

Do my picks match yours?

Who should win: S

Who will likely win: W

Best Female R&B Artist

Beyoncé – W
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona: S
Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Raheem DeVaughn
Maxwell – S
Trey Songz – W

Best Gospel
The Anointed Pace Sisters
Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti – S, W
Tamela Mann
Marvin Sapp
Vickie Winans

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Ester Dean
Lil Kim
Nicki Minaj – S, W

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake – S, W

Best Group
Black Eyed Peas
Diddy-Dirty Money
New Boyz
Young Money – S, W

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Melanie Fiona – S
Nicki Minaj – W
Young Money

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone – W
B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Drake & Trey Songz – Successful
Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem – Forever
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind – S
Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – Say Aah

Video of the Year
Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone
B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind – S, W
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler – S, W
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Mo’Nique – S, W
Zoe Saldana
Gabourey Sidibe

Best Actor
Quinton Aaron
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx – S, W
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Selena Gomez
Lil JJ
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith
Tyler James Williams – S, W

Best Movie
Avatar – S
Law Abiding Citizen
Michael Jackson’s This Is It
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – W
The Blindside

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Vanessa James
Candace Parker
Serena Williams – S, W
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Usain Bolt
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James – S, W
Tiger Woods

Viewers Choice Nominees
Beyoncé – Sweet Dreams
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Monica – Everything To Me
Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy – Hard
Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – Say Aah
Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga) f/ Lloyd – Bedrock – S, W

Centric Award
Melanie Fiona
Maxwell – S, W
Chrisette Michele
Best International Act
Kojo Antwi (Ghana)
Chipmunk (UK)
Dizzee Rascal (UK)
Estelle (UK)
Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa)
K’NAAN (Somalia) – S
M.I. (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Corinne Bailey Rae (UK)
Sade (UK) – W