With another year's edition having come and gone, the 2011 BET Awards were held in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday night (June 26).
Taking place at the Shrine Auditorium, the big winner of the night was Chris Brown - who garnered three trophies out of his pack-leading six nominations.
Making for quite the awkward situation, there was a mix-up during the announcement of the Viewer's Choice winner - as Tiffany Greene first named Brown as the winner before then saying Drake and Rihanna were the victors. With Drake accepting the trophy, it was later confirmed that Brown was, indeed, the winner of the fan voted accolade.
Hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, the annual BET event also featured performances by top acts such as Beyonce Knowles, Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige, among many others.
Including special tributes to Steve Harvey as the Humanitarian Award Honoree and Patti LaBelle as the Life Achievement Award winner, other BET winners included Nicki Minaj as Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Kanye West as Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Wiz Khalifa as Best New Artist.
The complete list of 2011 BET Awards winners is as follows:
Viewer’s Choice WINNER: Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Best Female R&B Artist
Keri Hilson WINNER: Jennifer Hudson
Best Male R&B Artist WINNER: Chris Brown
Best Group WINNER: Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Lola Monroe WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Rick Ross WINNER: Kanye West
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, "Airplanes" WINNER: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, "Look At Me Now"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, "All of the Lights"
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, "Deuces"
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, "No Hands"
Rihanna ft. Drake, "What's My Name"
Best New Artist
Willow Smith WINNER: Wiz Khalifa
Diggy Simmons WINNER: Jaden Smith WINNER: Willow Smith
Deitrick Haddon WINNER: Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans
Centric Award WINNER: Marsha Ambrosius
Best International Act (Africa) WINNER: 2Face Idibia (Nigeria) WINNER: D' Banj (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)
Best International Act (UK)
Tinchy Stryder WINNER: Tinie Tempah
Halle Berry WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Don Cheadle WINNER: Idris Elba
Death at a Funeral WINNER: For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too?
Sportswoman of the Year
Maya Moore WINNER: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year
Derrick Rose WINNER: Michael Vick
Chris Brown's Performance
DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne Performance