BET Awards 2022: The Complete Winners List

Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and Drake lead the nominees heading into the ceremony, which was hosted by Taraji P. Henson.
Host Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater.
Host Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater.
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Black excellence took center stage at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday night to celebrate achievements across music, television, film, and sports.

Taraji P. Henson once again hosted the show at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, where artists, including Chloe Bailey, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai and Lizzo, who kicked off the festivities with a disco-fied opening number, performed.

Doja Cat lead the nominations heading into the ceremony with six nods, while Ari Lennox and Drake tied as the second most-nominated artists with each picking up four.

But the trio failed to take home any wins at the ceremony with Silk Sonic and Jazmine Sullivan, who delivered an impassioned plea about abortion rights onstage, emerging victorious in major categories, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

The night’s highest honor, however, went to Sean “Diddy” Combs, who received the lifetime achievement award at the show, following last year’s winner Queen Latifah.

Combs took the stage for a star-studded retrospective at the ceremony, which featured past collaborators, including Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Nas, Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Bryson Tiller, Faith Evans and The Maverick City Choir.

The music mogul was coronated with a special introduction by Babyface and Kanye “Ye” West, who stunned the crowd with an appearance following a break from the public eye.

“He broke down so many doors of classism, taste, culture, swag,” the rapper, breathing heavily though a face mask, said onstage. “Puff, if I never told you, I love you. You’re my brother.”

But West wasn’t the only surprise guest with Brandy showcasing her rap skills during Harlow’s performance hit single “First Class” and Mariah Carey blessing us all with a live rendition of “Big Energy” alongside Latto.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan

Ari Lennox


Doja Cat


Mary J. Blige

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: The Weeknd


Chris Brown


Lucky Daye


Yung Bleu

Best Group

WINNER: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)

Chlöe X Halle

City Girls

Lil Baby & Lil Durk


Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

WINNER: Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems - “Essence”

DJ Khaled fest. Lil Baby & Lil Durk - “Every Chance I Get”

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar - “Family Ties

Doja Cat feat. SZA - “Kiss Me More”

Drake feat. Future & Young Thug - “Way 2 Sexy”

Bia feat. Nicki Minaj - “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Doja Cat


Nicki Minaj


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar



J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Kanye West

Lil Baby

Video of the Year

WINNER: Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar - “Family Ties”

Chlöe - “Have Mercy”

Doja Cat feat. SZA - “Kiss Me More”

Ari Lennox - “Pressure”

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) - “Smokin Out The Window”

Drake feat. Future & Young Thug - “Way 2 Sexy”

Video Director of the Year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak, aka Director .Paak

Benny Boom

Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch

Director X

Hype Williams

Missy Elliott

Best New Artist


Baby Keem

Benny the Butcher

Muni Long


Yung Bleu

Album of the Year

WINNER: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) - “An Evening with Silk Sonic”

H.E.R. - “Back of My Mind”

Tyler, the Creator - “Call Me If You Get Lost”

Drake - “Certified Lover Boy”

Kanye West - “Donda”

Jazmine Sullivan - “Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe”

Doja Cat - “Planet Her”

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Marvin Sapp - “All In Your Hands”

Kanye West - “Come to Life”

Kelly Price - “Grace”

Fred Hammond - “Hallelujah”

H.E.R. & Tauren Wells - “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”

Election Worship & Maverick City Music - “Jireh”

WINNER: Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin - “We Win”


Alicia Keys - “Best of Me (Originals)”

WINNER: Mary J. Blige - “Good Morning Gorgeous”

Chlöe - “Have Mercy”

Ari Lennox - “Pressure”

Jazmine Sullivan - “Roster”

Summer Walker & Ari Lennox - “Unloyal”

Doja Cat - “Woman”

Best International Act

Dave (UK)

Dinos (France)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Little Simz (UK)

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Major League DJZ (South Africa)

Tayc (France)

WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best Movie


WINNER: “King Richard”


“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 Fal”

WINNER: Zendaya - “Euphoria” / “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

YoungStars Award

Akira Akbar

Demi Singleton

Miles Brown

Saniyya Sidney

WINNER: Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award

WINNER: Naomi Osaka

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Sha’Carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award

WINNER: Stephen Curry

Aaron Donald

Bubba Wallace

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Ja Morant

LeBron James

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