Full List Of Winners At The 2012 BET Awards
The 2012 BET award ceremony, hosted by “The Avengers” star, Samuel L. Jackson, who opened the show by doing a parody of the two rappers’ hit single “In Paris” with director Spike Lee was aired on Sunday, July 1,
Jay-Z and Kanye West were the big winners as they walked away with Video of the Year for their “Otis” single and also won Best Group for their collaboration on the “Watch The Throne” album.
Beyonce and Chris Brown also won two awards each for the night.
The 2012 BET Awards also recognized some of the best in black entertainment on Sunday night, and they were also particularly kind when it came to one of their own. One year after he ended up hosting the broadcast himself, BET and Comedy Central star Kevin Hart ended up taking home a trophy for a part in a recent movie based on the work of Steve Harvey.
Artists who performed at the ceremony include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Brown, Wale, G.O.O.D. Music, Y’Anna Crawley, Amber Bullock, Jessica Reedy and Melanie Fiona.
There was also a special tribute to Whitney Houston that included performances from Chaka Khan, Brandy, Monica and Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, who sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The tribute also included appearances by Houston’s “Waiting to Exhale” co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
BET has produced countless memories with this show in the past — just three years ago, it provided an emotional tribute to the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson in the days that followed his passing.
Check out the list of winners for the 2012 BET Awards.
Centric Award: Common
Best Group: The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
Best Actor: Kevin Hart, “Think Like a Man”
Best New Artist: Big Sean
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration: Wale, featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams
Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Lifetime Achievement Award: Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly
Video of the Year – The Throne featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Humanitarian Award – Reverend Al Sharpton