2015 BET Awards: See the Complete List of Winners
The BET Awards proved memorable for so many reasons.
The show celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday night (June 28, 2015) making for some very interesting and amazing moments.
There was a special tribute to Janet Jackson, a Bad Boy Records reunion, and amazing performances from Kendrick Lamar and the Empire cast. Also, Nicki Minaj brought her mom on stage, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson from Black-ish killed it as hosts, and Sean Diddy Combs fell on stage.
The 2015 BET Awards were less of an award show this year and more of a performance-packed night, since only seven winners out of the 21 categories were announced.
If you missed the three-hour plus spectacle, check out the complete list of winners:
Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Youngstars Award: Mo’ne Davis
Best Movie: Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, “7/11″
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil’ Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”
Centric Award: The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson