Despite not having a live audience this year due to Coronavirus concerns, the 2020 BET Awards show was packed full of lively performances, heartfelt tributes and empowering messages as police reform efforts and activists continue to fight nationwide for the protection of Black Lives.

Hosted by Amanda Seales, the 20th annual award ceremony saw performances by Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, “Rhythm & Flow” winner D Smoke, Nas, Roddy Ricch, Public Enemy, Summer Walker and more. Elsewhere during the event, Lil Wayne performed his 2009 single “Kobe Bryant” as a tribute to the late NBA Legend. Beyoncé was also honored with the Humanitarian Award, which was presented by former first lady Michelle Obama.

Check out REVOLT’s coverage of the must-see highlights from the 2020 BET Awards show here and see the full list of winners below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist



Jhene Aiko


Lizzo — WINNER

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak

Chris Brown — WINNER



The Weeknd


Best Group

Chloe x Halle

City Girls




Migos — WINNER

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown ft. Drake — “No Guidance” — WINNER

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend — “Higher”

Future ft. Drake — “Life Is Good”

H.E.R. ft. YG — “Slide”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign — “Hot Girl Summer”

Wale ft. Jeremih — “On Chill”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist




Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER

Nicki Minaj


Video of the Year

Chris Brown ft. Drake — ”No Guidance”

DaBaby — ”Bop”

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend — ”Higher” — WINNER

Doja Cat — ”Say So”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign — ”Hot Girl Summer”

Roddy Ricch — ”The Box”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Director X

Eif Rivera

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor — WINNER

Best New Artist


Lil Nas X

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch — WINNER

Summer Walker

YBN Cordae

Viewer’s Choice Award

Chris Brown ft. Drake — ”No Guidance”

DaBaby — ”Bop”

Future ft. Drake — ”Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj — ”Hot Girl Summer” — WINNER

Roddy Ricch — ”The Box”

The Weeknd — ”Heartless”

Best International Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER

Innoss’B (DRC)

Sho Madjozi (S. Africa)

Dave (U.K.)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ninho (France)

S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Rema (Nigeria)

SHA SHA (Zimbabwe) — WINNER

Celeste (U.K.)

Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)

Hatik (France)

Stacy (France)

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational

Fred Hammond — ”Alright”

John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez — ”I Made It Out”

Kanye West — ”Follow God”

Kirk Franklin — “Just for Me” — WINNER

PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary — ”All In His Pain”

The Clark Sisters — ”Victory”

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Cynthia Erivo

Issa Rae — WINNER

Regina King

Tracee Ellis Ross


Best Actor

Billy Porter

Eddie Murphy

Forest Whitaker

Jamie Foxx

Michael B. Jordan — WINNER

Omari Hardwick

Young Stars Award

Alex Hibbert

Asante Blackk

Jahi Di’Allo Winston

Marsai Martin — WINNER

Miles Brown

Storm Reid

Best Movie

Bad Boys for Life

Dolemite Is My Name


Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Just Mercy

Queen & Slim — WINNER

Sportswoman of the Year

Ajeé Wilson

Claressa Shields

Coco Gauff

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles — WINNER

Sportsman of the Year

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James — WINNER

Odell Beckham Jr.

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry


Alicia Keys — ”Underdog”

Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & SAINt JHN — ”Brown Skin Girl”— WINNER

Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La — ”Melanin”

Layton Greene — ”I Choose”

Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott — ”Tempo”

Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan — ”Afeni”

Album of the Year

Cuz I Love You — Lizzo

Fever — Megan Thee Stallion

Homecoming: The Live Album — Beyoncé

I Used to Know Her — H.E.R.

Kirk — DaBaby

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial — Roddy Ricch — WINNER