Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

2019 BET Awards: Full list of winners, including Cardi B, Beyoncé and Nipsey Hussle

Anderson .Paak bestows the Album of the Year award to Cardi B (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Cardi B opened up the 2019 BET Awards with a dual performance of “Press” and “Clout” alongside her boyfriend Offset. The rapper entered the night with the most nominations with seven, and came away with wins for Female Hip Hop Artist, an Album of the Year win for her 2018 debut Invasion of Privacy. The BET Awards recognize winners across 20 categories in a “celebration of black culture.”

The ceremony also featured live performances from Migos, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, DJ Khaled, Lizzo, Mustard, H.E.R., Lil Baby, City Girls’ Yung Miami, Lucky Daye and Kiana Lede, among others.

Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual ceremony in Los Angeles and her intro was a spot-on parody of Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary Homecoming, which detailed her legendary 2018 performance at Coachella. Later in the evening Beyoncé would win Best Female R&B/Pop artist for the sixth year in a row, extending her record as the most-awarded artist in the show’s history.

On the film side, Regina King followed up her Oscar win for If Beale Street Could Talk with a Best Actress win here. Michael B. Jordan was named Best Actor and Spike Lee’s Oscar-winner BlacKkKlansman was named Best Movie.

Tyler Perry was given the Ultimate Icon Award and gave a stirring speech, which brought the audience at the Microsoft Theater to their feet: “When I started hiring people like Taraji, and Viola Davis, and Idris Elba…they couldn’t get jobs in this town,” Perry said. “God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them. I was trying to help somebody cross. When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young black kids could see that a black man did that, and they can do it too. I was trying to help somebody cross. The studio was once a Confederate Army base — and I want you to hear this — which meant that there were Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million Negroes enslaved. Now that land is owned by one Negro.”

Mary J. Blige performed a medley of her hits after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle was honored posthumously with the Humanitarian Award and also won the Male Hip Hop Artist award.

T.I. introduced the award, describing Hussle as “more than a rapper, a teacher, an activist and a philanthropist. He was a revolutionary,” T.I. said. “His emphasis on the power of equity and ownership of our art led the charge of independence and created the blueprint of up-and-coming artists today to follow.”

Here is the full list of winners (in bold) of the 2019 BET Awards:

Album of the Year
Travis Scott, Astroworld
Meek Mill, Championships
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
The Carters, Everything Is Love
Cardi B, Invasion Of Privacy

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
Sza
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
Migos
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset “Taste”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video Of The Year
21 Savage “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
Cardi B “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars “Please Me”
Childish Gambino “This Is America”
Drake “Nice For What”
The Carters “Apes**T”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

Best New Artist
Blueface
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell “All Of My Life”
Fred Hammond “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (Uk)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (Uk)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act 
Headie One (Uk)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (Uk)
ShoMadjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Young Stars Award
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie
BlacKkKlansman
Creed II
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin  “I Like It”
Childish Gambino “This Is America”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai “Trip”
J. Cole “Middle Child”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sicko Mode”

BET Her Award
Alicia Keys “Raise A Man”
Ciara “Level Up”
H.E.R. “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe “Pynk”
Queen Naija “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor “Rose In Harlem”

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