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Beyonce came, saw and conquered the 12th annual BET Awards.

She "only" one won award, but by flashing that big smile every time cameras cut to her (approximately every 10 seconds), she was the star of the evening.

Her man, Jay-Z, took home a pair of awards (Best Group and Best Video), so it was a successful night for the parents of Blue Ivy Carter all around.

Beyonce Pic at BET

With Samuel L. Jackson handling hosting, and stars such as Bey, Jay, Chris Brown Kanye West and Nicki Minaj on hand, there was mega-star wattage.

Minaj's performance and the lack of censorship are sure to cause some people headaches today, while lighter and heavier moments were abundant.

Jokes were made about Lauryn Hill's tax problems and Kanye's cutting off Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs. His GF Kim Kardashian was present as well.

Finally, a moving Whitney Houston tribute by Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy and the late star's mom Cissy Houston left nary a dry eye in the venue.

Follow the jump for the full list of winners at the BET Awards:

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Nominees for the 2012 BET Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, with Kanye West leading the pack, scoring a whopping seven nominations.

West earned not one but two Video of the Year nods for hits "N!ggas in Paris" and "Otis" ... Kim Kardashian must be so proud of her fake boyfriend.

Beyonce came in a close second with six nods, including Best Female R&B Artist alongside Mary J. Blige and Rihanna. Jay-Z got five nominations.

Beyonce Dress

The video nominees are Beyonce for "Countdown," Bey again for "Love on Top, "Jay-Z and Kanye for "N!ggas in Paris," Jay and Kanye again for "Otis," and Usher for "Climax."

Do you realize what this means?

Kanye will likely interrupt Beyonce, or himself, to proclaim that Beyonce had one (or two) of the best videos of all time. It'll be awesome and awkward.

Other artists up for BET Awards in various categories include stars Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Nicki Minaj is set to perform on the show hosted by Samuel L. Jackson July 1.

Oh, and Chris Brown will lip-synch live at the ceremony as well. Burn! Follow THG on Twitter and go wild with the death threats, Team Breezy.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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