BET Awards: Beyonce, Pharrell, Davido, Nicki Minaj Win Big
African stars and media including Tiwa Savage, Mafikozolo, Ice Prince, Stephanie Coker and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi were at the event.
Nigerian music star, Davido won the Best International Act-Africa.
The night’s big winner was Beyonce. The pop superstar got three awards, including the 2014 FAN-demonium award, voted on by viewers. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina also had a happy night, taking home two awards apiece.
Nicki Minaj won for Best Female Hip Hop Star, and in her acceptance speech, she praised herself as a hip-hop star that doesn’t have someone writing for her, an apparent dig at Iggy Azalea. Drake beat out Jay Z for Best Male Hip Hop star.
12 Years a Slave was chosen as Best Movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, taking home acting awards. Lionel Richie was honored as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
One memorable moment of the night was Kevin Hart interrupting presenter, Kerry Washington and referring to himself as “Oliver Pope,” a reference to Washington’s Scandal character, Olivia Pope.
Full list of winners below…
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams
Best Group: Young Money
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Video Of The Year: Pharrell Williams
Best New Artist: August Alsina
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave
Sportsman Of The Year: Kevin Durant
Best International Act UK: Krept And Konan
Viewers’ Choice Award: August Alsina
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce
Best Collaboration: Beyonce And Jay Z
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Video Director Of The Year: Hype Williams
Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o
Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer
Sportswoman Of The Year: Serena Williams
Best International Act Africa: Davido
Centric Award: Jhene Aiko