Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson Reign Supreme at the BET Awards

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    LOS ANGELES, June 27  /PRNewswire/ -- The BET AWARDS '07, the annual
    mega-salute to music, film and sports from BET Networks, delivered a
    knock-out night full of performances, surprises and memorable moments live
    from the Shrine Auditorium.

    Mega-star Beyonce and first-time BET Awards nominee Jennifer Hudson each
    walked away with two awards. Beyonce was named Best Female R&B Artist and won
    for Video of the Year for the female-empowering "Irreplaceable," while Hudson
    won Best New Artist and Best Female Actress.  Rapper T.I. repeated his win
    from last year's awards for Best Hip Hop Artist, and Kirk Franklin also came
    through with a repeat win for Best Gospel Artist. Ludacris and Mary J. Blige
    were awarded Best Song Collaboration for "Runaway Love," and Gnarls Barkley
    was named Best Group.

    Actress/comedienne Mo'Nique hosted the "Main Event" for an unprecedented
    LOS ANGELES, June 27  /PRNewswire/ -- The BET AWARDS '07, the annual
    mega-salute to music, film and sports from BET Networks, delivered a
    knock-out night full of performances, surprises and memorable moments live
    from the Shrine Auditorium.

    Mega-star Beyonce and first-time BET Awards nominee Jennifer Hudson each
    walked away with two awards. Beyonce was named Best Female R&B Artist and won
    for Video of the Year for the female-empowering "Irreplaceable," while Hudson
    won Best New Artist and Best Female Actress.  Rapper T.I. repeated his win
    from last year's awards for Best Hip Hop Artist, and Kirk Franklin also came
    through with a repeat win for Best Gospel Artist. Ludacris and Mary J. Blige
    were awarded Best Song Collaboration for "Runaway Love," and Gnarls Barkley
    was named Best Group.

    Actress/comedienne Mo'Nique hosted the "Main Event" for an unprecedented
    third time, with sizzling performances by T.I., 50 Cent, Ciara, Diddy,
    Keyshia Cole, Robin Thicke, Eve, Kelly Rowland and Ne-Yo. The BET Awards also
    honored legendary songstress Diana Ross with the Lifetime Achievement Award,
    and award-winning actor Don Cheadle was presented with the Humanitarian Award
    for his efforts to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur.

    A star-studded list of Hollywood heavyweights also made appearances at the
    show, including: Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, Nelly,
    Alicia Keys, Nick Cannon, Michael Clark Duncan and Tyler Perry.

    BET Networks also paid tribute to the late James Brown and Gerald Levert,
    with performances by Bootsy Collins, Public Enemy (Chuck D, Flavor Flav,
    Prof. Griffin and DJ Lord), Gladys Knight, and Yolanda Adams.

    Encore telecasts of the BET AWARDS '07 are set for: Friday, June 29 from 8 -
    11 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, July 1 from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT; Wednesday, July 4 from 8
    - 11 p.m. ET/PT; Friday, July 6 from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT; Sunday, July 8 from 8
    - 11 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, July 14 from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT.

      The following is a complete list of winners from the BET AWARDS '07:

      Best Female R&B
      Beyonce

      Best Male R&B
      Ne-Yo

      Best Group
      Gnarls Barkley

      Best Gospel Artist
      Kirk Franklin

      Best Hip Hop Artist
      T.I.

      Best New Artist
      Jennifer Hudson

      Best Collaboration (Song Title)
      Ludacris/Mary J. Blige (Runaway Love)

      Video of the Year (Song Title)
      Beyonce (Irreplaceable) - directed by Anthony Mandler

      Best Actor
      Forest Whitaker

      Best Actress
      Jennifer Hudson

      Male Athlete of the Year
      LeBron James (Basketball)

      Female Athlete of the Year
      Serena Williams (Tennis)

      BET J Cool Like That
      Gerald Levert

      Viewers' Choice Award Nominees (Song Title)
      Birdman & Lil Wayne (Stuntin' Like My Daddy)

      ABOUT BET NETWORKS

    BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA)(NYSE: and)(NYSE:
    VIA.B), is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African
    Americans and consumers of Black culture globally.  The primary BET cable
    network reaches more than 84 million households and can be seen in the United
    States, Canada and the Caribbean. BET Digital Networks - BET J, BET Gospel,
    and BET Hip-Hop - are brands that combine to serve a broader and more diverse
    audience than the core network.  BET.com is the number one Internet
    destination for their target audiences.  BET Mobile delivers music, gaming,
    and video content to the target audiences on wireless devices across
    virtually all service providers.  BET Event Productions is a full-scale event
    management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the
    globe.  BET International delivers BET content to the consumers of Black
    culture around the world.  BET Networks inspires its audiences to make a
    difference in their lives and communities with a series of impactful and
    pro-social initiatives under the Touch BET umbrella.

    SOURCE: BET Networks
     
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