BET Awards 2014 winners list; Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong'o and '12 Years A Slave' receive honors

By Elizabeth Learned,

Hosted by Chris Rock, who referred to the show as the “Black World Cup,” the BET Awards celebrated many of the talented African American artists we see and hear on television and radio. There were many winners and honorable mentions at the 2014 BET Awards that reminded us of their achievements.

In addition to these achievements, the program also paid tribute to those lost, such as Bobby Womack.

The awards ceremony also honored many other artists, including artist Lionel Richie, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the Humanitarian Award, the BET Awards put a spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Bill, before introducing Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Medger Evers.

The “In Memoriam” segment was introduced by Phylicia Rashad and featured civil rights activist Ruby Dee and renowned author Maya Angelou.

Some of the evening’s winners included Pharrell Williams for Best Video of the Year for “Happy” while the Best Actress award went to the beautiful and talented Lupita Nyong’o. 12 Years A Slave took home the award for Best Picture.

Many artists took home one award while others, such as August Alsina and Beyonce, took home multiple awards. Nicki Minaj won her fifth consecutive award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist.

The following is a complete list of winners from the 2014 BET Awards:

Best Female R&B/Pop Arist

Winner: Beyonce
Nominees: Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K.Michelle, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Winner: Pharrell Williams
Nominees August Alsina, Chris Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake

Best Group

Winner: Young Money
Nominees: A$AP Mob, Daft Punk, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, TGT

Best Collaboration

Winner: Beyonce ft. Jay Z- Drunk In Love
Nominees: August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$- “I Luv This,” Drake ft. Majid Jordan- “Hold On (We’re Going Home),” Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake- “Holy Grail,” Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell Williams- “Blurred Lines,” YG ft. Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan- “My Hitta.”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Winner: Drake
Nominees: Future, J.Cole, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Winner: Nicki Minaj
Nominees: Iggy Azalea, Eve, Angel Haze, Charli Baltimore

Video of the Year

Winner: Pharrell Williams- “Happy”
Nominees: Beyonce ft. Jay Z- “Drunk In Love,” Chris Brown- “Fine China,” Drake- “Worst Behavior,” Beyonce- “Partition”

Video Director of the Year

Winner: Hype Williams
Nominees: Benny Boom, Chris Brown, Collin Tilley, Director X

Best New Artist

Winner: August Alsina
Winner: Ariana Grande, Mack Wilds, Rich Homie Quan, Schoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist

Winner: Tamela Mann
Nominees: Erica Campbell, Tye Tribbett, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin

Best Actress:

Winner: Lupita Nyong’o
Nominees: Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Nominees: Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Michael B. Jordan

Youngstars Award

Winner: Keke Palmer
Nominees: Gabrielle Douglas, Jacob Latimore, Jaden Smith, Zendaya

Best Movie

Winner: 12 Years A Slave
Nominees: The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Lee Daniel’s: The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Winner: Serena Williams
Nominees: Brittney Griner, Lolo Jones, Skylar Diggins, Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Winner: Kevin Durant
Nominees: Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Lebron James

Centric Award

Winner: Jhene Aiko- “The Worst.”
Nominees: Aloe Blacc- “The Man,” Jennifer Hudson ft. T.I.- “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” Liv Warfield- “Why Do You Lie?” Wale ft. Sam Dew- “Lovehate Thing.”

Best International Act: Africa

Winner: Davido (Nigeria)
Nominees: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Sarkodie (Ghana), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Toofan (Togo).

Best International Act: UK

Winner: Krept & Konan
Nominees: Dizzee Rascal, Ghetts, Laura Mvula, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award

Winner: August Alsina- “I Luv It” ft. Trinidad James
Nominees: Jhene Aiko- “The Worst,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z- “Drunk In Love,” Drake- “Worst Behavior,” Pharrell Williams- “Happy.”

Photo Credit: INFphoto.com



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