BET Awards 2012 Winners: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Viola Davis Earn Top Honors
While the censors had a hard time keeping up with the incredible amount of cursing at the BET Awards, the cable network would probably want viewers to most remember the big names who were in attendance.
Samuel L. Jackson hosted from Los Angeles and the evening’s A-List award winners included Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Kanye West (who attended with girlfriend Kim Kardashian), Viola Davis and Chris Brown (who also performed).
Find out who else attended and who took home trophies...
There were also several tributes to the legends we’ve lost in the last year, including Donna Summers, Nick Ashford, Don Cornelius, Dick Clark, Hal Jackson and one for Whitney Houston led by her mother, soul and gospel great Cissy Houston, with Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy, Chaka Khan and Whitney’s brother, Gary Houston.
The night’s performers included Melanie Fiona, Yolanda Adams, D’Angelo, Big Sean, Usher and Nicki Minaj.
Take a look at the full list of winners below:
Best Group: The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) Best Actor: Kevin Hart Best Actress: Viola Davis Best Movie: The Help Best New Artist: Big Sean Young Stars Award: Diggy Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown Best Collaboration: Wale ft. Miguel Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams Best Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Drake Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj Subway Sportsman of the Year: Kevin Durant Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams Lifetime Achievement Award: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Video Of The Year: "Otis," The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) BET Humanitarian Award: Rev. Al Sharpton Coca Cola Viewers' Choice Award: Mindless Behavior Video Director Of The Year: Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson AOL Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
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