BET Awards 2014: The Winners

BET Awards Missy Elliot Pharrell - H 2014
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BET Awards Missy Elliot Pharrell - H 2014

UPDATED: Beyonce won three awards, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina took home two apiece and "12 Years a Slave" prevailed as best movie.

The 2014 BET Awards ceremony took place Sunday, and the night's big winner was Beyonce. The pop superstar nabbed three awards, including the 2014 FANdemonium award, voted on by viewers. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina also had a happy night, taking home two awards apiece.  

Nicki Minaj won for best female hip-hop star, and in her acceptance speech, she praised herself as a hip-hop star who doesn't have someone writing for her, an apparent dig at Iggy AzaleaDrake beat out Jay Z for best male hip-hop star.

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12 Years a Slave was chosen as best movie, with the film's stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, taking home acting awards. Lionel Richie was honored with a lifetime achievement award. 

One memorable moment of the night was Kevin Hart interrupting presenter Kerry Washington and referring to himself as "Oliver Pope," a reference to Washington's Scandal character, Olivia Pope. At another point, host Chris Rock tried to one-up 2014 Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres by passing out chicken and waffles from L.A. favorite Roscoe's.

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The awards began under the shadow of violence, with one man shot to death and another stabbed in two separate pre-show incidents. BET said the preshow parties at which the violence occurred were not officially affiliated with the awards show. During the show, Rock joked that this is the only awards show where people worry about their safety.

Find the nominees below, with winners in bold.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyonce (WINNER)

Janelle Monae
Jhene Aiko
K. Michelle
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake

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Best Collaboration
Beyonce feat. Jay Z – "Drunk in Love" (WINNER)

August Alsina feat. Trinidad Jame$ – "I Luv This"
Drake feat. Majid Jordan – "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake – "Holy Grail"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams – "Blurred Lines"
YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – "My Hitta"

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Best Actress
Lupita Nyong’o (WINNER)

Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Oprah Winfrey

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Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (WINNER)
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – "Happy" (WINNER)

Beyonce – "Partition"
Beyonce feat. Jay Z – "Drunk in Love"
Chris Brown – "Fine China"
Drake – "Worst Behavior"

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Drake (WINNER)
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

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Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Iggy Azalea

Best Group
Young Money (WINNER)

A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant (WINNER)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
LeBron James

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Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (WINNER)

Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Best Gospel Artist
Tamela Mann (WINNER)
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist
August Alsina (WINNER)
Ariana Grande
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
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YoungStars Award
Keke Palmer (WINNER)
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith

Centric Award
Jhene Aiko – "The Worst" (WINNER)
Aloe Blacc – "The Man"
Jennifer Hudson feat. T.I. – "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)"
LiV Warfield – "Why Do You Lie?"
Wale feat. Sam Dew – "LoveHate Thing"

Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan (WINNER)
Dizzee Rascal
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

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Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) 
Toofan (Togo)