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Ceremony date  25 June 2017
Presented by  BET
Country  United States of America
Awarded for  Outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry
First awarded  June 19, 2001; 15 years ago (2001-06-19)
Winners  Black Coffee, Black Coffee, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, FormationBeyoncé, Formation, Viewer's Choice, Viewer's Choice, WorkRihanna - Drake, Work, Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration, FormationBeyoncé, Formation, Video of the Year, Video of the Year, Drake, Drake, Best Group, Best Group, Future, Future, Best Group, Best Group, Bryson Tiller, Bryson Tiller, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Bryson Tiller, Bryson Tiller, Best New Artist, Best New Artist, Jesse Williams, Jesse Williams, BET Humanitarian Award, BET Humanitarian Award, BeyoncéFormation, Beyoncé, BET Centric Award, BET Centric Award, Director X, Director X, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Amandla Stenberg, Amandla Stenberg, BET YoungStars Award, BET YoungStars Award, Skepta, Skepta, Best International Act: UK, Best International Act: UK, Kirk Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Serena Williams, Serena Williams, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Taraji P Henson, Taraji P Henson, Best Actress, Best Actress, Straight Outta Compton, Straight Outta Compton, Best Movie, Best Movie, Michael B Jordan, Michael B Jordan, Best Actor, Best Actor, Stonebwoy, Stonebwoy, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, OnlyNicki Minaj - Drake - Chris Brown -, Only, Viewer's Choice, Viewer's Choice, GloryJohn Legend - Common, Glory, Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration, 7/11Beyoncé, 7/11, Video of the Year, Video of the Year, Rae Sremmurd, Rae Sremmurd, Best Group, Best Group, Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Sam Smith, Sam Smith, Best New Artist, Best New Artist, Tom Joyner, Tom Joyner, BET Humanitarian Award, BET Humanitarian Award, The WeekndEarned It, The Weeknd, BET Centric Award, BET Centric Award, Ed Burke, Ed Burke, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Todd Tourso, Todd Tourso, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Mo'ne Davis, Mo'ne Davis, BET YoungStars Award, BET YoungStars Award, Stormzy, Stormzy, Best International Act: UK, Best International Act: UK, Lecrae, Lecrae, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Serena Williams, Serena Williams, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Janet Jackson, Janet Jackson, Ultimate Icon, Ultimate Icon, Taraji P HensonEmpire, Taraji P Henson, Best Actress, Best Actress, Davido, Davido, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, I Luv This ShitAugust Alsina - Trinidad James, I Luv This Shit, Viewer's Choice, Viewer's Choice, Drunk in Love [Clean]Beyoncé - Jay Z, Drunk in Love [Clean], Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration, HappyPharrell Williams, Happy, Video of the Year, Video of the Year, Young Money, Young Money, Best Group, Best Group, Pharrell Williams, Pharrell Williams, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, August Alsina, August Alsina, Best New Artist, Best New Artist, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Myrlie Evers-Williams, BET Humanitarian Award, BET Humanitarian Award, Jhené AikoThe Worst, Jhené Aiko, BET Centric Award, BET Centric Award, Hype Williams, Hype Williams, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Keke Palmer, Keke Palmer, BET YoungStars Award, BET YoungStars Award, Krept & Konan, Krept & Konan, Best International Act: UK, Best International Act: UK, Tamela Mann, Tamela Mann, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Serena Williams, Serena Williams, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Lupita Nyong'o12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong'o, Best Actress, Best Actress, 12 Years a Slave, 12 Years a Slave, Best Movie, Best Movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Actor, Best Actor, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, FANdemonium Award, FANdemonium Award, Ice Prince, Ice Prince, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Started from the BottomDrake, Started from the Bottom, Viewer's Choice, Viewer's Choice, F**kin' ProblemsDrake - Kendrick Lamar - A$AP Rocky -, F**kin' Problems, Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration, Started from the BottomDrake, Started from the Bottom, Video of the Year, Video of the Year, Mackle & Ryan Lewis, Mackle & Ryan Lewis, Best Group, Best Group, Miguel, Miguel, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Rihanna, Rihanna, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Kendrick Lamar, Kendrick Lamar, Best New Artist, Best New Artist, Dwyane Wade, Dwyane Wade, BET Humanitarian Award, BET Humanitarian Award, Tamar Braxton, Tamar Braxton, BET Centric Award, BET Centric Award, Benny Boom, Benny Boom, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas, BET YoungStars Award, BET YoungStars Award, Emeli Sandé, Emeli Sandé, Best International Act: UK, Best International Act: UK, Mary Mary, Mary Mary, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Kerry WashingtonScandal - Django Unchained, Kerry Washington, Best Actress, Best Actress, Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man, Best Movie, Best Movie, Jamie FoxxDjango Unchained, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor, Best Actor, Chris Brown, Chris Brown, FANdemonium Award, FANdemonium Award, Wizkid, Wizkid, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Sarkodie, Sarkodie, Best International Act: Africa, Best International Act: Africa, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, HelloMindless Behavior, Hello, Viewer's Choice, Viewer's Choice, Lotus Flower BombMiguel - Wale, Lotus Flower Bomb, Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration, OtisKanye West - Jay Z, Otis, Video of the Year, Video of the Year, Jay Z, Jay Z, Best Group, Best Group, The Throne, The Throne, Best Group, Best Group, Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Big Sean, Big Sean, Best New Artist, Best New Artist, Al Sharpton, Al Sharpton, BET Humanitarian Award, BET Humanitarian Award, Common, Common, BET Centric Award, BET Centric Award, Alan Ferguson, Alan Ferguson, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Video Director of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Diggy Simmons, Diggy Simmons, BET YoungStars Award, BET YoungStars Award, Wretch 32, Wretch 32, Best International Act: UK, Best International Act: UK, Yolanda Adams, Yolanda Adams, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Serena Williams, Serena Williams, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Viola DavisThe Help - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Viola Davis, Best Actress, Best Actress

