Rapper-singer Doja Cat came into BET Awards 2022 Sunday evening with a leading six nominations, but walked away emptyhanded, as did singer Ari Lennox and rapper Drake, who each had four nominations, as the competition was fierce.
Among the winners were The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Kendrick Lamar. Sean “Diddy” Combs received a lifetime achievement award.
Performances during the event included Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Chloe, Jack Harlow, Lizzo and Roddy Ricch.
The BET Awards, which honor “Black excellence in music, television, film and sports” aired live from the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson hosted.
Here is a complete list of the winners:
BEST FEMALE R&B/Pop Artist
BEST MALE R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
ESSENCE WIZKID FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
MEGAN THEE STALLION
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FAMILY TIES BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
ANDERSON .PAAK A.K.A. DIRECTOR .PAAK
BEST NEW ARTIST
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC, BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK, SILK SONIC
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
WE WIN, LIL BABY X KIRK FRANKLIN
GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS, MARY J. BLIGE
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
WILL SMITH, “KING RICHARD”
ZENDAYA, “EUPHORIA”/”SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME”
YOUNG STARS AWARD
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD