Jamie Foxx attends the 2018 BET Awards

Jamie Foxx (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Check out Winners and Highlights From the 2018 BET Awards

June 24, 2018

By Erin Thibeau

The 2018 BET Awards went down on Sunday night, and the show was all about celebrating black excellence. 

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Jamie Foxx hosted this year's event at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, which featured performances by some of the biggest acts in the world of hip hop and R&B.

J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, YG, Big Sean, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, SiR, Migos, Miguel, Daniel Caesar and more hit the stage.  

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The show was at turns political and heartfelt, touching on police shootings, racism and other issues vital to the black community.

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Singer-songwriter Anita Baker received a BET Lifetime Achievement award, presented by Tyler Perry. Foxx, Marsha Ambrosius, Ledisi and Yolanda Adams wowed the audience with an amazing medly of the honoree's songs in tribute.

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Check out a running list of the big winners (in bold) below:

Best New Artist 

Daniel Caesar
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Best Collaboration

Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – “Top Off”
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”

Best Group Award

A Tribe Called Quest
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle

Best Movie

“Black Panther” 
“Girls Trip”
“A Wrinkle in Time”

Best Actress

Tiffany Haddish 
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award


Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars 
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B 
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf

Video of the Year 

Drake – “God’s Plan” 
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”

Video Director of the Year Award

Ava Duvernay
Benny Boom
Director X
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

The Best International Act Award

Davido (Nigeria)​ 
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Dadju (France)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (Congo)
J Hus (U.K.)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)

Best Actor Award

Chadwick Boseman 
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Album of the Year Award

“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Ctrl” – SZA
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Culture II” – Migos
“Black Panther: The Album” – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
“Grateful” – DJ Khaled

This list will be updated as more winners are announced on BET.

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