BET Awards 2015
|15th BET Awards|
|Date||June 28, 2015|
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Black Entertainment Television|
|Hosted by||Anthony Anderson|
Tracee Ellis Ross
The 15th BET Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2015 and was televised on BET. This year marked the ceremony's 15th anniversary and the milestone was celebrated throughout the show, which was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The nominees were announced on May 18, 2015. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead the nominations with six each. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne followed with four each. Beyoncé was the big winner of the night with 3 awards, including Video of the Year for "7/11". Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown both won 2 each. Smokey Robinson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Janet Jackson was honored with the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. Radio host Tom Joyner was also honored, receiving the Humanitarian Award. The show also featured a reunion of the Bad Boy Records roster, which included performances by founder Sean "Diddy" Combs as well as Lil' Kim, Mase, 112, Faith Evans, The Lox, and more.
Nominations and winners
|Video of the Year||Video Director of the Year|
|Best Female R&B/Pop Artist||Best Male R&B/Pop Artist|
|Best Female Hip Hop Artist||Best Male Hip Hop Artist|
|Best Group||Best Collaboration|
|Best New Artist||Best Gospel Artist|
|Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award||Centric Award|
|Best Actress||Best Actor|
|YoungStars Award||Best Movie|
|Sportswoman of the Year||Sportsman of the Year|
|Best International Act: Africa||Best International Act: UK|
|Viewer's Choice Award: Best New International Act||FANdemoniam Award|
- Michael B. Jordan
- Laverne Cox
- Sanaa Lathan
- Michael Ealy. * Kelly Rowland
- Morris Chestnut
- Smokey Robinson, Lifetime Achievement Award
- Tom Joyner, Humanitarian Award
- Janet Jackson, Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award
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