The BET Awards Winners



The BET Awards are one of the biggest gatherings for urban, gospel, and R&B artists and executives but in my opinion this year's awards ceremony was the first time BET produced a show that was worthy of praise. The ungraded stage production and new location, The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, truly elevated the showcase to a new level. Also, for avid fans of the show you probably noticed there was no "Freestyle Cyphers" this year. I suspect Deborah Lee, President of BET, nixed the segments in order to revamp the image of the award show going forward. Overall, I thought the show was entertainment and produced very well. I am definitely excited for the new direction of the BET awards.


Female R&B/Pop Artist

Rihanna

Male R&B/Pop Artist
Miguel

Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Collaboration

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar -- Problems

Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Drake - Started From The Bottom

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

New Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Gospel Artist

Mary Mary

Actress

Kerry Washington

Actor
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas

Movie

Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas

Subway Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James

Viewers Choice Award

Drake -- Started From The Bottom

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton -- Love and War

FANdemonium Award

Chris Brown

International Act: Africa

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

International Act: UK

Emeli Sandé

Humanitarian Award

Dwayne Wade

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Wilson