For the film categories, everybody's favourite Cookie, Taraji P.Henson picked up the Best Actress award while Oscar award victor, Ali Mahershala won in the Best Actor category.
Chloe x Halle, who are signed to her management company, gave a speech and accepted the prize on Beyonce's behalf.
"I am a good man, and I will be a better man", he said. Serving up tons of subtle-yet-impressive dance moves, and also making sure the audience was "all the way live", there was no denying that this was the flawless way to start the show. "My first BET Award", he yelled.
In addition to taking home the award for Best New Artist during the 2017 BET Awards, which aired Sunday, the rapper and activist became the youngest person to receive its Humanitarian Award. Clocking in at a whopping four hours, this awards show is one night that won't soon be forgotten.
A special Lifetime Achievement honour was bestowed upon New Edition's Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill, who spoke of faith and weathering "highs and lows" during a career that dates back to the 1980s.
Nicki Minaj has won Best Female Hip Hop Artist every year since 2010.
Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and La La Anthony are all scheduled to present awards.
Marines burned in MCAS Miramar explosion
Marines were critically injured Sunday in what military officials describe as a ground flash fire on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.
"I was gonna say it feels a little early to get something like this", he began.
"I didn't prepare a speech because I really wanted to see what would happen when I got up here and tried to speak from the heart", he explained. You know, besides Kandi Burruss being on "Real Housewives of Atlanta"?
Bey wasn't the only one in her family to win big last night.
Beyonce also won the award of video director of the year for "Sorry" and shared the honour with Kahlil Joseph, reported Deadline.
Solange had a moment of silence for "the lives of our brothers and sisters that we have lost due to brutality and violence", during a presentation to honor activist Tamika Mallory.
With renditions of "Set Me Free" and "Love Yourself" featuring A$AP Rocky from her 2017 LP Strength Of A Woman, Mary shut it down vocally, showing us not only her strength, but her talent as well. I can think of no better legacy to leave, and I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight, and honored to call you my friend.
- Tottenham's first Wembley foe is Chelsea; more Premier League schedule key dates
- Foo Fighters make joyous return to Glastonbury
- South Korea urges North to end weapons development
- Roger Federer to face Alexander Zverev in Halle final
- Scalise's condition upgraded to fair
- Analysts react to Amazon's $13.7B deal for Whole Foods
- Southwest Michigan teens shot, killed in Knoxville, Tenn
- Confederations Cup: Germany, Chile advance to semi-final
- Foo Fighters wow Glastonbury and tease their fans
- Prada sells $185 paper clip, and Twitter can't hold it together