The 2019 BET Awards were full of powerful speeches and epic performances.
Host Regina Hall kicked off Sunday’s show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a tribute to her hometown of Washington, D.C. and Beyoncé’s Homecoming film. The Girls Trip actress was joined on stage by Taraji P. Henson and members of two legendary D.C. go-go groups — James Funk of Rare Essence and Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliott of Experience Unlimited.
Other noteworthy moments included performances by Migos, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, and Mary B. Blige’s incredible mini-concert after picking up the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tyler Perry brought the audience to its feet with his speech about owning your way after accepting BET’s Ultimate Icon award, and at the end of the show, rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle was honored posthumously with BET’s Humanitarian Award.
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Among the winners, Cardi B picked up awards for Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy and Female Hip Hop artist of the year. Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman took the award for Best Movie, while Regina King and Michael B. Jordan won acting honors.
Below is the full list of winners.
Video of the Year
Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Best New International Act (Fan Voted Category)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Ella Mai — “Trip”
Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Michael B. Jordan
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”
Album of the Year
Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy
Best New Artist
Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”
Video Director of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
BET Her Award
H.E.R. — “Hard Place”