Alicia, Missy, and Halle win 2008 BET Awards

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
By Abbey Khan
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Last night, Kanye West celebrated his wins for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration with T-Pain for “Good Life” at the 2008 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Halle Berry also won awards, and while Kobe Bryant didn’t win the NBA Championship, he did get the Male Athlete of the Year Award. Since no award show is complete without entertainment, music’s it girls Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Keyshia Cole were just some of the leading artists who performed.

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Full list of winners:
Best Female Rhythm and Blues Artist: Alicia Keys
Best Male Rhythm and Blues Artist: Chris Brown
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Missy Elliott
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
Best New Artist: The-Dream
Best Group: UGK
Best Collaboration: Kanye West featuring T-Pain for “Good Life”
Best Gospel Artist: Marvin Sapp
Video of the Year: UGK featuring Outkast for “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”
Best Video Director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
Viewers’ Choice Award: Lil Wayne featuring Static for “Lollipop”
BET J Award: Raheem DeVaughn
Best Actress: Halle Berry
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Female Athlete of the Year: Candace Parker
Male Athlete of the Year: Kobe Bryant
Humanitarian Award: Quincy Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Green

Those lucky enough to score an invite before the big night relaxed at the Oasis Spa Lounge, the official hospitality suite of the 2008 BET Awards at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday and Monday. Guests received complimentary massages, manicures and pedicures, food and cocktails, Akademiks clothing, Rockport shoes, Cover Girl cosmetics, Dainty Candles, Gotblingonline.com watches and more.

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