BET Awards 2022: Complete winners list

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Lizzo performs "About Damn Time" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ORG XMIT: CADA844
Lizzo performs "About Damn Time" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ORG XMIT: CADA844

The 2022 BET Awards show Sunday was not only a celebration of "Black excellence," but celebrities — including the night's host Taraji P. Henson — used the platform to criticize the Roe v. Wade ruling and amplify women's voices.

Doja Cat entered the show as the leading nominee with six. The chart-topping performer was up for best female R&B-pop artist, best female hip-hop artist, album of the year for her No. 1 hit "Planet Her" and BET Her for "Woman." Her song "Kiss Me More" with SZA was nominated for video of the year and best collaboration.

However, SZA took home no awards.

Drake and Ari Lennox were the second-most nominated acts, scoring four nods each. Three nominations went to several others including Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems.

Silk Sonic, duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, took home the most combined wins. The pair received all three honors they were nominated for including best group and album of the year for "An Evening with Silk Sonic," while .Paak took home the award for video director of the year.

Lamar took home the award for best male hip-hop artist, beating out Drake, and best video for "Family Ties" with Baby Keem. Sullivan took home the award for best female R&B/pop artist, beating out Doja Cat, Blige and H.E.R.

(From left) Jack Harlow and Bran' Nu perform onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
(From left) Jack Harlow and Bran' Nu perform onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Performers of the night included Jack Harlow, Lil Wayne, Ella Mai, Roddy Ricch, Lizzo and Kirk Franklin. Mariah Carey and Bran' Nu (also known as Brandy) made surprise appearances during Latto and Harlow's performances, respectively.

Chance the Rapper and Joey Bada$$ performed “The Highs & the Lows.” In her pink gown, Muni Long opened her set with a snippet of “Time Machine” before her jam “Hrs & Hrs.”

Sean 'Diddy' Combs performs onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs performs onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Sean "Diddy" Combs, the man of the night, was honored with the ceremony's Lifetime Achievement Award. Following a jam-packed tribute performance, featuring the likes of Jodeci, Lil Kim and Diddy himself, an unrecognizable Ye, rocking a mask covering his entire face, gave an impassioned speech about the 52-year-old rapper, who he called his "brother."

"This man has been through and survived a lot of stuff and broke down a lot of doors so we could be standing (here)," Ye said. "He broke down so many doors of classism, taste, culture, swag."

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The winners in the 19 categories, including film and sports awards, were selected by BET's Voting Academy, comprised of entertainment professionals and fans.

Check out the full list of winners below (in bold).

Jazmine Sullivan accepts the best female R&B/pop artist award onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.
Jazmine Sullivan accepts the best female R&B/pop artist award onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Best female R&B/pop artist      

Ari Lennox

Chloe

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Mary J. Blige

Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst

Chris Brown

Giveon

Lucky Dave

The Weeknd

Wizkid

Yung Bleu

Best group

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)

Chloe x Halle

City Girls

Lil Baby & Lil Durk

Migos

Young Dolph & Key Glock

Bruno Mars during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.
Bruno Mars during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Best collaboration

“Essence” (Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber & Tems)

“Every Chance I Get” (DJ Khaled featuring Lil Baby & Lil Durk)

“Family Ties” (Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar)

“Kiss Me More” (Doja Cat featuring SZA)

“Way 2 Sexy” (Drake featuring Future & Young Thug)

“Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” (Bia featuring Nicki Minaj)

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Video of the year

“Family Ties” (Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar)

“Have Mercy” (Chloe)

“Kiss Me More” (Doja Cat featuring SZA)

“Pressure” (Ari Lennox)

“Smokin Out the Window” (Silk Sonic)

“Way 2 Sexy” (Drake featuring Future & Young Thug)

Latto performs onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.
Latto performs onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Best new artist

Baby Keem

Benny the Butcher

Latto

Muni Long

Tems

Yung Bleu

Album of the year

“An Evening With Silk Sonic” (Silk Sonic)

“Back of My Mind” (H.E.R.)

“Call Me if You Get Lost” (Tyler, the Creator)

“Certified Lover Boy” (Drake)

“Donda” (Kanye West)

“Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe” (Jazmine Sullivan)

“Planet Her” (Doja Cat)

Dr. Dobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award 

"All In Your Hands​​​​" – Marvin Sapp

"Come To Life​​​​​" – Kanye West

"Grace​"​​​​​ – Kelly Price

"Hallelujah"​​​​​ – Fred Hammond

"Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)"​ – ​H.E.R. & Tauren Wells

"Jireh"​​​​​ – ​​​​​​Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music

"We Win"​​​​​ – Lil Baby x Kirk Franklin 

BET Her

"Best Of Me (Originals)" – ​​​Alicia Keys

"Good Morning Gorgeous​" – ​​Mary J. Blige 

"Have Mercy" – ​​​​​Chlöe

"Pressure"​​​​​ – Ari Lennox

"Roster"​​​​​​ – Jazmine Sullivan

"Unloyal"​​​​​ – Summer Walker & Ari Lennox

"Woman" – ​​​​​Doja Cat

Best international act 

Dave (UK)

Dinos (France)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)

Little Simz (UK)

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Major League Djz (South Africa)

Tayc (France)

Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

“Candyman”

“King Richard”

“Respect”

“Space Jam: A New Legacy”

“Summer of Soul”

“The Harder They Fall”

Best actor

Adrian Holmes (“Bel Air”)

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)

Damson Idris (“Snowfall”)

Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”)

Forest Whitaker (“Respect,” “Godfather of Harlem”)

Jabari Banks (“Bel Air”)

Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)

Will Smith (“King Richard”)

Will Smith portrayed Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, in "King Richard."
Will Smith portrayed Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, in "King Richard."

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”)

Coco Jones (“Bel Air”)

Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”)

Mary J. Blige (“Power Book II: Ghost”)

Queen Latifah (“The Equalizer”)

Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”)

Regina King (“The Harder They Fall”)

Zendaya (“Euphoria,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home”)

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar

Demi Singleton

Marsai Martin 

Miles Brown

Saniyya Sidney

Storm Reid

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Contributing: Pamela Avila, USA TODAY; Jonathan Landrum, The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: BET Awards 2022: Full winners list

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