“Dreamgirls” Wins Big at the BET Awards

Even though Beyonce may have lost out at this year’s Oscars, she racked up two wins at last night’s BET Awards. Both she and her “Dreamgirls” co-star, Jennifer Hudson, earned themselves multiple wins on stage. B went home with the awards for video of the year, as well as best female R&B artist, and JHud walked away with the awards of best female actress and best new artist. Oscar-winning actor, Forest Whitaker, received kudos for his performance in “The Last King of Scotland” in the form of a win for best male actor.

A rousing rendition of “And I Am Telling You” by both Effie Whites, Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson, marked one of the awards show’s many performances. Additionally, Diana Ross received a lifetime achievement award and emotional tributes were paid to R&B singer, Gerald Levert, as well as James Brown. Most notably, however, was rapper T.I.’s acceptance speech that he made on stage, after receiving his award for Best Hip-Hop Artist. He offered an apology for this weekend’s fisticuffs at a power brunch in Los Angeles.

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Check out a complete list of the winners after the jump…

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – “Irreplaceable”

BEST GROUP
Gnarls Barkley

BEST ACTOR
Forest Whitaker

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Hudson

BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST
T.I.

BEST COLLABORATION
Ludacris f/ Mary J. Blige – “Runaway Love”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Jennifer Hudson

BEST MALE ATHLETE
LeBron James

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Serena Williams

BETJ COOL LIKE THAT
Gerald Levert

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
Kirk Franklin

BEST MALE R&B ARTIST
Ne-Yo

BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Beyonce

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD
Birdman and Lil Wayne “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”