2016 BET Awards Winners: Complete List of Who Took Home the Night's Top Prizes


At 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday, the BET Awards will go live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to honor the best in black music, acting, filmmaking and sports. 

Drake, whose album Views has spent eight straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, leads in nominations with nine, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Rihanna — a frequent Drake collaborator — and Beyoncé follow with five nominations each.

All the nominees and winners are decided on by an academy of entertainment professionals and fans. Last year's award show drew 6.5 million viewers, a million shy of the ratings the year before, but it was cable's top-ranked awards show of 2015, according to Broadway World.

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A full list of this year's Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners in every category is available below. This list will be updated throughout the night, with each winner marked in bold.

Video of The Year

Beyonce —  "Formation" (winner)

Bryson Tiller — "Don't"

Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Kendrick Lamar —  "Alright"

Rihanna ft. Drake — "Work"

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Colin Tilley

Tech n9ne

Director X (winner)

Hype Williams

Centric Award

Andra Day — "Rise Up"

Beyonce — "Formation" (winner)

K. Michelle — "Not a Little Bit"

The Internet — "Under Control"

Rihanna — "Bitch Better Have My Money"

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Awards

Beyonce — "Formation" (winner)

Bryson Tiller — "Don't"

Chris Brown — "Back to Sleep"

Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Future ft. Drake — "Where Ya At"

Rihanna ft. Drake — "Work"

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Andra Day

Beyonce (winner)

K. Michelle


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bryson Tiller (winner)

Chris Brown


The Weeknd

Tyrese Gibson

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

Drake & Future (winner)

Puff Daddy & The Family

Rae Sremmurd

The Internet

Best Collaboration

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign – "Play No Games"

Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World"

Future feat. Drake – "Where Ya At"

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – "Feeling Myself"

Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work" (winner)

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake (winner)

Fetty Wap


J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Dej Loaf

Lil Kim

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj (winner)

Remy Ma

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara

Andra Day

Bryson Tiller (winner)


Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Anthony Brown & Group TherapyErica Campbell

Kirk Franklin (winner)


Tamela Mann

Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson (winner)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Courtney B. Vance

Idris Elba

Michael B. Jordan (winner)

O'shea Jackson Jr.

Youngstars Award

Amandla Stenberg (winner)

Quvenzhané Wallis


Willow Smith

Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

Beasts of No Nation




Straight Outta Compton (winner)

Sportswoman of the Year

Cheyenne Woods

Gabrielle Douglas

Serena Williams (winner)

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Cam Newton

Kobe Bryant

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen Curry (winner)

Best International Act — Africa

Aka (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa) (winner)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Mzvee (Ghana)

Serge Beynaud (Cote D'ivoire)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act — U.K.


Krept & Konan

Lianne La Havas

Skepta (winner)


Tinie Tempah

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June 27, 2016, 7:40: a.m.: This story has been updated.