chris brown bet awards 2012 gi BET Awards 2012: Chris Brown and Kanye West take home awardsSunday (July 1) night’s nearly four-hour BET Awards saw an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston, D’Angelo’s return to the stage, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West donning matching whites, big wins for Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Jay-Z, and a whole lot of bleeps.  

Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy and Chaka Khan were among the artists that honored Houston, while the singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Presenters for the evening included Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, wearing a T-shirt with a photo of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman.

Check out the full list of the winners below:

Best group: Kanye West and Jay-Z
Best actor: Kevin Hart
Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the year: Kevin Durant
Best new artist: Big Sean
Best male R&B artist: Chris Brown
Best collaboration: Wale featuring Miguel “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Best gospel: Yolanda Adams
Best female R&B artist: Beyonc�
Best female hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Video of the Year: Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Otis”
Lifetime Achievement: Frankie Beverly featuring Maze
Humanitarian Award: Rev. Al Sharpton
Viewer’s Choice Award: Mindless Behavior
Video Director of the Year: Beyonc� and Alan Ferguson
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Centric award: Common  

Posted by:Jennifer Harper