The awards show will be shown live 8 p.m. Saturday, February 22, on the BET Network.
Here are all the nominees with an Atlanta or Georgia connection:
Entertainer of the year
Regina King: stars in "Watchmen," which is filmed in Atlanta
Tyler Perry: lives here; owns Tyler Perry Studios south of Atlanta
» Atlanta's Tyler Perry receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
» How a Tyler Perry speech inspired a podcasting platform
Outstanding motion picture
"Just Mercy": filmed in East Point and Conyers
Outstanding actor in a motion picture
Michael B Jordan: "Just Mercy"
Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture
Jamie Foxx: "Just Mercy"
Tituss Burgess: Athens native, for "Dolemite Is My Name"
» Interview: Tituss Burgess on final season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture
Janelle Monae: Atlanta resident, for "Harriet"
Marsai Martin: for "Little," which filmed in Atlanta
» 'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin created Atlanta-filmed movie after firing agent who said 'just chill'
Outstanding breakthrough performance in a motion picture
Marsai Martin: for "Little"
Rob Morgan: "Just Mercy"; Morgan also has a recurring role in "Stranger Things," which is shot in the Atlanta area.
Outstanding ensemble cast in a motion picture
Outstanding actress in a comedy series
Logan Browning: Atlanta native, for "Dear White People"
» Logan Browning reflects on growing up in ATL and the show that has everyone talking
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Laurence Fishburne: Augusta native, for "black-ish"
Tituss Burgess: Athens native, for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Halle Bailey: Atlanta native, for "grown-ish"
Outstanding drama series (both filmed in Atlanta)
Outstanding actor in a drama series
Omari Hardwick: grew up in Decatur, for "Power"
» Omari Hardwick shares his Hollywood 'power' in his hometown
Outstanding actress in a drama series
Regina King: "Watchmen," which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Lynn Whitfield: "Greenleaf," which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special
"Being Mary Jane," which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Idris Elba: part-time Atlanta resident, for "Luther"
» Idris Elba sits courtside at Atlanta Hawks game during "Suicide Squad" filming breaks
Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Gabrielle Union – "Being Mary Jane"
Outstanding news/information (series or special)
"Surviving R. Kelly": Lifetime series had many ties to Atlanta
Outstanding documentary (television — series or special)
"Martin: The Legacy of A King"
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Outstanding writing in a drama series
Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson: "Watchmen" — The Extraordinary Being
Pat Charles: Atlanta filmed “Black Lightning” — The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son
Outstanding writing in a motion picture (television)
Patrik-Ian Polk: "Being Mary Jane"
Outstanding writing in a motion picture (film)
Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham: "Just Mercy"
Outstanding directing in a motion picture (television)
Russ Parr: "The Bobby Debarge Story," filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding new artist and outstanding male artist
Lil Nas X: Atlanta native
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Outstanding song — contemporary
"Talk": by Fort Stewart native Khalid
"Motivation": by Atlanta native Normani
Outstanding music video/visual album
"Talk": by Khalid