The BET Awards red carpet knows what excellence looks like.

Over the past 19 years, the award show has been grace with some iconic moments from Destiny’s Child. In the finest House of Deréon fashions to Janelle Monáe’s rainbow-coloured fantasy.

The stars went full glam on the carpet this year ahead of the show at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night. Dripping in jaw-dropping looks fit for a runway.

Hosted by “Girl’s Trip” and “Black Monday” star Regina Hall for the first time. This year’s ceremony is set to be one for the ages with Cardi B leading the nominations into the ceremony with seven nods. Including female hip-hop artist and album of the year.

Drake, Travis Scott, J. Cole and Beyoncé could also win big, but only time will tell if the queen herself. The most decorated artist in BET Awards history ― will make the award show a homecoming after skipping the ceremony the past two years.

The most popular group at Sunday night’s BET Awards has never had a record deal.

The men, who as boys were known as the Central Park Five, took the stage to introduce Grammy Award-winning singer H.E.R.

Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam are now known as the Exonerated Five. And they received a standing ovation.

Their story was the basis of the Netflix limited series “When They See Us,” which dramatize their experiences of being wrongly convicted in a 1989 rape case in New York.
The show has to stoke strong feelings about how they were mistreated, subsequent struggles and eventual exoneration.

Korey Wise, Raymond Santana Jr., Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, and Kevin Richardson speak onstage at the 2019 BET Awards

The 19th annual event celebrates the best in African-American culture.
The show kicked off with a performance by the most-nominated artist of the night, Cardi B.

The rapper kept it hot with a lap dance for her husband. Fellow artist and Migos member, Offset, as she and a host of dancers turned it out.

There were several a few buzz-worthy moments during the show.

Check out all of the best looks from the BET red carpet below.

Lizzo

Megan Thee Stallion

Eva Marcille

Karrueche Tran

Lala Anthony

Meagan Good

Ciara

DJ Khaled

Rico Nasty 

Doja Cat

Mike Colter

Saweetie

Meek Mill 

H.E.R.

John Legend

Anderson.Paak

Ella Mai

Lil’ Kim

Fantasia Barrino 

Yara Shahidi

Lil Nas X

Justine Skye

Jidenna

See below for a full list of winners.

Video of the year

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America” *WINNER
Drake, “Nice for What”
The Carters, “Apeshit”

Best female R&B/pop artist

Beyoncé *WINNER
Ella Mai
H.E.R. Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor.

Best male R&B/pop artist

Anderson.Paak
Bruno Mars *WINNER
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B *WINNER
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Best male hip-hop artist

21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle *WINNER
Travis Scott

Best new artist
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby *WINNER
Queen Naija
Best group

Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby and Gunna
Migos *WINNER
The Carters

Best Collaboration

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode” *WINNER
Tyga featuring Offset, “Taste”

Album of the year

Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy” *WINNER
Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”
Meek Mill, “Championships”
The Carters, “Everything Is Love”
Travis Scott, “Astroworld”

Viewers’ choice award

Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip” *WINNER
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”

Dr Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell, “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again” *WINNER
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”

Best actress

Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King *WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best actor

Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan *WINNER
Omari Hardwick

Best movie

“BlacKkKlansman” *WINNER
“Creed 2″
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Hate U Give”

Young stars award

Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin *WINNER
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Sportswoman of the year

Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams *WINNER
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year

Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry *WINNER
Tiger Woods

BET HER award

Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man”
Ciara, “Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place” *WINNER
Janelle Monae, “PYNK”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”

Video director of the year

Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans *WINNER

Best international act

AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria) *WINNER
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best new international act

Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) *WINNER
Teni (Nigeria)

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