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The 2019 BET Awards took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles, honouring members of the black community and beyond who made an impact in music, acting, and sports while also remembering those we lost this year.

The show was packed full of high-energy performances and big wins, as well as more somber moments, including a standing ovation for the members of the Central Park Five, remembering the late filmmaker John Singleton, and posthumously honouring rapper Nipsey Hussle with the Humanitarian Award. The show’s producers even turned the red carpet into the blue carpet to honour Hussle, who was tragically murdered in March.

One of the most star-studded ceremonies in years, here are just some of the highlights from the 2019 BET Awards.

CARDI B OPENS THE SHOW WITH OFFSET

Cardi B earned seven nominations this year, making her the most nominated artist of 2019. The rapper opened the show with husband Offset, with Cardi’s lap dance set to her tracks “Clout” and “Press.”

RIHANNA PRESENTS MARY J. BLIGE WITH LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

Rihanna presented Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night and thanked the celebrated singer for her work in breaking down barriers for other female singers. “Mary J. Blige, you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music,” said Rihanna. “You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry. And on behalf of all the women that came after you like myself, thank you for being comfortable being you so we could be comfortable being ourselves.”

As if her decades of work weren’t enough evidence, Blige proved once again why she deserves the Lifetime Achievement Award, performing her hit songs “I Can Love You,” “Real Love,” “You Remind Me,” and “You’re All I Need,” with Blige joined by Method Man and Lil Kim for part of the performance.

BILLY RAY CYRUS AND LIL NAS X PERFORM “OLD TOWN ROAD”

It’s time to end the debate of whether this surprising collaboration is country or hip hop. It’s catchy and that’s what really matters.

TYLER PERRY CONTINUES TO INSPIRE

Tyler Perry took a break from playing Madea to deliver some inspiring words while accepting the Ultimate Icon Award. The actor, writer, and filmmaker told the crowd on Sunday night that the location of his Atlanta film studio was no mistake. “When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta, so that young kids could see that a black man did that and they can do it, too,” said Perry. “The studio was once a Confederate army base, 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.”

LIZZO SLAYS WITH “TRUTH HURTS” PERFORMANCE

After stealing the show at last week’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, Lizzo once again was the performance to see at the 2019 BET Awards. Starting on top of a giant wedding cake, Lizzo rapped, sang, danced, and brought out her flute skills while performing her huge hit “Truth Hurts.” It’s Lizzo’s world and we’re just happy to be living in it.

NIPSEY HUSSLE IS REMEMBERED

After being tragically shot and murdered on March 31, rapper Nipsey Hussle was remembered at Sunday’s BET Awards, where his family accepted the Humanitarian Award for the artist’s commitment to improving his community. Hussle was remembered throughout the night, including with a musical tribute by DJ Khaled and John Legend.

Check out the full list of winners below.

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

 

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

 

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset — “Taste”

 

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

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Karena Evans

 

Best New Artist
Blueface
City Girls
Juice Wrld
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin — “Never Alone”

 

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
WINNER: 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)
WINNER: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

 

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

 

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

 

YoungStars Award
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

 

Best Movie
WINNER: Blackkklansman
Creed 2
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
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bet Her Award
Alicia Keys — “Raise a Man”
Ciara — “Level Up”
WINNER: H.E.R. — “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe — “Pynk”
Queen Naija — “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor — “Rose in Harlem”