Monday, July 2, 2012

Do You Know That 2012 BET Award Winners

2012 BET Award Winners
No surprises here — Beyoncé, Kanye, and Jay-Z added to their mega-collection of award trophies. Keep clicking to check out the full list of winners!

The stars were out in full force last night for the 2012 BET Awards, which honors the best musicians, actors, and even humanitarians. Keep clicking to check out the full list of the night's big winners!

1. Best Group: 'The Throne' (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
Kanye West left girlfriend Kim Kardashian (also dressed in an all-white ensemble) in the audience to accept the award for Best Group for The Thone, his collaboration with BFF Jay-Z.

2. Best Actor: Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart, star of this year's hit romantic comedy Think Like a Man, beat out heavy hitters like Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, and Common to nab the prize for Best Actor. The comedian joked that he was a better actor than Denzel and Don and way prettier than Idris, so he deserved to win.

3. Best New Artist: Big Sean
Before winning the award for Best New Artist, Big Sean walked the red carpet with someone very special: his mom. "I'm winning out here, having her out here with me," the G.O.O.D. Music MC told MTV News before the show. "She enjoy her life having priceless memories; that's better than any award."

4. Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce
Beyonce, who was nominated for six awards, won Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year with Alan Ferguson. In her speech she thanked her favorite female influences

"I fell in love with music by listening to R&B. It's the core of who I am," she revealed before giving a special shout out to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, and "Whitney Houston, my angel."

5. Best Gospel Artist: Yolanda Adams
Yolanda Adams had words of wisdom for the other artists in the crown when she accepted her award for Best Gospel Artist: “Please make sure you use your gift responsibly. Our babies are watching.”

6. Best Collaboration: Wale ft. Miguel
Wale won for "Lotus Flower Bomb" with Miguel, but it was his raw, obscenity-laced performance with Rick Ross and the Maybach Music Group that really got the crowd going.

7. Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj nabbed the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for the third year in a row. "I really, really appreciate BET for keeping this category alive, and I appreciate all the female rappers doing their thing, past, present and future," she said. Then she kept the BET standards people on their toes by dropping an obsenity.

8. Lifetime Achievement Award: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Frankie Beverly gave an emotional speech when he accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award, saying, "Wait on the man a little bit, instead of asking him for everything, wait on him and he’ll show you some things...Y’all have kept us around for four decades. Some of y’all weren’t even born. Anybody who is pursuing this thing, get in it and do what you want to do. Don’t fall for the flavor of the week, baby…Play your music, no matter what it is.”

9. Video Of The Year: “Otis,” 'The Throne' (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
When they took the stage to accept the award for Video of the Year, Jay-Z playfully pulled a Kanye, saying, "Excuse me Kanye, I'm gonna let you continue, but..."

10. Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Chris Brown picked up the best male R&B artist award for the second year in a row, and also nabbed the AOL Fandemonium Award. Brown recently released a new track dissing Drake for an incident that went down in Manhattan's W.i.P. nightclub a few weeks ago.

11. Best Actress: Viola Davis
Viola Davis was unable to attend the BET Awards, but that didn't stop The Help actress from taking home the big win. Davis beat out Angela Bassett, Tajari P. Henson, Regina King, and Zoe Saldana.

12. BET Humanitarian Award: Rev. Al Sharpton
Fresh off delivering the eulogy at the funeral of Rodney King, the Reverend Al Sharpton took the stage to accept his BET Humanitarian Award and urged everyone to vote in the Presidential election this November. "This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma,” he told the packed audience.

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