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2008 BET Award Winners

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2008 BET Award Winners
© Black Entertainment Television.
Updated June 25, 2008
The nominees for the eighth annual BET Awards were announced Thurs., May 15 in New York. The ceremonies were televised live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET/PT on Tues., June 24, 2008. In addition to the regular awards, Al Green received BET's Lifetime Achievement Award and Quincy Jones received the Humanitarian Award. The full list of nominees and winners is included below, with an asterisk (*) beside the winners' names.

Best Female R&B Artist
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole
*Alicia Keys
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
*Chris Brown
Raheem DeVaughn
J. Holiday
Ne-Yo
Trey Songz

BET J Award
*Raheem DeVaughn
Chaka Khan
Ledisi
Jill Scott
Angie Stone

Best Group
Danity Kane
Day 26
Gnarls Barkley
Playaz Circle
*UGK

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
*Missy Elliott
Eve
Kid Sister
Lil Mama
Trina

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Common
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Snoop Dogg
*Kanye West

Best New Artist
Estelle
Flo Rida
Chrisette Michelle
Soulja Boy Tell'em
*The-Dream

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - "Kiss Kiss"
Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim - "Let It Go"
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - "Low"
*Kanye West feat. T-Pain - "Good Life"
DJ Khaled feat. Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil' Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross - "I'm So Hood (The Remix)"

Best Video Director
*Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
Benny Boom
Gil Green
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Video of the Year
Ashanti - "The Way That I Love You"
Erykah Badu - "Honey"
Mary J. Blige - "Just Fine"
Alicia Keys - "Like You’ll Never See Me Again"
*UGK f/Outkast - "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)"
Kanye West f/T-Pain – "Good Life"

Best Gospel Artist
The Clark Sisters
Kirk Franklin
Deitrick Haddon
*Marvin Sapp
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
*Halle Berry
Queen Latifah
Jill Scott
Chandra Wilson

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Terrence Howard
*Denzel Washington

Female Athlete of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Cheryl Ford
*Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Male Athlete of the Year
*Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Chris Paul
Tiger Woods

Viewer's Choice Award
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - "Kiss Kiss"
Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim - "Let It Go"
Alicia Keys - "No One"
*Lil' Wayne feat. Static - "Lollipop"
Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown - "No Air"
Soulja Boy Tell'em - "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)"

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