Picture of Bow Wow at the BET Awards 2023 red carpet.Source: FilmMagic / Kayla Oaddams
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BET Awards are one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world that celebrate black entertainers and other minorities in music, film, sports and philanthropy. The nomination lists are always star-studded making the race a tough one and 2023 was not any different. On Monday 26 June 2023, the awards ceremony were held and broadcasted live at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

We have compiled a full list of the BET Awards 2023 winners for you below.

Album of the Year

Winner: Renaissance, Beyoncé

Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla
Breezy, Chris Brown
God Did, DJ Khaled
Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar
SOS, SZA

Best Female R&B/Pop Artists

Winner: SZA

Ari Lennox
Beyoncé
Coco Jones
H.E.R.
Lizzo
Tems

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Winner: Usher

Blxst
Brent Faiyaz
Burna Boy
Chris Brown
Drake
The Weeknd

Best Group

Winner: Drake & 21 Savage

City Girls
Dvsn
FLO
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Quavo & Takeoff
Wanmor

Best Collaboration

Winner: “Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

“Big Energy (Remix),” Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled
“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice
“Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” King Combs feat. Kodak Black
“Creepin’,” Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla
“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B
“Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

WINNER: Latto

Cardi B
Coi Leray
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Winner: Kendrick Lamar

21 Savage
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Lil Baby

Video of the Year

Winner: “Kill Bill,” SZA

“We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
“2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“First Class,” Harlow
“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

Video Director of the Year

WINNER: Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor

A$AP Rocky for AWGE
Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Director X

Best New Artist

WINNER: Coco Jones

Ambré
Doechii
FLO
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Lola Brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“Bless Me,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
“Finished (Live),” Tamela Mann
“I’ve Got Joy,” CeCe Winans
“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore
“New,” Tye Tribbett
“One Moment From Glory,” Yolanda Adams
“The Better Benediction (Pt.2),” PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Viewer’s Choice Award

WINNER: Beyoncé for Break My Soul

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“First Class,” Jack Harlow
“Jimmy Cooks,” Drake feat 21 Savage
“Kill Bill,” SZA
“Last Last,” Burna Boy
“Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj
“Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

Best International Act

WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
Central Cee (UK)
Ella Mai (UK)
Ko (South Africa)
L7nnon (Brazil)
Stormzy (UK)
Tiakola (France)
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Winner: Libianca Fonji (Cameroon)

Asake (Nigeria)
Camidoh (Ghana)
Flo (UK)
Maureen (France)
MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
Raye (UK)
Werenoi (France)

BET Her

WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice
“Her,” Megan Thee Stallion
“Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson
“Players,” Coi Leray
“Special,” Lizzo

Best Movie

Winner: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Creed 3
Emancipation
Nope
The Woman King
Till
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Best Actor

Winner: Damson Idris

Amin Joseph
Brian Tyree Henry
Daniel Kaluuya
Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.
Donald Glover
Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress

Winner: Angela Bassett

Coco Jones
Janelle James
Janelle Monáe
Keke Palmer
Viola Davis
Zendaya

Youngstars Award

Winner: Marsai Martin

Akira Akbar
Alaya High
Demi Singleton
Genesis Denise
Thaddeus J. Mixson   
Young Dylan   

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Alexis Morris
Allyson Felix   
Angel Reese
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka  
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson

Sportsman of the Year Award

Winner: Jalen Hurts

Aaron Judge   
Bubba Wallace
Gervonta Davis
Lebron James
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Busta Rhymes

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