The BET Awards 2009 Winners are:
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Lil' Wayne
(Dwayne Michael Carter Junior AKA Weezy)
Best Male R&B: Ne-Yo
Best Collaboration: Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain - "Blame It" (Click for video)
(Blame it on the A-A-Al-Alcohol!)
Best New Artist: Keri Hilson
(Keri Lynn Hilson, representing "The Clutch")
Best Group: Day 26
(Brian Andrews, Willie Taylor, Michael McCluney, Robert Curry & Qwanell Mosley. This guys came out as Diddy's project at MTV's "Making The Band").
Best Female R&B: Beyonce Knowles
(Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, Destiny's Child)
Best Female Hip-Hop: M.I.A.
(Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, UK/Sri Lanka - No one got Swagger like her!)
Best Gospel: Mary Mary
Best Video of the Year: Beyonce - "If I Were A Boy"
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
Best Actor: Will Smith
(Gettin' Jiggy With It!)
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Male Athlete: LeBron (Raymone) James
Best Female Athlete: Serena (Jameka) Williams
Viewers' Choice: T.I. - "Live Your Life"
(T.I.P has got Rihanna's to watch his back with this choice).
Centric Award: Jazmine Sullivan
The 2009 BET Awards Nominees (28th June is the date for the ceremony and announcement of the BET 2009 awards winners) has been announced at the channel yesterday at the "106th & Park" TV show @ BET.
Jamie Foxx has announced at the show that he will be the host for the 2009 BET awards.
For the Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award the nominees are Kanye West, T.I., Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.
In the Rappers category T.I. & Lil Wayne has gained the most nominations - 4 nominations each! T.I. is nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Video Of The Year, The Viewer’s Choice Award and The Best Collaboration Award.
Lil' Wayne is also nominated for "Best Collabo" for "Turnin' Me On" on his Collaboration with Keri Hilson. Keri is nominated for 4 awards, but for the Female side Beyoncé Knowles is the leader with 5 nominations.