Beyonce came, saw and conquered the 12th annual BET Awards.
She “only” one won award, but by flashing that big smile every time cameras cut to her (approximately every 10 seconds), she was the star of the evening.
Her man, Jay-Z, took home a pair of awards (Best Group and Best Video), so it was a successful night for the parents of Blue Ivy Carter all around.
With Samuel L. Jackson handling hosting, and stars such as Bey, Jay, Chris Brown Kanye West and Nicki Minaj on hand, there was mega-star wattage.
Minaj’s performance and the lack of censorship are sure to cause some people headaches today, while lighter and heavier moments were abundant.
Jokes were made about Lauryn Hill’s tax problems and Kanye’s cutting off Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs. His GF Kim Kardashian was present as well.
Finally, a moving Whitney Houston tribute by Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy and the late star’s mom Cissy Houston left nary a dry eye in the venue.
Follow the jump for the full list of winners at the BET Awards:
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Group: The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Best Collaboration: Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Video of the Year: The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson, “Party”
Best New Artist: Big Sean
Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams
Best Actor: Kevin Hart
Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Mindless Behavior, “Hello”
Centric Award: Common