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BET Awards 2012 Winners: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West Score Big

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The 2012 BET Awards brought out the best of the best Sunday night (July 1), with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West sitting front row and even the latter’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian showing up for the ceremony.

There was much to talk about, from the riveting Whitney Houston tribute to Chris Brown‘s zombie-inspired makeup and acrobatics during his set. Those in the crowd moved to the sounds of Frankie Beverly and Maze as if they were at a backyard barbecue, proving that the spirit in the air was a positive one.

Some of the night’s big winners were well-deserving of their accolades. Big Sean nabbed a Best New Artist award, Bey earned Best Female R&B Artist, Jay-Z and West scored Best Group, Wale and Miguel landed the Best Collaboration for their hit “Lotus Flower Bomb.”

Check out the full list of 2012 BET Awards winners below.

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big SeanWINNER
Diggy Simmons
Future
Meek Mill

Best Male R&B Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown — WINNER
Miguel
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyonce — WINNER
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake — WINNER
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj — WINNER
Diamond
Trina
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne — WINNER

Best Collaboration
“Party,” Beyonce feat J. Cole
“Marvin & Chardonnay,” Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash
“I’m On One,” DJ Khaled feat Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“The Motto,” Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Otis,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) feat. Otis Redding
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” Wale feat Miguel — WINNER

Video of the Year
“Countdown,” Beyonce
“Love on Top,” Beyonce
“N—-s in Paris,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
“Otis,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) — WINNER
“Climax,” Usher

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce and Alan Ferguson — WINNER
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Fred Hammond
James Fortune & FIYA
Kim Burrell
Trin-I-Tee 5:7
Yolanda Adams — WINNER

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy Simmons — WINNER
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
“Love on Top,” Beyonce
“Turn Up the Music,” Chris Brown
“The Motto, “Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Hello,” Mindless Behavior — WINNER
“Otis,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) feat. Otis Redding
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” Wale feat. Miguel

Centric Award
CommonWINNER
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Estelle
Labrinth
Sway
Wretch 32 — WINNER

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana) — WINNER
Wizkid (Nigeria) — WINNER

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis — WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart — WINNER
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
“Good Deeds”
“Jumping the Broom”
“Laugh at My Pain”
“Red Tails”
“The Help” — WINNER

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams — WINNER
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant — WINNER

See Photos of Stars on the BET Awards 2012 Red Carpet

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