Beyonce won three awards, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina took home two apiece and “12 Years a Slave” won for best movie.
The 2014 BET Awards ceremony took place Sunday, and the night’s big winner was Beyonce. The pop superstar nabbed three awards, including the 2014 FANdemonium award, voted on by viewers. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina also had a happy night, taking home two awards apiece.
Nicki Minaj won for best female hip hop star, and in her acceptance speech, she praised herself as a hip-hop star who doesn’t have someone writing for her, an apparent dig at Iggy Azalea. Drake beat out Jay Z for best male hip hop star.
12 Years a Slave was chosen as best movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, taking home acting awards. Lionel Richie was honored as the lifetime achievement award recipient.
One memorable moment of the night was Kevin Hart interrupting presenter Kerry Washington and referring to himself as “Oliver Pope,” a reference to Washington’s Scandal character, Olivia Pope. At another point, host Chris Rock tried to one-up 2014 Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres by passing out chicken and waffles from L.A. favorite Roscoe’s.
The awards began under the shadow of violence, with one man shot to death and another stabbed in two separate pre-show incidents. BET said the preshow parties at which the violence occurred were not officially affiliated with the awards show. During the show, Rock joked that this is the only awards show where people worry about their safety.
Find the nominees below, with winners in bold.
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” (WINNER)
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”
12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Best Man Holiday
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Lupita Nyong’o (WINNER)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (WINNER)
Michael B. Jordan
Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (WINNER)
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Young Money (WINNER)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant (WINNER)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (WINNER)
Best Gospel Artist
Tamela Mann (WINNER)
Best New Artist
August Alsina (WINNER)
Rich Homie Quan
KeKe Palmer (WINNER)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” (WINNER)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man”
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Wale f/ Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan (WINNER)
Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams (WINNER)
Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria) (WINNER)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Temmy, a fun loving creative writer, is a graduate of Lead City University. She simply loves life, others and God. Aside writing, she enjoys counselling and encouraging others.
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