chris brown BET Awards: Chris Brown, Rihanna snag matching honorsIn between searing performances from Drake, Jill Scott and Rick Ross — just to name a few — some accolades were actually handed out at the BET Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26).

Chris Brown — who opened the show with a Michael Jackson-tinged performance just a day after the second anniversary of Jackson’s death — walked away with the best Male R&B Artist award. In an interesting twist of fate — Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna — won the Female R&B Artist award.

Brown — who is should be noted wears funny pants (see above) — also picked up an award for his collaboration with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes on “Look at Me Now.”

In what will come as a surprise to no one, Jaden and Willow Smith tied for the Young Stars Award. And, in somewhat more surprising news, erstwhile dog-fighting NFL player Michael Vick picked up the Sportsman of the Year award.

A full list of winners is below:

Female R&B artist: Rihanna

Male R&B artist: Chris Brown

Female hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Male hip-hop artist: Kanye West

Collaboration: Chris Brown, “Look At Me Now,” feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes

New artist: Wiz Khalifa

Group: Diddy Dirty Money

Young Stars award: (tie) Jaden Smith and Willow Smith

Gospel: Mary Mary

Centric award: Marsha Ambrosius

Actress: Taraji P. Henson

Actor: Idris Elba

Movie: “For Colored Girls”

Sportsman of the year: Michael Vick

Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams

International act, UK: Tinie Tempah

International act, Africa: (tie) 2Face Idibia and D’Banj

Video director of the year: Chris Robinson

Viewers’ choice: Chris Brown, “Look At Me Now”

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson