BET 2017 Awards were met with excitement and flare as several artists took to the stage to collect their awards in different categories.
Bruno Mars scooped the award for best male R&B/pop artist, while the Remy Ma took the award for the best female hip hop artist leaving her rival, Nicki Minaj in the dirt.
The acting & film category also had its fair share of wins with Taraji P. Henson scooping the best actress and while Moonlight star Mahershala Ali won best actor. Hidden Figures, a movie that surprised many when it did well at box office, also won an award.
Future brought out Kendrick Lamar for Mask Off, while Chris Brown performed two tracks – Privacy and Party – in front of his ex Karrueche Tran.
Here’s the BET Awards 2017 list of winners’
Video of the year: Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”; Beyonce, “Sorry”
Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce
Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best female hip hop artist: Remy Ma
Best new artist: Chance the Rapper
Album of the year: Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Best group: Migos
Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae
Best collaboration: Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”; Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
YoungStars award: Yara Shahidi
Viewers’ choice award: Beyonce, “Sorry”
Centric award: Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”
Video director of the year: Beyonce and Kahlil Joseph, “Sorry”
Best actor: Mahershala Ali
Best actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best movie: “Hidden Figures”
Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry
Humanitarian award: Chance the Rapper
Lifetime achievement award: New Edition
Best international act, Europe: Stormzy, England
Best international act, Africa: Wizkid, Nigeria
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.