The show, which took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, was owned by artists considered icons of the black community, including singer Mary J Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussle, a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, shot and killed on March 31, posthumously won the Humanitarian Award on Sunday night.
Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mary J. Blige for Lifetime Achievement went through her hits in a lengthy performance starring Lil Kim and Method Man.
The audience also applauded media mogul, Tyler Perry, who won the Ultimate Icon Award, presented by Taraji P. Henson.
“When I built my workshop, I built it in one of the blackest neighborhoods in Atlanta, so young black kids could see a black man did it and they can. too, ”Perry said.
The complete list of winners of the 19th edition of the BET Awards:
- Video of the Year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America"
- Best Female R & B / Pop Artist: Beyoncé
- Best Male R & B / Pop Artist: Bruno Mars
- Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Cardi B
- Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Nipsey Hussle
- Best New Artist: Lil Baby
- Best group: Migos
- Best collaboration: Travis Scott with Drake, "Sicko Mode"
- Album of the year: Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy"
- Viewers' Choice Award: Ella Mai, "Trip"
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary J. Blige
- Humanitarian award: Nipsey Hussle
- Ultimate icon award: Tyler Perry
- Best Gospel Artist Award: Snoop Dogg with Rance Allen, "Blessing Me Again"
- Best Actress: Regina King
- Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan
- Best film: “Blackkklansman”
- Young Star Prize: Marsai Martin
- Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
- Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
- BET “HER” award: HER, “Hard Place”
- Video Director of the Year: Karena Evans
- Best international act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
- Best New International Act: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Some pictures of the ceremony