The much-anticipated list of BET Awards 2017 winners is here and it’s everything we expected and more.
The accomplishments of top African and American stars in entertainment and sports were celebrated last night at a glitzy ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in sunny Los Angeles.
The event which was hosted by Saturday Night Live fan-favorite Leslie Jones honoured 2017 BET Awards winners including top nominees Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
The record breaker of the night was Remy Ma who brutally ended rival Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards.
Ma, who returned from jail in 2014, won best female hip-hop artist, an award Minaj has won since 2010.
“I wanna thank God first and foremost,” said Ma, who also won the honour in 2005. “You can make mistakes and come back.”Pop Star Bruno Mars won his first BET Award at this year’s event.
Here’s the full list of BET Awards 2017 Winners:
Video of the year: Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”; Beyoncé, “Sorry”
Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
Best female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best male hip-hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best female hip-hop artist: Remy Ma
Best new artist: Chance the Rapper
Album of the year: Beyoncé, “Lemonade”
Best group: Migos
Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae
Best collaboration: Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”; Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Young Stars Award: Yara Shahidi
Viewers’ choice award: Beyoncé, “Sorry”
Centric Award: Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”
Video director of the year: Beyoncé and Kahlil Joseph, “Sorry”
Best actor: Mahershala Ali
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best movie: “Hidden Figures”
Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry
Humanitarian Award: Chance the Rapper
Lifetime achievement award: New Edition
Best international act, Europe: Stormzy, England
Best international act, Africa: Wizkid, Nigeria
The ceremony will air on Tuesday, 27 June on BET (DStv 129) at 20:00.