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BET Awards winners announced

June 29, 2009 at 9:01 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Following are the list of nominees and winners of the BET Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Best Male R&B Artist: The Dream, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Leslie, Ne-Yo (winner), T-Pain.

Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce Knowles (winner), Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan.

Best Group: Day26 (winner), GS Boyz, N.E.R.D., The Roots, Three 6 Mafia.

Best Gospel Artist: Regina Belle, Shirley Caesar, Mary Mary (winner), Smokie Norful, Trin-I-Tee 5:7.

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Mama, M.I.A. (winner), Trina.

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Wayne (winner), Rick Ross, T.I., Kanye West, Young Jeezy.

Best New Artist: Keri Hilson (winner), Kid Cudi, Ryan Leslie, M.I.A., Jazmine Sullivan.

Best Collaboration: Jamie Foxx f/ T-Pain, "Blame It" (winner); Keri Hilson f/ Lil Wayne, "Turnin' Me On"; Jim Jones f/ Ron Browz and Juelz Santana, "Pop Champagne"; T.I. f/ Rihanna, "Live Your Life"; Yung L.A. f/ Young Dro and T.I., "Ain't I."

Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom (winner), Rik Cordero, Gil Green, Chris Robinson, Hype Williams.

Video of the Year: Beyonce Knowles, "If I Were a Boy"; Beyonce Knowles, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (winner); Jamie Foxx f/ T Pain, "Blame It"; T.I. f/ Rihanna, "Live Your Life"; Kanye West, "Heartless."

Best Actress: Angela Basset, Rosario Dawson, Taraji P. Henson (winner), Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles.

Best Actor: Common, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith (winner), Jamal Woolard.

Best Female Athlete: Tamika Catchings, Lisa Leslie, Candace Parker, Serena Williams (winner), Venus Williams.

Best Male Athlete: Kobe Bryant, Reggie Bush, LeBron James (winner), Dwayne Wade, Tiger Woods.

Viewer's Choice: Beyonce Knowles, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"; Keri Hilson, "Turnin Me On" (f/ Lil Wayne); Lil Wayne, "A Milli"; Soulja Boy Tell'em, "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" (f/ Sammie); T.I., "Live Your Life" (f/ Rihanna) (winner); T-Pain, "Can't Believe It" (f/ Lil Wayne); Kanye West, "Love Lockdown."

BET J Award (Centric): Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq, Seal, Solange, Jazmine Sullivan (winner).

Humanitarians of the Year: Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean.

Lifetime Achievement Award: O'Jays.

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