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BET Awards Winners: Full List

The BET Awards kicked off on Sunday, with Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Beyonce taking home some of the top prizes.

“Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross served as hosts. Nicki Minaj won two awards, including best female hip-hop artist, with Kendrick Lamar winning male hip-hop artist and Sam Smith taking the honor of best new artist. Beyonce won in the competitive video of the year category with her “7/11.”

The 2015 BET Awards aired live from the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 28 on BET. See a full winners list below.

Best New Artist
Sam Smith (WINNER)
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Tinashe

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)
J. Cole
Drake
Common
Big Sean
Wale

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Azealia Banks
Tink
Iggy Azalea
Trina
Dej Loaf

Best Actor
Terrence Howard (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Jussie Smollett
Kevin Hart

Centric Award
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (WINNER)
Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”
Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)”

Humanitarian Award
Tom Joyner

Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award
Janet Jackson

Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé (WINNER)
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
Ciara
Rihanna
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown (WINNER)
The Weeknd
John Legend
Trey Songz
Usher
August Alsina

Best Group
Rae Sremmurd (WINNER)

A$AP Mob
Migos
Rich Gang
Young Money
Jodeci

Best Collaboration
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (WINNER)

Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
August Alsina – “No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]”
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson (WINNER)

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

YoungStars Award
Mo’Ne Davis (WINNER)

Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Quevenzhané Wallis
Zendaya

Best Movie
Selma (WINNER)

Annie
Beyond the Lights
Think Like a Man Too
Top Five

Best Gospel Artist
Lecrae (WINNER)

Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “7/11″ (WINNER)
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Common & John Legend – “Glory”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso (WINNER)

Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (WINNER)

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry (WINNER)

Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Lebron James
Marshawn Lynch

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Nicki Minaj – “Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)” (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “7/11″
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Best International Act: Africa
Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best International Act: UK
Stormzy

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