BET Awards: All The Insights of BET Awards 2018

The BET Awards normally hands its Humanitarian Award to one person, but six individuals received the honor Sunday. Dubbed “Humanitarian Heroes,” the network gave awards to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House in April; Anthony Borges, the 15-year-old student who was shot five times and is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students during February massacre in Florida.

Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled an apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony last month in Paris; Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old who gave a memorable and influential speech at March for Our Lives; Justin Blackman, the only student to walk out of his high school in North Carolina during the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence in March; and journalist and activist Shaun King. Debra Lee, who stepped down as chairman and CEO of BET last month after 32 years at the network, earned the Ultimate Icon Award.

Start of The Ceremony

Host Jamie Foxx started the ceremony by being vocal to the audience that he is here to celebrate the day.
Foxx then invited Michael B. Jordan to mike and asked him to recite the popular line from his movie, “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage.”
Later, Foxx called Childish Gambino on the stage and asaked him to join him on stage to thank him for his socially conscious song, “This Is America.”
A poignant moment of the show came when Tyler Perry presented Anita Baker with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Foxx sang a medley of her greatest hits.
Rapper Meek Mill debuted a new single since being released from prison in April titled, “Stay Woke,” which explores inequality in the justice system.

Meek Mill Performance

Rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, captivated the audience with his performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. He rapped the song “Stay Woke” on a stage transformed into a street corner, featuring hustlers, children and police officers. A mother screams as her child is shot during the powerful performance, and an officer lays an American flag over the body.

BET Awards Winners

CATEGORY AWARD WINNER
1.      Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

 

Beyoncé
2.       Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award Bruno Mars
3.       Best Group Award Migos
4.       Best Collaboration Award DJ Khalid /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
5.       Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award Kendrick Lamar
6.       Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award Cardi B
7.       Video of the Year Award Drake – “God’s Plan
8.       Video Director of the Year Award Ava DuVernay
9.       Best New Artist Award SZA
10.   Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Lecrae / Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You”
11.   Best Actress Award Tiffany Haddish
12.   Best Actor Award Chadwick Boseman
13.   Young Stars Award Yara Shahidi
14.   Best Movie Award “Black Panther”
15.   Sportswoman of the Year Award Serena Williams
16.   Sportsman of the Year Award LeBron James
17.   Album of the Year Award Kendrick Lamar – “Damn”
18.   BET Her Award Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”
19.   Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
20.   The Best International Act Award Davido (NIGERIA)

This article will provide you all the insights of the BET Awards 2018 and thus all the awards winners lists.

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