Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o win ‘Best Actor’ honours at BET Awards 2014

Posted on June 30 2014 , at 11:10 am
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By Osagie Alonge

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Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for BFI

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
Other Nominees:
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Beyonce
Other Nominees:
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Tamar Braxton

Video of the Year
WINNER: Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Other Nominees:
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Drake – “Worst Behavior”

Video Director of the Year
WINNER: Hype Williams
Other Nominees:
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Other Nominees:
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Other Nominees:
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Iggy Azalea

Best Gospel Artist
WINNER: Tamela Mann
Other Nominees:
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist
WINNER: August Alsina
Other Nominees:
Ariana Grande
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Group
WINNER: Young Money
Other Nominees:
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Collaboration
WINNER: Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Other Nominees:
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”

Best Actress
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o
Other Nominees:
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor
WINNER: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Other Nominees:
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

Best Movie
WINNER: 12 Years a Slave
Other Nominees:
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

YoungStars Award
WINNER: Keke Palmer
Other Nominees:
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith

Subway Sportsman of the Year
WINNER: Kevin Durant
Other Nominees:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
LeBron James

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
WINNER: Serena Williams
Other Nominees:
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Centric Award
WINNER: Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”
Other Nominees:
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”
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Best International Act: Africa
WINNER: Davido (Nigeria)
Other Nominees:
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)

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

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