Bet Awards 2022: List of Nominees and Winners

Tems, first African BET Award winner

BET Awards is an award ceremony organized by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate black excellence in film, sports, music, and philanthropy. The award is organized annually and broadcast live on BET.  With this being established, let us zoom into the various nominee categories and their winners at the 2022 BET Awards.

Album of the year
WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic

Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan

Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist
WINNER: The Weeknd

Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Nicki Minaj

Best male hip-hop artist
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar

Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Lil Baby

Best group
WINNER: Silk Sonic

Chlöe X Hall
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration
WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Video of the year
WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year
WINNER: Anderson.Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak

Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Best gospel/inspirational award
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music

WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)

Best movie
WINNER: King Richard

Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect & Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Best actress
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria & Spider-Man: No Way Home

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall

Young-Stars award
WINNER: Marsai Martin

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award
WINNER: Naomi Osaka

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award
WINNER: Stephen Curry

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James


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