The BET Awards 2020, which stands to honor Black community’s excellence in entertainment and sports, held its first-ever virtual ceremony on Sunday night due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards ceremony is one of the numerous events that had to hold virtually, while some other events were either cancelled or suspended for later time. The event was hosted by former ‘The Real’ co-host and ‘Insecure’ actress Amanda Seales, it was also the 20th anniversary of BET’s existence. It was aired simultaneously via ViacomCBS networks and, for the first time ever, on CBS in its national broadcast.

During the three-hour show broadcast, Lil Wayne performed a powerful tribute in honor of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, who both died in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

There was performances from stars like Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher and Wayne Brady.

Nigerian singer Burna Boy won the BET Award for ‘Best International Act’, Wizkid won the BET HER award due to his contribution to Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, however, Mavin Records Rema lost the ‘Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act’ to Sha Sha from Zimbabwe.

Beyoncé accepted the BET Humanitarian Award from former First Lady Michelle Obama and also won the ‘BET HER Award’ for her song 'Brown Skin Girl.’ the award is also a win for Wizkid due to his contribution to song. And Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé’s daughter at age 8, won her very first BET Award, also for her input in the song.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo — WINNER
Summer Walker

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown — WINNER
Jacquees
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher

BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Earthgang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos — WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION

Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance” — WINNER
DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future Ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
H.E.R. Ft. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale Ft. Jeremih – “On Chill”

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST


DaBaby — WINNER
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor — WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST

Danileigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch — WINNER
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyonce
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
Kirk – DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch — WINNER

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee Ft. Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin – “Just For Me” — WINNER
Pj Morton Ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

BEST ACTRESS

Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae — WINNER
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya

BEST ACTOR

Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan — WINNER
Omari Hardwick

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Alex Hibbert
Asanta Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin — WINNER
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

BEST MOVIE

Bad Boys For Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim — WINNER

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Ajee Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles — WINNER

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James — WINNER
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BET HER AWARD

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyonce Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER
Ciara Ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo Ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody Ft. PJ Morton – “Afeni”

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future Ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj – “Hot Girl Summer” — WINNER
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Sracy (France)

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