Sean “Diddy” Combs received the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards, a program honoring the finest in Black music, culture, and athletics, on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
It happened in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with Taraji P. Henson serving as the emcee.
Smith received the BET Award for exceptional acting, and Wizkid of Nigeria got the prize for Best Collaboration. The category was won by his winning song, “Essence,” which included Tems and Justin Bieber.
Tems, a female artist from Nigeria, also took home the prize for Best International Act, defeating Dave (UK), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Fireboy DML (Nigeria), Little Simz (UK), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League DJZ (South Africa), and Tayc (France).
Below is the full list of winners
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Jazmine Sullivan
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – The Weekend
Best Group – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
Best Collaboration – Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window”
Video Director of the Year – Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Best New Artist – Latto
Album of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “An Evening with Silk Sonic”
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win”
BET Her – Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”
Best International Act – Tems (Nigeria)
Best Movie – “King Richard”
Best Actor – Will Smith – “King Richard”
Best Actress – Zendaya – “Euphoria” / “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
Youngstars Award – Marsai Martin
Sportswoman of the Year Award – Naomi Osaka