By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      David Mays and Benzino’s new venture, Hip-Hop Weekly, is now trying to honor the folks that they’ve been dissing. Hip-Hop Weekly announced this week the nominees for the tabloid’s 1st Annual Hollywood Honors and Hip-Hop Movie Awards. The awards ‘will honor top films, filmmakers, actors and actresses among all movies that have a special appeal to the hip hop culture.’

      "The impact of the hip hop culture on Hollywood is undeniable," David Mays, co-founder and CEO of Hip Hop Weekly, said. "Hip hop’s Hollywood pioneers such as Will Smith, F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube and John Singleton have already made profound contributions to the film industry; it is time now to establish a proper forum to recognize the increasing impact of the vision and the talent that those from the hip hop culture are having in this key entertainment arena."

      There’s no word if there’s an award show or ceremony or when they will announce the winners. There will be a special issue hitting stands on July 3. Here are their nominees:

 

Best Picture
  Stomp The Yard
  The Pursuit Of Happyness
  Black Snake Moan
  ATL
 
  Best Actor
  T.I., ATL
  Will Smith, The Pursuit Of Happyness
  Samuel L. Jackson, Black Snake Moan
  Tyrese, Waist Deep
 
  Best Actress
  Beyonce Knowles, Dreamgirls
  Gabrielle Union, Daddy's Little Girls
  Meagan Good, Stomp The Yard
  Christina Ricci, Black Snake Moan
 
  Best Supporting Actor
  RZA, Derailed
  Common, Smokin' Aces
  David Banner, Black Snake Moan
  The Game, Waist Deep
 
  Best Supporting Actress
  Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
  Taraji P. Henson, Smokin' Aces
  Nia Long, Are We Done Yet?
  Lauren London, ATL
 
  Best Director
  Tyler Perry, Daddy's Little Girls
  Chris Robinson, ATL
  Craig Brewer, Black Snake Moan
  Bryan Barber, Idle Wild
 
  Best DVD
  Bastards of the Party
  When The Levees Broke
  Cocaine Cowboys
  Chappelle Show: The Lost Episodes
 
  Best Comedic Performance
  Ice Cube, Are We Done Yet?
  Queen Latifah, Last Holiday
  Regina Hall, Scary Movie 4
  Marlon Wayans, Little Man