The BET Awards, which celebrate Black excellence in music, culture and sports, were presented Sunday. 

Lizzo kicked off the show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with a shining performance of her latest hit, "About Damn Time." 

Sean "Diddy" Combs received a lifetime achievement award. He was celebrated by a host of fellow artists and former collaborators like Mary J. Blige and Kanye West. 

Will Smith, who stoked controversy at the Academy Awards by slapping Chris Rock on stage shortly before winning the best actor Oscar, won the BET Award for best actor on Sunday. 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER;- Jazmine Sullivan 

Best male R&B/Pop Artist

The Weeknd *WINNER

Best Group

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) *WINNER

Best Collaboration

Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems - "Essence" *WINNER

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion *WINNER

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

Video of the Year

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) - "Smokin Out The Window" *WINNER

Video Director of the Year

Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak *WINNER

Best New Artist


Best Movie

"King Richard" *WINNER

Best Actor

Will Smith - "King Richard" *WINNER