BET Awards 2022: Full List of Winners From Kendrick Lamar to Will Smith

The BET Awards 2022 took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26, celebrating Black talent in music, acting, sports and culture over the past year.

It was a night of entertainment you didn't want to miss, with Lizzo opening the ceremony with a dazzling performance of her latest single, "About Damn Time," featuring a flute solo as well as other impressive performances from Jack Harlow and Chance the Rapper.

The ceremony was hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson for the second year running and some big names joined her on stage to present awards, including Keke Palmer, Idris Elba, Daniel Kaluuya, Big Freedia and Janelle Monae.

Doja Cat led the nominations with six in total, followed closely by Drake and Ari Lennox with four, but unfortunately, they took no trophies home between them.

On the other hand, it was a great night for Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak who took home the prize for Album of the Year for An Evening With Silk Sonic. P. Diddy was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award and to hand it to him was Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), who gave a surprise speech honoring the rapper.

It was also a good night for Jazmine Sullivan and The Weeknd, who won Best Female and Best Male R&B/pop artist, respectively.

Megan Thee Stallion, who missed the ceremony as she was performing at Glastonbury in the U.K., won the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Kendrick Lamar, who just happened to be headlining Glastonbury Festival on the same day, took home the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

Almost three months after his infamous Oscar incident, Will Smith was once again recognized for his performance in King Richard, the biopic about Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams. The movie won Best Movie and Smith was awarded Best Actor.

Zendaya, won the BET Award for Best Actress for her performance as Rue Bennett in Euphoria and MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Newsweek has the full list of winners at the BET Awards 2022 below.

Full List of BET Awards 2022 Winners

Album of the year

  • WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
  • Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
  • Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
  • Certified Lover Boy, Drake
  • Donda, Kanye West
  • Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
  • Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • Chlöe
  • Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Summer Walker
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Jazmine Sullivan accepts the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist award onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The awards celebrate Black talent in music, acting, sports and culture. Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET

Best male R&B/pop artist

  • Blxst
  • Chris Brown
  • Givēon
  • Lucky Daye
  • WINNER: The Weeknd
  • Wizkid
  • Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

  • Cardi B
  • Doja Cat
  • Latto
  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

  • Drake
  • Future
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kanye West
  • WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby
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Kendrick Lamar performs on the Pyramid stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. Kendrick won the BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Joseph Okpako/WireImage

Best group

  • WINNER: Silk Sonic
  • Chlöe X Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby & Lil Durk
  • Migos
  • Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

  • WINNER: "Essence," Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
  • "Every Chance I Get," DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
  • "Family Ties," Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
  • "Kiss Me More," Doja Cat Feat. SZA
  • "Way 2 Sexy," Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
  • "Whole Lotta Money" (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

  • Baby Keem
  • Benny the Butcher
  • WINNER: Latto
  • Muni Long
  • Tems
  • Yung Bleu

Video of the year

  • WINNER: "Family Ties," Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
  • "Have Mercy," Chlöe
  • "Kiss Me More," Doja Cat Feat. SZA
  • "Pressure," Ari Lennox
  • "Smokin Out the Window," Silk Sonic
  • "Way 2 Sexy," Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

  • WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
  • Benny Boom
  • Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
  • Director X
  • Hype Williams
  • Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

  • "All in Your Hands," Marvin Sapp
  • "Come to Life," Kanye West
  • "Grace," Kelly Price
  • "Hallelujah," Fred Hammond
  • "Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)," H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
  • "Jireh," Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
  • WINNER: "We Win," Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin


  • "Best of Me (Originals)," Alicia Keys
  • WINNER: "Good Morning Gorgeous," Mary J. Blige
  • "Have Mercy," Chlöe
  • "Pressure," Ari Lennox
  • "Roster," Jazmine Sullivan
  • "Unloyal," Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
  • "Woman," Doja Cat

Best international act

  • Dave (U.K.)
  • Dinos (France)
  • Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
  • Little Simz (U.K.)
  • Ludmilla (Brazil)
  • Major League DJz (South Africa)
  • Tayc (France)
  • WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

  • Candyman
  • WINNER: King Richard
  • Respect
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Summer of Soul
  • The Harder They Fall

Best actor

  • Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
  • Damson Idris, Snowfall
  • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
  • Jabari Banks, Bel Air
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

  • Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
  • Coco Jones, Bel Air
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Jennifer Hudson, Respect
  • Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
  • Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
  • Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
  • Regina King, The Harder They Fall
  • WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

  • Akira Akbar
  • Demi Singleton
  • WINNER: Marsai Martin
  • Miles Brown
  • Saniyya Sidney
  • Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

  • Brittney Griner
  • Candace Parker
  • WINNER: Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Sha'carri Richardson
  • Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

  • Aaron Donald
  • Bubba Wallace
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Ja Morant
  • LeBron James
  • WINNER: Stephen Curry
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Will Smith accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘King Richard’ onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Smith won the award for Best Actor at the BET Awards. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images