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BET AWARDS is based in United States and was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting ,sports, and other field of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on BET. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards are presented in televised ceremony.
There is an voting academy made up of about five hundred (500) people from the Music Industry, Media and bloggers.
BET sends out ballots electrically and voters nominate in all the different categories who think they should be award nominees. These are collated by a group called "Yangaroo" that works on other awards shows as well, and they narrow it to the tip five nominees, and send that list back out to the academy to vote on the winner.
The first award they presented was on 19th of June, 2001; that's 17 years ago.
The inaugural ceremony in 2001 was held at the Paris Las Vegas resort on the Las Vegas Strip. From 2002 to 2005, the Kodak Theater in Hollywood hosted the awards. From 2006 to 2012, the ceremonies were held at the shrine auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony was moved to the Microsoft Theater at L.A. live in 2013.
Their current awards includes;
MUSIC;

  • Album of the year (2017 till present) 
  • Video of the year (2001 till present )
  • Coca Cola Viewer's Choice Award (2001 till present)
  • Best collaboration ( 2013 till present) 
  • Best female Hip Hop artist (2001-2006, 2008 Tipp present) 
  • Best Male hiHip Hoartist (2001 till present) 
  • Best group ( 2001 till present )
  • Best New artist (2001 till present) 
  • Best Male R&B artist ( 2001 till present) 
  • Best Female R&B artist ( 2001 till present) 
  • Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award ( 2001 till present) 

MOVIE; 

  • Best Movie (2010 till present) 
  • Best Actress (2001 till present )
  • Best Actor (2001 till present) 

ATHLETE;

  • sportswomanship of the year ( 2001 tillI present) 
  • Sportsmanship of the year (2001 till present )

MISCELLANEOUS; 

  • video Director of the year ( 2008 till present) 
  • Best International Act (2010 till present) 
  • YoungStars Award (2010  till present) 
  • Her award (2018)

DEFUNCT AWARDS; 

  • Best Gospel Artist (2001 to 2016)
  • Best actor and actress of the year (2001 til present) 
  • J Cool Like That Award (2006 to 2007)
  • J award (2008 to 2009)
  • Centric award (2010 to 2017)
  • Best international act: Africa (2011 to 2017)
  • Best international act: UK ( 2011 to 2016)
  • FANdemonium award (2010 to 2016)
  • International Viewer's choice award (2015 to 2017)
  • Best international act: Europe (2017)

SPECIAL AWARDS; 
The BET lifetime Achievement Humanitarian and Ultimate Icon Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in Argentina press conference. At the awards ceremony and mini-documentary is shown covering the honorees' life. The awards are given out separately. The Ultimate Icon Award was created in 2015 and presented in the ceremony.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS; 

  • Whitney Houston: 2001
  • Earth Wind and Fire: 2002
  • James Brown: 2003
  • The Isley Brothers: 2004
  • Gladys Knight: 2005
  • Chaka Khan: 2006
  • Diana Ross: 2007
  • Al Green: 2008
  • The O'Jays: 2009
  • Prince: 2010
  • Patti LaBelle: 2011
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: 2012
  • Charlie Wilson: 2013
  • Lionel Richie: 2014
  • Smokey Robinson: 2015
  • Samuel L Jackson: 2016
  • New Edition: 2017
  • Anita Baker: 2018

BET HUMANITARIAN AWARD; 

(was created in 2002 at the second annual BET awards )

  • Muhammad Ali: 2002
  • Earvin "Magic" Joshson: 2003
  • Danny Glover: 2004
  • Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington: 2005
  • Harry Belafonte: 2006
  • Don Cheadle: 2007
  • Quincy Jones: 2008
  • Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean: 2009
  • John Legend: 2010
  • Steve Harvey: 2011
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: 2012
  • Dwayne Wade: 2013
  • Myrlie Evers-Williams: 2014
  • Tom Joyner: 2015
  • Jesse Williams: 2016
  • Chance the rapper: 2017
  • Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King, Anthony Borges and James Shaw Jr. :2018

ULTIMATE ICON AWARD;
 (was created in 2015 and 2018, at the 15th and 18th annual BET Award)

  • Janet Jackson: 2015
  • Debra L. Lee: 2018

MOST NOMINATED AND WINNING ARTISTES; 

(MALE AND FEMALE 2018);

  • Beyonce, won 28 awards 
  • Chris Brown, won 15 awards
  • Drake, 12 awards
  • Serena Williams, 12 awards
  • Nicki Minaj, 11 awards
  • Kanye West, 10 awards 

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