The ceremony is set to begin at 8 PM ET and will be hosted by Kevin Hart.
In addition, two films written and directed by Tyler Perry, "For Colored Girls" and "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too," are nominated for Best Movie, along with Neil LaBute's remake of "Death at a Funeral," "The Book of Eli" starring Tony Award winner Denzel Washington (Fences), and "Takers."
Comedian Steve Harvey will also be a special honoree and receive the BET Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic activities.
Singer Chris Brown leads the list with six nominations and is set for a live performance. Singers Jill Scott and Alicia Keys will also perform.
The 2011 BET Awards will air on BET. For more information and a full list of nominees, click here.