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OTRC: BET Awards 2011: See winners

The 2011 BET Awards ceremony aired live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET and was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

Chris Brown was the big winner of the 2011 BET Awards, earning four honors, including best male R&B artist. He won Viewer's Choice, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for his song "Look At Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

The three artists performed together as part of a medley of Brown's songs. When he won the Viewers' Choice award, there was some confusion as Rihanna's name was called as well.

Canadian rapper Drake, who collaborated with the female singer on the track in question - "What's My Name," accepted the award on her behalf but Brown was eventually revealed as the real winner later in the show.

"That BET Awards Viewer's Choice mix-up was due to human error," BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill Tweeted. "And I was the human that made that error. I apologize to ALL affected."

The mix-up was especially awkward because of the history between Brown and Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty in 2009 to felony assault for attacking the singer, who he was dating at the time. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Brown completed a court-mandated domestic violence course in December 2010.

Rihanna won Best Female R&B Artist, Kanye West won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. Justin Bieber, who collaborated with Chris Brown on a recent song and "doomsday" music video, accepted West's award on his behalf.

Alicia Keys unveiled her brand new song, "Typewriter," and performed two hits, including "Fallen" and "A Woman's Worth," for which she was joined by Bruno Mars and Rick Ross.

Patti LaBelle, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, performed a couple of classics, including "Lady Marmalade."

Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg performed as part of a memorial segment that recognized artists, including Nate Dogg, Teena Marie, Clarence Clemons, Gil Scott Heron and M-Bone.

DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Drake and Jill Scott also were among the performers.

Beyonce wrapped up the night with a performance from the Glastonbury Music Festival in England.

The show is produced by BET Networks, touted as "the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience."

Check out the winners at the 2011 BET Awards.

Best Female R&B Artist
Winner: Rihanna

Nominees:
Marsha Ambros ius
Beyonce
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Winner: Chris Brown

Nominees:
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Winner: Kanye West

Nominees:
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Winner: Nicki Minaj

Nominees:
Diamond
Nicki Minaj
Cymphonique
LoLa Monroe

Best Group
Winner: Diddy-Dirty Money

Nominees:
Diddy-Dirty Money
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter
Cali Swag District

Best Collaboration
Winner: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"

Nominees:
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams - "Airplanes"
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"
Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Kevin McCal - "Deuces"
Rihanna feat. Drake - "What's My Name?"
Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale - "No Hands"
Kanye West feat. Rihanna - "All of the Lights"

Video of the Year
Winner: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"

Nominees:
Marsha Ambrosius - "Far Away"
B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore - "Airplanes"
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"
Keri Hilson - "Pretty Girl Rock"
Willow Smith - "Whip My Hair"
Kanye West feat. Pusha T - "Runaway"

Video Director of the Year
Winner: Chris Robinson

Nominees:
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Winner: Wiz Khalifa

Nominees:
J. Cole
Willow Smith
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel
Winner: Mary Mary

Nominees:
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress
Winner: Taraji P. Henson

Nominees:
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Winner: Idris Elba

Nominees:
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award
Winner: Tie between siblings Willow Smith and Jaden Smith

Nominees:
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie
Winner: "For Colored Girls"

Nominees:
"For Colored Girls"
"Death at a Funeral"
"Takers"
"The Book of Eli"
"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"

Sportswoman of the Year
Winner: Serena Williams

Nominees:
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore

Sportsman of the Year
Winner: Michael Vick

Nominees:
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Viewer's Choice Award
Winner: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"

Nominees:
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz - "6 Foot 7 Foot"
Mindless Behavior - "My Girl"
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake - "Moment 4 Life"
Rihanna feat. Drake - "What's My Name"
Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj - "Bottoms Up"

Centric Award
Winner: Marsha Ambrosius

Nominees:
Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act (UK)
Winner: Tinie Tempah

Nominees:
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act (Africa)
Winner: Tie between 2Face Idibia (Nigeria) and D'Banj (Nigeria)

Nominees:
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D'Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)

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