2016 BET Awards: The winners

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/24/2016, 12:51 p.m.
The 2016 "BET Awards," is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26 in Los Angeles. ...
BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards, took place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday. This year’s broadcast marked the awards show's 16th year.

The highlight of the awards show was the highly anticipated tribute to late superstar Prince. Taking the stage this year are are Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, Beyoncé’s rising music duo CHLOE X HALLE and Bilal, along with previously announced performers Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots.

Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a surprise performance.

This year's show was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Here are this year's winners:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRYSON TILLER

Best Group

DRAKE & FUTURE

Best Collaboration

FUTURE FT. DRAKE - WHERE YA AT

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DRAKE

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

NICKI MINAJ

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION

Video Director of the Year

DIRECTOR X

Best New Artist

BRYSON TILLER

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

KIRK FRANKLIN

Best Actress

TARAJI P. HENSON

Best Actor

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

YoungStars Award

AMANDLA STENBERG

Best Movie

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Sportswoman of the Year

SERENA WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the Year

STEPHEN CURRY

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

Centric Award

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

Best International Act Africa

WIZKID

Best International Act UK

SKEPTA

BET Lifetime Achievement Award

Samuel L. Jackson

BET Humanitarian Award

Jesse Williams

Global Good Award

Akon