The show, which took place in Los Angeles Sunday night, belonged to artists considered icons of the black community, including singer Mary J Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussle, a respected and valued community activist in south Los Angeles, shot and killed the 31 March, posthumously won the Humanitarian Award Sunday night.
Mary J. Blige, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, for her entire career, went through her hits during a long performance starring Lil Kim and Method Man.
The audience also applauded media mogul Tyler Perry, winner of the Ultimate Icon Award, presented by Taraji P. Henson.
"When I built my studio, I built it in one of Atlanta's darkest neighborhoods so that young black kids could see a black man did it and they can also, "said Perry.
The complete list of winners of the 19e BET Awards:
- Video of the Year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America"
- Best female artist R & B / Pop: Beyoncé
- Best male artist R & B / Pop: Bruno Mars
- Best female hip-hop artist: Cardi B
- Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Nipsey Hussle
- Best New Artist: Lil Baby
- Best band: Migos
- Best collaboration: Travis Scott with Drake, "Sicko Mode"
- Album of the Year: Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy"
- Price of choice of viewers: Ella Mai, "Trip"
- Lifetime Award of Excellence: Mary J. Blige
- Humanitarian Award: Nipsey Hussle
- Ultimate icon award: Tyler Perry
- Best Gospel Artist Award: Snoop Dogg with Rance Allen, "Blessing Me Again"
- Best Actress: Regina King
- Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan
- Best movie: "Blackkklansman"
- Young Star Award: Marsai Martin
- Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
- Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry
- BET "HER" award: HER, "Hard Place"
- Video Director of the Year: Karena Evans
- Best International Act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
- Best New International Act: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Some pictures of the ceremony