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It's that time of year again where the Black Entertainment Television Awards arrive at the Microsoft Theater in LA to honour some of the greatest black superstars of our time. Unsurprisingly, Beyonce and Drake took home the most awards with three and four respectively but it was Michael B. Jordan and Taraji P. Henson who stole the show for the film honours.
Beyonce takes home four awards
Beyonce was named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist last night (June 26th 2016), two months after the release of her much talked about number one album 'Lemonade'. The video for the album's first single 'Formation' also went on to win her Video of the Year, the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award and the Centric Award. Meanwhile, Drake took home the prize for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and shared awards for Best Collaboration with Rihanna ('Work') and Best Group with Future.
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The actor won the event's Humanitarian Award.
Jesse Williams has hit headlines this morning after a rousing speech about racism at the 2016 Bet Awards last night ((June 26th 2016). The 'Grey's Anatomy' was at the Black Entertainment Television event to pick up his Humanitarian Award for his work with civil rights groups.
Jesse Williams gives rousing racism speech
The actor talked about the racism that still occurs across the world in 2016, particularly in US police departments. He slammed cultural appropriation and drew the audience's attention to the other people out there working to make the lives of black people fairer and erase discrimination.
The musicians were among the honorees, while Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo took to the stage to perform.
Some of the biggest names in music were among the esteemed guests of the 2015 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., with Kanye West and Usher Raymond among honorees and Mary J. Blige closing the ceremony with her performance.
Mary J. Blige closed the show with her performance
Unsurprisingly, it was Kanye West who landed the coveted Visionary Award at the event which he attended alongside his reality star wife Kim Kardashian. While the multi-Platinum rapper may be one of the best modern popstars, having released his sixth consecutive number one album 'Yeezus' two years ago, he's hardly going to win any prizes for modesty. Despite himself, he quipped to the audience upon receiving his award, 'I understand what it is to be humbled for the first time'.
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The BET Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
The Bet Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
Jamie Foxx recieved the Award for Best Actor.
The BET categories include Best R&B/Pop artist; Hip-Hop artist; sportsman and sportswoman; music video; viewer's choice; movie; gospel and international act.
The BET awards were held last night (30th June) in L.A. Amongst the winners were Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Drake and Charlie Wilson.
Charlie Wilson, pictured at the BET Awards Press Conference, won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Awards were first held in 2001 with the intention of celebrating minorities in the Arts. The Awards this year were hosted by comedian Chris Tucker. Will Smith, Samuel L.Jackson, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx have all hosted the Award ceremony in the past.
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