BET Awards 2016: The Complete Winners List


The 16th annual BET Awards show aired live Sunday night from the Microsoft  Theater in Los Angeles. The show, which honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, also featured tributes to Prince by a slew of artists, including Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder, and a surprise performance by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar.

Drake, Rihanna and Beyonce were among the top-nominated artists in categories like Best Artist, Video of the Year, and the R&B/neo soul-focused Centric Award.

The awards show, hosted by Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, also awarded the Humanitarian Award to Grey’s Anatomy starJesse Williams and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Samuel L. Jackson.

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyonce (WINNER)
Andra Day
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group

Drake & Future (WINNER)

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
Puff Daddy & the Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Best Collaboration

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (WINNER)
Big Sean ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Future ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce – “Feeling Myself”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake (WINNER)
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Video Director of the Year
Director X (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley and the Little Homies
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
Andra Day
Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Kirk Franklin (WINNER)
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson (WINNER)
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Young Stars Award

Amandla Stenberg (WINNER)
Quvenzhane Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

Straight Outta Compton (WINNER)
Beasts of No Nation

Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams (WINNER)
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry (WINNER)
Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling
Future ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Centric Award
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Day – “Rise Up”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “BBHMM
The Internet – “Under Control”

Best International Act – Africa
Wizkid (Nigeria) (WINNER)
AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D’Ivoire)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act – UK

Skepta (WINNER)

Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah

Humanitarian Award
Jesse Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award
Samuel L. Jackson


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