2020 BET Awards Winners: Full List (Live Updates)

Find out which stars are bringing home a 2020 BET Award!

The BET Awards, which honor Black excellence in entertainment and sports, are a perfect reminder of how we should continue to amplify and highlight Black voices. The awards, which celebrated their 20th year anniversary also celebrated black culture through a series of various powerful performances and speeches.

Teen gospel singer Keedron Bryant, 12, kicked off the night with a powerful performance of his viral hit, “I Just Wanna Live.”

Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy followed, performing an updated rendition of their classic 1989 hit, “Fight The Power,” with Nas, Black Thought, Rapsody and more artists joining.

The theme of Sunday’s show — “Our Culture Can’t Be Canceled — comes at a time of cultural unrest over racial injustice following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police. 

Host Amanda Seales, a comedian and actress on “Insecure,” referenced the show’s virtual production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re getting real in touch with being real inside,” Seales quipped.

Given current events, she said, the show had to as well.

 “We deserve a break,” Seales said. “And when I say ‘we,’ I mean all us black folks, watching the kneeling, the gratuitous Kente cloth, the ‘I take responsibility’ speeches and saying to ourselves, ‘Wow. Y’all goofy.’

The night was filled with emotion charged performances, tributes and speeches. 

 Three highlights for us were:

  • Rapper Lil Wayne paying homage to the late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant by singing “Kobe Bryant” from his mixtape Tear Drop Tune 2 
  • Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to the Queen of Soul , Aretha Franklin by performing “Young, Gifted and Black.”
  • Wayne Brady tribute to Little Richard.
To find out which of your favorite stars take home a trophy, check out the list below, which will updated throughout the night.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Jhene Aiko
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak
WINNER : Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group

Chloe X Halle
City Girls

Best Collaboration

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

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

Cardi B
Doja Cat
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

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

Video Director of the Year

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

Michael Rozman/Warner Bros
Best New Artist 

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

Album of the Year

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

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Fred Hammond, “Alright”
John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, “I Made It Out”
Kanye West, “Follow God”
WINNER: Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me” 
PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, “All In His Pain”
The Clark Sisters, “Victory”

Best Actress

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

Best Actor

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

Youngstars Award

Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

Best Movie

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

Sportswoman of the Year

Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
WINNER: Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
WINNER: Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BET Her Award

“Underdog,” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce featuring Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid and SAINt JHN
“Melanin,” Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and LaLa
“I Choose,” Layton Greene
“Tempo,” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliot
“Afeni,” Rapsody featuring PJ Morton

Viewer’s Choice Award

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
WINNER: “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch
“Heartless,” The Weeknd

Best International Act

WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Innoss’B (DR Congo)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (United Kingdom)
Stormzy (United Kingdom)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Rema (Nigeria)
WINNER: Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
Celeste (United Kingdom)
Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)