BET Awards 2009 winners

The 2009 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards show at LA's Shrine Auditorium last night, June 28, paid tribute to Michael Jackson, with most of its numbers were dedicated to the King of Pop who died on Thursday, June 25.

Michael Jackson's father Joe was there to witness BET's whole tribute to Jacko, while sister Janet Jackson appeared on the last part of the show to personally thank BET organizers and the fans for the wonderful tribute and the support they gave to his brother.

"To you Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much, thank you so much."

It was Janet's first ever public appearance since Michael's death last Thursday.

Jamie Foxx hosted the event while performers were Beyonce (she sang Ave Maria), Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Jay-Z, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson, Ciara and many more.

Beyonce won for herself her 3rd Best Female R&B Artist award from BET as well as the Video of the Year award for "Single Ladies".

On her acceptance speech, Beyonce dedicated her award to Michael Jackson:

"This is for you, Michael Jackson. I have to thank Michael for being my future and my hero."

Here's the full list of winners and nominees for the 2009 BET Awards:
(winners are highlighted)

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “If I Were a Boy”
Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Kanye West – “Heartless”

Best Male R&B Artist
Jamie Foxx
Ryan Leslie

Best Female R&B Artist

Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Wayne

Rick Ross
Kanye West
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Mama

Best Group
GS Boyz
The Roots
Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist
Keri Hilson

Kid Cudi
Ryan Leslie
Jazmine Sullivan

Viewer’s Choice
Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Soulja Boy Tell’em feat. Sammie – “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”
T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne – “Can’t Believe It”
Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”

Best Collaboration
Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Jim Jones feat. Ron Browz and Juelz Santana – “Pop Champagne”
T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Yung L.A. feat. Young Dro and T.I. – “Ain’t I”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Rik Cordero
Gil Green
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

BET J Centric Award
Musiq Soulchild
Raphael Saadiq
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Gospel Artist
Regina Belle
Shirley Caesar
Mary Mary
Smokie Norfu
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

Angela Bassett
Rosario Dawson
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles

Best Actor
Idris Elba
Samuel L. Jackson
Will Smith
Jamal Woolard

Male Athlete of the Year
Kobe Bryant
Reggie Bush
LeBron James
Dwayne Wade
Tiger Woods

Female Athlete of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Lisa Leslie
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award: O'Jays
Humanitarian Award: Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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