The 18th annual BET Awards were held live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night. These are annual awards where African Americans, and other celebrities are honored for their work in acting, music, entertainment, and sport.

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the BET Awards which are named after the Black Entertainment Television saw some great performances yesterday. Among the big winners included Black Panther for Best Movie and SZA for Best New Artist. Eight-time Grammy-winning legendary singer Anita Baker was honored with BET Lifetime Achievement award while Davido won it for Africa in the Best International Act category.

Here is the full list of all winners:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé – WINNER

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars – WINNER
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

SZA featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” – WINNER
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos featuring Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj – “Motorsport”

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Best Group

Chloe x Halle
A Tribe Called Quest
Migos – WINNER
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” – WINNER
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”
DJ Khaled featuring Future, Beyonce and JAY-Z – “Top Off”
Cardi B featuring 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana featuring Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

DJ Khaled
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B – WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Dej Loaf

Video of the Year

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Migos featuring Drake – “Walk It Like I Talk It”
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Drake – “God’s Plan” – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

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Video Director of the Year

Ava DuVernay – WINNER
Chris Brown
Director X
Dave Meyers
Benny Boom

Best New Artist

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Daniel Caesar

Best Actress

Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Tiffany Haddish – WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Lupita Nyong’o
Letitia Wright

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman – WINNER
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Daniel Kaluuya
Michael B. Jordan
Sterling K. Brown

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspiration Award

Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You” – WINNER
Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade – “Words Are Few”
Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sap – “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leondard featuring Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

Youngstars Award

Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Yara Shahidi – WINNER
Ashton Taylor

Best Movie

A Wrinkle In Time
Black Panther – WINNER
Girls Trip

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Elana Meyers Taylor
Serena Williams – WINNER
Candace Parker
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award

LeBron James – WINNER
Odell Beckam Jr.
Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade


Janelle Monáe – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” – WINNER
Remy Ma featuring Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”
Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled, Grateful
Migos, Culture II
SZA, Ctrl
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. – WINNER
JAY-Z, 4:44
Kendrick Lamar and various artists, Black Panther

Best International Act

Stormzy (UK)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Niska (France)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Stefflon Don (UK)
J Hus (UK)
Dadju (France)
Booba (France)

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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