Beyoncé
6.26.2016

Beyoncé Wins Big at BET Awards

All hail Queen Bey.

On Sunday (Jun. 26), BET held its annual awards to commemorate the year in music and entertainment and several of the industry’s biggest names were given many reasons to celebrate.

Beyoncé didn’t just show up for a surprise opener with Kendrick Lamar. The LEMONADE chart-topper also won in five categories, including Video of the Year for “Formation,” Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, and the FANdemonium Award.

While Bey was on a flight to Europe to launch the next leg of her “Formation World Tour,” her mother Tina Lawson accepted on her behalf, thanking Mathew Knowles and Jay Z during her two speeches.

“I wanna thank her husband and her daughter Blue for always willing to share her with all of us,” said Mama Tina.

Drake was a no-show, but the Young Money rapper did collect three awards including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Group with Future. The “Wicked” rapper was on hand to accept the honor.

Nicki Minaj took home Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, marking her seventh consecutive win in the category.

Elsewhere, Bryson Tiller collected his first two awards ever for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist to go along with his explosive performance of “Exchange” and “Don’t.”

Check out a full list of winners below.

BET Awards 2016 Winners

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
DeJ Loaf
Lil’ Kim
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Adele
Andra Day
Beyoncé
K. Michelle
Rihanna

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Jeremih
The Weeknd
Tyrese

Best Collaboration
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Kehlani
Tory Lanez
Dr. Bobby Jones

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
O’shea Jackson Jr.

Centric Award
Andra Day – “Rise Up”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
The Internet – “Under Control”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
Director X
Hype Williams

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Youngstars Award
Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhané Wallis
Silentó
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Beasts of No Nation
Concussion
Creed
Dope
Straight Outta Compton

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Sportswoman of the Year
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Cam Newton
Kobe Bryan
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry

Best International Act Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act U.K.
Kano
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Skepta
Stormzy
Tinie Tempah