BET Awards 2012
|12th BET Awards|
|Date||July 1, 2012|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California|
|Presented by||Black Entertainment Television|
|Hosted by||Samuel L. Jackson|
The 12th BET Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2012. The awards recognize Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. Actor Samuel L. Jackson hosted the event for the first time. A tribute to Whitney Houston was performed this evening following her death earlier in the year.
The BET-televised event was watched by 7.42 million viewers and achieved a 3.2 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic, marking the highest numbers for the night on basic cable.
"New God Flow" (West)
|"You Brought the Sunshine"|
|Chanté Moore||"Love to Love You Baby"|
(Tribute to Donna Summer)
Beez in the Trap"
|Valerie Simpson||"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"|
|Melanie Fiona||"Wrong Side of a Love Song"|
|D'Angelo||"Untitled (How Does It Feel)"|
|"Bag of Money"|
"So Sophisticated" (Ross)
|Jennah Bell||"Chapter 3: The Hatchet"|
|Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly|
|Maze featuring Frankie Beverly||"We Are One"|
"Before I Let Go"
|Chris Brown||"Don't Wake Me Up"|
"Turn Up the Music"
|Tribute to Whitney Houston|
|"Cashin' Out" (Cash Out)|
"Rack City" (Tyga)
Nominees and winners
Winners are highlighted in boldface
|Video of the Year||Video Director of the Year|
|Best Female R&B Artist||Best Male R&B Artist|
|Best Female Hip-Hop Artist||Best Male Hip-Hop Artist|
|Best Collaboration||Best New Artist|
|Best Group||Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice|
|YoungStars Award||Centric Award|
|Best Actress||Best Actor|
|Best Movie||Best Gospel Artist|
|Subway Sportswoman of the Year||Subway Sportsman of the Year|
|Best International Act: Africa||Best International Act: United Kingdom|
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