Keith Middlebrook attends BET Awards 2011

This year’s BET Awards also honored Patti LaBelle with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Steve Harvey with the Humanitarian Award. 

2011 BET Awards Nominees & * Winners

Best Female R&B Artist
* Rihanna
Jennifer Hudson
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri HilsonBest Male R&B Artist
* Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
UsherBest Group
* Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter Best Female Hip Hop Artist
* Nicki Minaj
Lola Monroe 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross

Best Collaboration
* Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
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
* Wiz Khalifa
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith

YoungStars Award – TIE
* Jaden Smith
* Willow Smith

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons

Best Gospel
* Mary Mary
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
* Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act (Africa) – TIE
* 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
* D’ Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)
* Tinie Tempah
VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder

Best Actress
* Taraji P. Henson
Halle Berry
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
* Idris Elba
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
* For Colored Girls
Death at a Funeral
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
* Serena Williams
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
* Michael Vick
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose

Viewers Choice Award
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now

Lifetime Achievement Award
Patti LaBelle

Humanitarian Award
Steve Harvey

At the BET awards it was fun to sit with P Diddy, Queen Latifah,Will Smith,  Busta Rhymes, Splif Star. Patti Labelle, Nicki Minaj, among others and hear the hilarious comments during the show you normaly don’t hear………………..

More to come on this fun story

Keith Middlebrook

Nominees were announced for the 2011 BET Awards in April, followed by a glittering awards ceremony which aired from LA on the BET cable channel on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET.Hosting the awards this year was funnyman Kevin Hart, introducing a host of star performances by Chris Brown, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and others when the awards ceremony was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium.Leading the nominee pack this year was Chris Brown, who was up for Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Viewer Choice, Video of the Year, and Best Actor for his role in the thriller “Takers.” Up for five awards was Lil Wayne, followed by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Drake with four nods each.

Keith Middlebrook attends the 2011 BET Awards