The BET Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it was definitely a night to remember.
Last night event marked the end of 16th edition of BET Awards and 4-days BET experience weekend with Samuel L. Jackson honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tributes poured in for the legends we lost this year, from Prince to Muhammad Ali, and dozens of performances wowed. Perhaps one of the most impassioned speeches of the evening came from Humanitarian Award winner, Jesse Williams.
The event saw unpredictable stage performances from Drake, Nicki Minaj, and an unannounced performance from Beyoncé is the biggest surprise of the evening.
Check out all the winners below:
Video of the Year — Beyonce, “Formation”
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist — Bryson Tiller
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist — Beyonce
Best Male Hip Hop Artist — Drake
Best Female Hip Hop Artist — Nicki Minaj
Best New Artist — Bryson Tiller
Best Group — Drake and Future
Best Collaboration — Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
Best Gospel — Kirk Franklin
Youngstars Award — Amandla Stenberg
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice — Beyonce
Centric Award — Beyonce, “Formation”
Video Director of the Year — Director X
Best Actor — Michael B. Jordan
Best Actress — Taraji P. Henson
Best Movie — “Straight Outta Compton”
Sportswoman of the Year — Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year — Stephen Curry
Humanitarian Award — Jesse Williams
Lifetime Achievement — Samuel L. Jackson
Best International Act, U.K. — Skepta
Best International Act, Africa — Black Coffee (South Afica)