2023 BET Awards: Event details, full list of winners

The BET Awards, which honours Black excellence in entertainment and sports, was held on Sunday night with the theme “Year of the Black Woman.”

The show was hosted by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where a live audience attended for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Newzandar News reported that award winning Nigerian musician, Burna Boy who was nominated alongside Wizkid won the best International act on the recently concluded BET awards.

Veteran rapper and actress, Queen Latifah received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her “amazing success” throughout her decades-long career.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was tied with DaBaby for having the most nominations of the night and took home awards for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” “Viewer’s Choice” and “Video of the Year.”

Rap legend DMX, who died from a heart attack earlier this year, was honored at the ceremony with a special tribute performance from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, and Michael K. Williams.

Also, Late Chadwick Boseman who died after a long battle with cancer won the award for ‘Best Actor.’

See full list of winners below:

Album of the Year

“Heaux Tales” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist


Best Male R&B / Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Best Group

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration

“WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Baby

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Video of the Year

“WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Video Director of the Year

Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard

Best New Artist


BET Her Award

“Good Days” Sza

Best International Act

Burna Boy, Nigeria

Viewer’s Choice Award

“Savage (Remix)” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé

Best Movie

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

Best Actress

Andra Day

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman

Youngsters Award:

Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Naomi Osaka

Sportsman of the Year Award:

Lebron James

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bree Runway, United Kingdom

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