Best of BET Awards Performances

The 2011 BET Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles this past Sunday night. The ceremony, which was hosted by Kevin Hart, recognizes the work of African-Americans in the music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment every year. Focusing on the music scene, the 2011 edition saw performances by Beyonce (which was taped from Glastonbury), Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys with Bruno Mars, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland and more. I have to say that Kelly absolutely killed her performance though I think she jacked Janet Jackson’s look from way back.
2011 BET Awards Nominees & Winners

Video of the Year
* Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away
B.O.B. – Airplanes
Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
Willow Smith – Whip My Hair
Kanye West – Runaway

Best Female R&B Artist
* Rihanna
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson

Best Male R&B Artist
* Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
* Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
* Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Cymphonique
Lola Monroe

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Kanye West
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross

Best Collaboration
* Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”

Best New Artist
* Wiz Khalifa
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith

YoungStars Award – TIE
* Jaden Smith
* Willow Smith
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons

Best Gospel
* Mary Mary
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
* Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act (Africa) – TIE
* 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
* D’ Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)
* Tinie Tempah
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder

Best Actress
* Taraji P. Henson
Halle Berry
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
* Idris Elba
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
* For Colored Girls
Death at a Funeral
Takers
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
* Serena Williams
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
* Michael Vick
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose

Viewers Choice Award
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now

Lifetime Achievement Award
Patti LaBelle

Humanitarian Awards
Steve Harvey

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