The 2019 BET Awards celebrated the very best in entertainment, culture, and sports on Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles hosted by Regina Hall. It was fueled with great performances, celebrity appearances, and touching moments. If you didn’t get catch the awards, here’s some of the top moments and all the award winners from last night!


Regina Hall Parody

Host Regina Hall was nothing short of a great host and her parody of Beyonce’s Homecoming documentary at the beginning of the show was on point.

Cardi B Opening Performance

Cardi B took the stage and the audience away as no one was sitting in their seat to start the Award Show. She was then joined by husband Offset to perform they’re hit “Clout” and we got to see his dancing skills on full display.

Lizzo Performance

New Rising Artist Lizzo had her body in full display for her performance of “Truth Hurts”. The best new artist nominee would also whip out a flute solo as well that stunned the crowd. Most noted moment of her performance was Rihanna co-signing the artist and applauding her.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Performance

Pulling up to there performance on horses Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus performed their hit single “Old Town Remix” and best believe the audience didn’t miss a beat!

The Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Mary J Blige

The Queen of R&B was recognized and was presented with The Lifetime Achievement Award by Rihanna. In past years, performers usually pay tribute to the honoree of a Lifetime Achievement Award, but Mary J. Blige took it upon herself and did her own tribute. She performed Classic hit’s “Real Love”, “My Life”, and “No More Drama”. We even got to see her joined by Lil Kim and Method Man to perform “I Can Love You” and “You’re All I Need”.

Humanitarian Award Presented to Nipsey Hussle’s Family

The Late Great Nipsey Hussle was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award, which his family accepted the honor. Lauren London was in attendance alongside Nipsey’s family as all spoke about their lost loved one. The artist was also honored in many of the night’s performances with DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Jeremih singing “Weather the Storm” and “You Stay” in his memory.

The Central Park 5 Applauded 

The Central Park Five, whose story was told in the new Netflix series “When They See Us” by Ava DuVernay’s were also in attendance and introduced H.E.R.’s performance. Raymond Santana Jr., Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Korey Wise, and Kevin Richardson, were given a big standing ovation to celebrate their freedom. The five gentlemen were wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in NYC when they were teenagers.

The Ultimate Icon Award presented to Tyler Perry

The Ultimate Icon Award was received by Tyler Perry and he gave a touching motivational speech during his acceptance. “When I started hiring Taraji, Viola Davis, and Idris Elba, they couldn’t get jobs in this town but God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them,” he said. He also opened up about Tyler Perry Studios and the land it now sits on that he bought in Atlanta. “There were Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million negroes enslaved. Now, that land is owned by one negro,” he said.


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé – WINNER
Ella Mai
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars – WINNER
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
Migos – WINNER
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole — “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller — “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode” – WINNER
Tyga Ft. Offset — “Taste”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle – WINNER
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B – WINNER
Kash Doll
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
21 Savage — “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
Cardi B — “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
Childish Gambino — “This Is America” – WINNER
Drake — “Nice for What”
The Carters — “Apes–t”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans – WINNER

Best New Artist
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby – WINNER
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell — “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond — “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin — “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again” – WINNER
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin — “Never Alone”

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – WINNER
Dave (UK)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (UK)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act (Fan Voted Category)
Headie One (UK)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (UK)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – WINNER
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King – WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan – WINNER
Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin – WINNER
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie
BlackKklansman – WINNER
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams – WINNER
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry – WINNER
Tiger Woods

Album of the Year
Travis Scott — Astroworld
Meek Mill — Championships
Ella Mai — Ella Mai
The Carters — Everything Is Love – WINNER
Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Drake — “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai — “Trip” – WINNER
J. Cole — “Middle Child”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

BET Her Award
Alicia Keys — “Raise a Man”
Ciara — “Level Up”
H.E.R. — “Hard Place” – WINNER
Janelle Monáe — “Pynk”
Queen Naija — “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor — “Rose in Harlem”


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