By Osagie Alonge
‘Twelve Years of a Slave‘ stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o won the ‘Best Actor‘ and ‘Best Actress‘ awards respectively at the 2014 BET Awards which held on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Kenyan star Nyong’o ousted the likes of Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey to pick up her first BET award while British born Nigerian Ejiofor beat off stiff competition from Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba and Kevin Hart.
‘Twelve Years of a Slave‘ also won the ‘Best Movie‘ award. Both actors were however absent at the awards show.
Pharrell Williams was a big winner at the awards show,walking away with the awards for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artiste‘ and ‘Video of the Year‘. Hip-Hop’s number one couple Jay Z and Beyonce won the ‘Best Collaboration‘ award for their performance on Bey’s ‘Drunk in love‘ and Jhene Aiko picked up this year’s ‘Centric Award‘.
Nigerian Pop star Davido picked up the ‘Best African Act‘ award ahead of Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Togo’s Toofan to win the award.
There were stunning performances from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson and more. Tiwa Savage also performed a night earlier at the BET Experience concert.
The show was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Check out the full list of winners below…
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Pharrell Williams
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Video of the Year
WINNER: Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Video Director of the Year
WINNER: Hype Williams
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Best Gospel Artist
WINNER: Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker Tye Tribbett
Best New Artist
WINNER: August Alsina
Rich Homie Quan
WINNER: Young Money
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
WINNER: Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o
WINNER: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael B. Jordan
WINNER: 12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
WINNER: Keke Palmer
Subway Sportsman of the Year
WINNER: Kevin Durant
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
WINNER: Serena Williams
WINNER: Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”
Aloe Blacc – “The Man”
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Wale f/ Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”
PHOTOS 2014’s New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows
Best International Act: Africa
WINNER: Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK
WINNER: Krept & Konan
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