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The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on BET. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.

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Bet awards red carpet 2016


Trophy

The BET Award Trophy, inspired by three words - aspire, ascend, achieve, was designed by artist/sculptor Carlos "Mare139" Rodriguez. OutKast won the first award trophy during the first ceremony in 2001. In 2007, Society Awards, the New York firm who manufacturers the award, enhanced the quality of the trophy design using plated steel and black crystal.

Ratings

TV ratings (in millions):

  • 2006: 6.9
  • 2007: 6.3
  • 2008: 5.8
  • 2009: 10.6
  • 2010: 7.4
  • 2011: 7.7
  • 2012: 7.4
  • 2013: 7.8
  • 2014: 7.9
  • 2015: 6.5
  • 2016: 7.2
  • List of ceremonies

    The inaugural ceremony in 2001 was held at the Paris resort on the Las Vegas Strip. From 2002 to 2005, the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood hosted the awards. From 2006 to 2012, the ceremonires have been held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony was moved to the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live in 2013.

    Nomination process

    There is a voting academy made up of about 500 people from the music industry, media, and bloggers. BET sends out ballots electronically and voters nominate in all the different categories who they think should be award nominees. These are collated by a group called "Yangaroo" that works on other awards shows as well, and they narrow it to the top five nominees, and send that list back out to the academy to vote on the winner.

    Award categories

  • Hip-Hop
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Group
  • New Artist
  • Collaboration
  • Music Video
  • Viewer's Choice
  • Centric Award
  • Acting
  • Movie
  • Sports
  • Special awards

    The BET Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian and Ultimate Icon Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in a press conference. At the awards ceremony a mini-documentary is shown covering the honorees' life. The awards are given out separately. The Ultimate Icon Award was created in 2015 and presented in the ceremony.

    Lifetime Achievement

    The BET Lifetime Achievement Award is given a veteran artist or group who has made notable contributions to the music industry. The honoree is paid tribute to by current popular singers who perform the honoree's most recognized songs. The honoree will usually perform themselves after being paid tribute.

  • 2001: Whitney Houston
  • 2002: Earth Wind & Fire
  • 2003: James Brown
  • 2004: The Isley Brothers
  • 2005: Gladys Knight
  • 2006: Chaka Khan
  • 2007: Diana Ross
  • 2008: Al Green
  • 2009: The O'Jays
  • 2010: Prince
  • 2011: Patti LaBelle
  • 2012: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
  • 2013: Charlie Wilson
  • 2014: Lionel Richie
  • 2015: Smokey Robinson
  • 2016: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Humanitarian

    In 2002, at the second annual BET Awards, the category for the BET Award Humanitarian Award was created. The Humanitarian Award is given to a celebrity philanthropist who donates their time and money to a charitable cause.

  • 2002: Muhammad Ali
  • 2003: Earvin "Magic" Johnson
  • 2004: Danny Glover
  • 2005: Denzel and Pauletta Washington
  • 2006: Harry Belafonte
  • 2007: Don Cheadle
  • 2008: Quincy Jones
  • 2009: Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean
  • 2010: John Legend
  • 2011: Steve Harvey
  • 2012: Rev. Al Sharpton
  • 2013: Dwyane Wade
  • 2014: Myrlie Evers-Williams
  • 2015: Tom Joyner
  • 2016: Jesse Williams
  • Ultimate Icon

    In 2015, at the fifthteenth annual BET Awards, the category of the Ultimate Icon Award was created. It is given to a veteran artist whose career is deemed iconic by fans and critics alike for their notable contributions in the music, dance and music video fields.

  • 2015: Janet Jackson
  • Most nominated and winning artists

    Below are the current rankings for the most wins and most nominated artist (male & female):

    Most wins (as of 2016)

    Most nominations (as of 2015)

    This is a list of multiple nominated performers, athletes & actors with 5 or more career nominations. Beyoncé is currently the most nominated performer with 54 nominations, solo and with Destiny's Child.

    References

    BET Awards Wikipedia


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