BET Awards 2015 Winners & Performances

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The 2015 BET Awards held their annual award ceremony last night where they honored and rewarded some of the most talented people within Black entertainment.

Anthony Anderson and Traci Ellis Ross of “Black-ish” hosted the show, with celebrity guest appearances from many of our favorite in film, TV, music, sports, and more.

Among the most memorable moments of the night would have to be the Smokey Robinson tribute, the Janet Jackson tribute, and the bad Boy Reunion performance where Lil Kim reminded everyone who the real Queen Bee is.

We got to see a few celebs receive awards on stage, but many were awarded behind the scenes. Take a look at the full list of winners and some performances below.

Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Centric Award: The Weeknd “Earned It”
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend – Glory
Youngstars Award: Mo’Ne Davis
Best Movie: Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé “7/11″
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj “Only” (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)