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Here Are the 2019 BET Awards Winners

Alex Galbraith

The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards are going down tonight at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre. This year's edition is jettisoning a few of the quirkier categories like best verses and biggest hustlers for a more straightforward show that honors excellence in music, movies and sports. 

Cardi B tops the streamlined list of nominations with 7 nods. Tyler Perry and Mary J. Blige are being honored with takes on a Lifetime Achievement Award and several categories have been opened up to fan voting. The only non-standard category from this year's show is the Bet Her award, a distillation of a former separate lady-focused awards show into a win for women-uplifting music from the likes of Janelle Monáe and H.E.R. Take a look at the nominees below and follow along as the winners are announced. 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Solange
  • Sza
  • Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • Khalid

Best Group

  • Chloe X Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby & Gunna
  • Migos
  • The Carters

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Meek Mill
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Kash Doll
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma

Best New Artist

  • Blueface
  • City Girls
  • Juice Wrld
  • Lil Baby — WINNER
  • Queen Naija

Best Collaboration

  • 21 Savage Ft. J. Cole — “A Lot”
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
  • Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
  • H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller — “Could’ve Been”
  • Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”
  • Tyga Ft. Offset — “Taste”

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell — “All of My Life”
  • Fred Hammond — “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
  • Kirk Franklin — “Love Theory”
  • Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”
  • Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin — “Never Alone”

Best International Act 

  • Aka (South Africa)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Dave (UK)
  • Dosseh (France)
  • Giggs (UK)
  • Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act (Fan Voted Category)

  • Headie One (UK)
  • Jokair (France)
  • Nesly (France)
  • Octavian (UK)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
  • Teni (Nigeria)

Video of the Year

  • 21 Savage — “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
  • Cardi B — “Money”
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
  • Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
  • Drake — “Nice for What”
  • The Carters — “Apes–t”

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams
  • Karena Evans

Best Actress

  • Issa Rae
  • Regina Hall
  • Regina King
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Viola Davis

Best Actor

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award

  • Caleb Mclaughlin
  • Lyric Ross
  • Marsai Martin
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
  • Miles Brown

Best Movie

  • Blackkklansman
  • Creed 2
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Allyson Felix
  • Candace Parker
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

  • Kevin Durant
  • Lebron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Stephen Curry
  • Tiger Woods

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
  • Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
  • Drake — “In My Feelings”
  • Ella Mai — “Trip”
  • J. Cole — “Middle Child”
  • Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

Bet Her Award

  • Alicia Keys — “Raise a Man”
  • Ciara — “Level Up”
  • H.E.R. — “Hard Place”
  • Janelle Monáe — “Pynk”
  • Queen Naija — “Mama’s Hand”
  • Teyana Taylor — “Rose in Harlem”

Album of the Year

  • Travis Scott — Astroworld
  • Meek Mill — Championships
  • Ella Mai — Ella Mai
  • The Carters — Everything Is Love
  • Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy