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The BET Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it was definitely a night to remember.

Tributes poured in for the legends we lost this year, from Prince to Muhammad Ali, and dozens of performances wowed. Perhaps one of the most impassioned speeches of the evening came from Humanitarian Award winner, Jesse Williams.

Check out all the winners below:

Video of the Year — Beyonce, "Formation"

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist — Bryson Tiller

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist — Beyonce

Best Male Hip Hop Artist — Drake

Best Female Hip Hop Artist — Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist — Bryson Tiller

Best Group — Drake and Future

Best Collaboration — Rihanna featuring Drake, "Work"

Best Gospel — Kirk Franklin

Youngstars Award — Amandla Stenberg

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice — Beyonce

Centric Award — Beyonce, "Formation"

Video Director of the Year — Director X

Best Actor — Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress — Taraji P. Henson

Best Movie — "Straight Outta Compton"

Sportswoman of the Year — Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year — Stephen Curry

Humanitarian Award — Jesse Williams

Lifetime Achievement — Samuel L. Jackson

Best International Act, U.K. — Skepta

Best International Act, Africa — Wizkid (Nigeria)

The BET Awards red carpet is underway and it's time to get in formation! Who better to kick off the show than Beyoncé's dancers, who arrived looking completely snatched and leaving jaws on the floor.

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Is anyone more excited to be at the show than the "Panda" rapper?

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Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

The music power couple strike a fierce pose together.

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Gabrielle Union The Being Mary Jane star looks as gorgeous as a summer's day in a one-shoulder dress and long braids.

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Mayte Garcia  Prince's ex-wife looks gorgeous in her floral gown.

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Janelle Monae

The singer, who will pay tribute to Prince during tonight's show, looks as fierce as she ever has in a black-and-white striped pantsuit.


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ngrid 

Major rock star vibes.

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Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle

Bey's protégés opt for fun and daring looks.

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DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck 

The dad-to-be looks fly to death in a brocade jacket, but his best look is definitely his pregnant wife.

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Faune A. Chambers and Fonzworth Bentley

The style icon and his wife, of course, coordinated in fuscia.

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2 Chainz

The rapper went way outside of the box in an applique-covered denim jacket and crown of braids. But isn't he hot in the LA heat with that shearling collar?

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Bryshere Y. Gray 

The Empire star takes a moment to fix himself before the show.

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The Roots 

Bey's dancers aren't the only ones to get in formation. 

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Fat Joe and Lorena Cartagena 

The "All the Way Up" rapper and his wife aren't in a laughing mood.

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Bilal 

The singer sports a traditional kurta and cropped pants.

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Samuel L. Jackson

The iconic actor keeps his shades on while posing for pictures.

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French Montana 

The rapper blends Eastern style with hip hop for his unconventional look.

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Danielle Mone Truitt and Orlando Jones The actors share a moment.

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Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut 

The Best Man co-stars complement each other as well on the carpet as they do on the screen.

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Quvénzhane Wallis 

The Oscar nominee is growing up so fast! She looks beautiful and age-appropriate in a teal dress, and peep the subtle name-plate necklace resting on her collar bone.

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Jimmy Jam and Bella Harris  The legendary producer brought his model daughter as his date.

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Tasha Smith  The actress looks gorgeous in a printed yellow dress and long braids.

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French Montana and A$AP Ferg

The rappers collaborate for a photo op.

Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins The gospel singer and his beautiful wife look great together.

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Keith Powers 

The Straight Outta Compton star shows off his guns and his pecs.

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Eric Benet and Manuela Testolini 

The actor and his beautiful wife are just too much gorgeousness.

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Jermaine Dupri 

The super producer and music mogul rocks a red, beaded bomber.

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Marsai Martin 

The young star of Black-ish exudes #BlackGirlMagic.

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Andra Day and Stephen G. Hill  The singer and BET's president of music programming and specials pose together.

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Fabolous 

The rapper rocks a color blocked Dior shirt with layers of chains.

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Naturi Naughton The Power star is stunning in a black lace halter dress and top knot.

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Anthony Anderson, Janelle Monae and Stephen G. Hill  The Black-ish star and BET Awards co-host take a quick pic before heading on stage.

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Tank and Zena Foster 

The singer and his beautiful lady coordinate in white.

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LeToya Luckett 

The former Destiny's Child member channels old Hollywood glamour in her red gown and finger waves.

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Irv Gotti and Ashley Martelle

The Murder Inc. mogul and his model girlfriend make a stunning pair.

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Fantasia Barrino 

The singer looks amazing in her beige gown with sequins detail.

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Prince's Family

The Purple One's sister Tyka Nelson and several of his loved ones arrive to see BET's tribute.

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Sophie Beem 

The rising singer, who is signed to Beyoncé's Parkwood label, makes a dramatic entrance in pink.
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Neil Portnow

The president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences makes an appearance.

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Jesse Williams 

The actor looks sharp in all black.

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Debra Lee

BET's chairperson and CEO is boss lady in a ball gown!


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Eva Marcille

The model and entrepreneur is all about the business in this mini-dress.

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Kimberly Elise 

The actress wears a beautiful beaded dress.

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Anderson .Paak

The rapper and producer, who's part of this year's XXL Freshman Class, looks sharp in a white suit and his signature nose ring.

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EJ Johnson  #TeamThis!!! The reality star and rising fashion icon absolutely slays in an open-chest blouse and animal print fringed skirt. Who but EJ could pull off this much look?

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Meagan Good 

The actress puts her curves on full display in a jade green gown with slits going every which way.

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict

The actress and lifestyle guru shut it down in a Roberto Cavalli dress that she says is inspired by Prince's over-the-top style.

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Anthony Hamilton

The Grammy-winning singer is anything but subtle in a textured gold vest and fly fedora.

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Mya 

Like whoa! The singer is stunning in a bright yellow ensemble.

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Cookie, EJ and Elisa Johnson

The Johnson family came to work!

Kimberly King and Katlynn Simone The Game actress poses with BET's Senior Manager of Brand Solutions and Integrated Marketing.

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EJ King

The celebrity stylist is responsible for keeping people looking fly.

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June's Diary

Kelly Rowland's newly-minted girl group from Chasing Destiny makes a stunning appearance on the carpet.

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Jeanette Jenkins

The celebrity trainer and the woman responsible for a lot of the fit bodies on the red carpet looks gorgeous in her cream dress and double braids.

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Jasmine Sanders The model known as the "Golden Barbie" lives up to the moniker.

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Kangol Kid and Tajiri Fequiere  The Haitian hip hop star and his beautiful wife are perfectly coordinated.

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Ezekiel Elliott  The NFL player looks fresh in a silk bomber.

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Tish Hyman

The Bronx rapper is werkin' that suit.

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Karrueche Tran 

The model and designer does a quick makeup check on the carpet.

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Marcus Scribner 

The Black-ish star looks sharp in his blue suit.

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Jacob Latimore

The singer and actor is clearly feeling himself in his all-white ensemble.

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Schoolboy Q

The rapper strikes a serious pose.

Millen Magese 

The model shut it down in a neon-yellow gown designed by an African designer.

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Karrueche Tran

The model and designer channels an Egyptian queen in her LBD, updo and standout gold choker.

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DJ Khaled and Ken Jones  Who got the keys?

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Silento The "Watch Me" singer looks ready to nae-nae in front of the whip.

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Orlando Jones The actor rocks peacock colors in his suit like no one can.

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Jackie Long 

The ATL actor strikes a pose for the cameras.

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Diamond Platnumz

The "Number One" singer is the definition of dapper.

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Nandi Mngoma 

The South African singer puts her baby bump on display in this beautiful, structured black-and-white ensemble.

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Danielle Mone Truitt 

The actress looks gorgeous in her lilac gown from Neiman Marcus.

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Colin Tilley 

The music video director, nominated tonight for his work on Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" video, looks excited for the show.

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Yara Shahidi 

The Black-ish star looks beautiful rocking her natural hair in a colorful sequined dress.

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Akon The singer and this year's Global Good Award honoree opts for basic black with a simple silver chain.

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Terrence J 

The 106 & Park alum looks fly in a royal blue tuxedo.

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Rob Hardy and Mitzi Miller 

The producers from Rainforest Films are making things happen in Hollywood.

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Yvette Nicole Brown 

The super svelte-looking actress rocks a full skirt in an African-inspired print. 
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Strut The ladies marched down the carpet with military precision.

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LisaRaye  The Single Ladies star is a vision in a white jumpsuit and purple hair.

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Zulay Henao 

The Meet the Blacks actress makes a dramatic entrance.

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Fantasia Barrino  Fantasia could light up the world with that smile.

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Young Greatness  The "Moolah" rapper flashes a peace sign.

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Tasha Smith and Tisha Campbell-Martin

The BFFs share a moment before the show.

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Rocsi Diaz 

The 106 & Park alum stuns in a beaded jumpsuit.

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Tasha Cobbs 

The gospel singer embraces the night's black-and-white trend.

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Jennia Fredrique  The actress makes sure all eyes are on her with her floral hat.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Maxwell 

But first, let 'em take a selfie.

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Marcus Scribner and Miles Brown 
The Black-ish stars couldn't be cuter.

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Yemi Alade

The Nigerian singer has a major red carpet moment in this gown.

Papoose, Remy Ma, and Fat Joe with Lorena Cartagena The "All the Way Up" rappers pose with their significant others.

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Mara Schiavocampo 

The ABC correspondent is stunning in red.

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Brandon T. Jackson  The Percy Jackson star rocks all white with gold embellishments.

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La'Myia Good and Meagan Good 

These two beauties are having a sister, sister moment.

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Julissa Bermudez and Maxwell  Beautiful couple alert!

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Lela Loren The Power star shows off the cutout in her dress.

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Falz

The Nigerian hip hop sensation is another one on the black and white trend.

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Bresha Webb The Grey's Anatomy star is serving in her LBD.

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Jeff Friday and Nicole Friday 

The American Black Film Festival founders are all about repping Black Hollywood.
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Sibney Scoles 
The E! 

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Luke James, Elijah Kelley, Algee Smith, and Keith Powers

The cast of the New Edition biopic represents.

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Terry Pheto 

The South African actress went all out for this show-stopping look.

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Kevin Ross 

The rising R&B star saved his pop of color for his feet.

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Jidenna and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude  The singer and sports reporter make a colorful, and beautiful pair.

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Aja Naomi King 

The actress is a vision in ice blue.

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DJ Self 

Crisp and white, from tip to toe.

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Christon Gray

The singer-songwriter stands out in red.

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Claudia Jordan

The reality star pairs her sexy white dress with a gunmetal choker and shoes.

Tkay Maidza

The Zimbabwe-born singer and rapper is a burst of color.

Rocsi, Floyd Mayweather and Fat Joe

Team Money has some new recruits.

Richard Brooks and Chrystee Pharris

The Being Mary Jane actor and Passions star are a colorful pair.

Rae Sremmurd

The duo rock two very different looks.

Cory Hardrict

The actor looks sharp in a classic tux and a million dollar smile.

AKA

The South African rapper keeps his shades on in the LA sun.

MC Lyte

The femcee looks as pretty as a flower in a beaded pink shift dress.

Nicci Gilbert

The Brownstone singer is white hot.

Chloe Bailey, Ty Hunter and Halle Bailey

Beyoncé's proteges pose with her famed stylist

Chris Spencer and Vanessa Rodriguez

The Real Husbands of Hollywood creator takes a sweet snap with his beautiful wife.

Ro James

The "Permission" singer goes for a military-inspired look

Young Thug and Jerrika Karlae

The rapper and his fiancée look like a perfectly-matched pair.

Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta

The rappers look like they're all business.

Nakeitha "Premadonna" Felder

The waist-training mogul shows off her own enviable curves.

Stephon Mendoza, Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh and Savannah Lynx

The cast of F in Fabulous looks, well, eff'n fabulous.

LaTina Webb

The singer looks gorgeous in a jumpsuit with a sexy cutout and dramatic sleeves.

Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams

The young stars of the New Edition biopic are everything.

Make-a-Wish

The Make-a-Wish Foundation winners are ready to enjoy the show.

Melissa Brim and Floyd Mayweather

The boxing icon and his lady coordinate in black and gold.

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