Chris Brown beat out Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher for Best Male R&B Artist at the 2011 BET Awards. Brown also picked up the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award for "Look at Me Now" and Fandamonium Award. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
It was a Smith-fest for the YoungStars Award as Willow Smith and Jaden Smith took home trophies. Also nominated in the category were Keke Palmer, Diggy Simmons and Shenell Edmonds. (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
All hail Nicki Minaj, who beat out Diamond, Cymphonique and Lola Monroe for Best Female Hip Hop Artist. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Congrats to Diddy Dirty Money, who took home the Best Group Award. Condolences to N.E.R.D., Cali Swag District, New Boyz and Travis Porter. (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes for "Look at Me Now" took home the Best Collaboration Award. B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore for "Airplanes," Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall for "Deuces," Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale for "No Hands," Rihanna ft. Drake for "What's My Name" and Kanye West ft. Rihanna for "All of the Lights" were also nominated in the category.
Kanye West took home the trophy for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, beating out B.o.B, Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.
Give it up for Wiz Khalifa, who took home the Best New Artist award. J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Miguel, and Willow Smith were also nominated. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Steve Harvey was received the Humanitarian Award. BET Chairman and Chief Executive Debra Lee called the 54-year-old entertainer "a true gentleman who acts like a comedian but thinks like a citizen of the world." (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Patti LaBelle was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Gladys Knight. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Erica Atkins-Campbell, right, and Tina Atkins-Campbell of Mary Mary took home the Best Gospel Award. Also nominated were Byron Cage, Deitrick Haddon, Karen Clark Sheard and BeBe & CeCe Winans. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Other winners included:
Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson were named Best Actor and Best Actress.
Rhianna won for Best R&B Female.
Marsha Ambrosius took home the Centric Award.
Serena Williams and Michael Vick won the Subway Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards.
For Colored Girls won for Best Movie.
Tinie Tempah won for International Act (U.K.) and 2Face Idibia and D'Banj won for International Act (Africa).
Chris Robinson was honored as Video Director of the Year.