2016 BET Awards – Categories, Nominations And Winners

The 2016 BET awards were held on June 26, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in black entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and motion pictures released between April 1, 2015 and March 30, 2016. The nominees were announced on Friday, May 20, 2016, with Drake leading the pack with 9 nominations, while Beyoncé  and Rihanna both follow behind with . Beyoncé ended up winning the most awards with . The ceremony featured four tribute performances to Prince, who died in April 2016.

Here are the various categories, nominations and their winners.

*Best Male Hip Hop Artist*

*Drake – WINNER*
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar


*Best Female Hip Hop Artist*                                                       _84412184_ap_nickiminaj
*Nicki Minaj – WINNER*
Dej Loaf
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Remy Ma


*Best Female R&B/Pop Artist*                                 beyonce
*Beyoncé – WINNER*
Andra Day
K. Michelle



*Best Male R&B/Pop Artist*                                                                 1450297139_16f4f1635b21f03ef748b06f0affe9c4
*Bryson Tiller WINNER*
Chris Brown
The Weeknd


*Best Group*

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 20: Future and Drake perform at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show at Philips Arena on June 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
*Drake & Future – WINNER*

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



*Best New Artist*

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Recording artist Bryson Tiller backstage at SOB's on October 21, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

*Bryson TillerWINNER*
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Tory Lanez



*Best Collaboration*                                                                                                                        rihanna-work-explicit-ft-drake-profile

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



Video of the Year*                                                                     1401x788-beyonce
*Beyoncé – “Formation” – WINNER*
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”



Video Director of the Year                                                                            director-realgist
*Director X – WINNER*  (Directed Drake’s HYFR video)
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
Hype Williams



 Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award*                                                                                                          KirkFranklin

*Kirk Franklin WINNER*
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs



*Best Actress*                                                                                                                      

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*Taraji P. HensonWINNER*
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis



*Best Actor*                                                                                                                    michael-b-jordan
*Michael B. JordanWINNER*
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
O’shea Jackson Jr.



*Youngstars Award*                                                                                         amandla-stenberg-bisexual
*Amandla Stenberg WINNER*
Quvenzhané Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi



*Best Movie*                                                                                                                                   ZZ5FD60A10
*Straight Outta Compton – WINNER*
Beasts of No Nation



*Sportswoman of the Year*                                                                                            Serena-Williams
*Serena WilliamsWINNER*
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
*Sportsman of the Year*                                                                                              STEPHCURRY-articleLarge                                                                                                                                                                   

*Stephen CurryWINNER*                                                                                                                                                                                  Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.



*Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award*                                                                                                 1035x1035-image003
*Beyoncé – “Formation” – WINNER*                                                                                                                                                       Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”



*Centric Award*                                                                                                              042816-music-everything-that-went-down-on-opening-night-of-beyonce-s-formation
*Beyoncé – “Formation” WINNER*
Andra Day – “Rise Up”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
The Internet – “Under Control”



*Best International Act Africa*                                                                              maxresdefault
*Black Coffee (South Africa) WINNER*
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Aka (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote d’Ivoire)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)



*Best International Act U.K.*                                                                                 skepta-konnichiwa-tracklist-000

Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah


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