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Beyonce dominated the 2017 BET Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The singer — who just gave birth to a twin boy and girl — won five awards at the show, including best female R&B/pop artist, album of the year for Lemonade, video of the year for "Sorry" (a tie with Bruno Mars for "24K Magic"), video director of the year (shared with Kahlil Joseph) for "Sorry," and the Coca-Cola viewers' choice award.
Beyonce headed into the show with a leading 7 noms. She did not attend the ceremony, but her protégés Chloe x Halle accepted the latter award on her behalf, reading prepared remarks from Beyonce herself: "Thank you BET for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade. This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve. Thank you to my mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, for being my biggest, biggest teacher and consistent influence. Thank you to my entire family for so much love. To my team at Parkwood, thank you. And thanks to all the fans, my Beyhive, for riding with me. I love and appreciate you. And to everyone at the show tonight, you all look so beautiful. And at home, thank you, and have a wonderful, wonderful night. From, Beyonce.”
Beyonce's sister, Solange, went home with the Centric Award. In her speech, she thanked "my family" but did not mention her sister by name. She also gave a shoutout to a slew of fellow artists who'd inspired her over the years, including Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and the late Aaliyah.
Mars, who opened the show with a performance of "Perm," also nabbed the award for best male R&B/pop artist.
In addition to Mars, other artists taking home two awards apiece were Chance the Rapper, who was named best new artist, and Migos, best group. Chance and Migos also tied for best collaboration: Chance won alongside 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne for "No Problem," and Migos, who won along with Lil Uzi Vert for "Bad and Boujee."
Kendrick Lamar was named best male hip-hop artist, while Remy Ma was named best female hip-hop artist.
Other winners included Taraji P. Henson and Mahershala Ali as best actress and actor, respectively, and Hidden Figures as best movie. Black-ish star Yara Shahidi was given the YoungStars Award.
Also during the show, New Edition was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and also performed a medley of hits.
A total of 21 awards were handed out to artists, entertainers and athletes at the show, which was hosted by Leslie Jones.
A full list of winners follows.
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