The BET Awards normally hands its Humanitarian Award to one person, but six individuals received the honor Sunday. Dubbed “Humanitarian Heroes,” the network gave awards to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House in April; Anthony Borges, the 15-year-old student who was shot five times and is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students during February massacre in Florida.
Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled an apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony last month in Paris; Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old who gave a memorable and influential speech at March for Our Lives; Justin Blackman, the only student to walk out of his high school in North Carolina during the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence in March; and journalist and activist Shaun King. Debra Lee, who stepped down as chairman and CEO of BET last month after 32 years at the network, earned the Ultimate Icon Award.
Start of The Ceremony
Meek Mill Performance
Rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, captivated the audience with his performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. He rapped the song “Stay Woke” on a stage transformed into a street corner, featuring hustlers, children and police officers. A mother screams as her child is shot during the powerful performance, and an officer lays an American flag over the body.
BET Awards Winners
|1. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award
|2. Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award||Bruno Mars|
|3. Best Group Award||Migos|
|4. Best Collaboration Award||DJ Khalid /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”|
|5. Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award||Kendrick Lamar|
|6. Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award||Cardi B|
|7. Video of the Year Award||Drake – “God’s Plan|
|8. Video Director of the Year Award||Ava DuVernay|
|9. Best New Artist Award||SZA|
|10. Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award||Lecrae / Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You”|
|11. Best Actress Award||Tiffany Haddish|
|12. Best Actor Award||Chadwick Boseman|
|13. Young Stars Award||Yara Shahidi|
|14. Best Movie Award||“Black Panther”|
|15. Sportswoman of the Year Award||Serena Williams|
|16. Sportsman of the Year Award||LeBron James|
|17. Album of the Year Award||Kendrick Lamar – “Damn”|
|18. BET Her Award||Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”|
|19. Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award||Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”|
|20. The Best International Act Award||Davido (NIGERIA)|
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