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BET Awards '14: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams Take Top Honors, Complete List Of Winners

Pharrell-bet-awardsBET Awards '14 took place in LA yesterday. Chris Rock dubbed it the "Black World Cup" but instead of soccer we're talking music and movies. However the BET Awards are much more about music than movies. Live performers included Pharrell Williams, Usher, Lil Wayne, T.I., Jenniver Hudson, Jhene Aiko, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Trey Songz and Chris Brown. But to remind us of who's really King and Queen, the night's closing performance by Beyoncé and Jay Z was taped.

BET Awards '14 took place at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday. Here is the complete list of winners:

BET Awards '14 Winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist - Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist - Pharrell Williams

Best Group - Young Money

Best Collaboration - Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love

Best Male Hip Hop Artist - Drake

Best Female Hip Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year - Pharrell Williams – Happy

Video Director of the Year - Hype Williams

Best New Artist - August Alsina

Best Gospel Artist - Tamela Mann

Best Actress - Lupita Nyong’o

Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor

YoungStars Award - KeKe Palmer

Best Movie - 12 Years a Slave

Subway Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year - Kevin Durant

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award - August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This

Centric Award - Jhené Aiko – The Worst

Best International Act: Africa - Davido (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK - Krept & Konan

FANdemonium Award - Beyoncé

[Photo of Pharrell Williams perforing live at BET Awards '14 by Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET.]


Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch) also blogs at DanceLand. Send news about music tech startups and services, DIY music biz and music marketing to: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.