The BET Awards, which celebrate Black excellence in music, culture and sports, were presented Sunday.
Lizzo kicked off the show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with a shining performance of her latest hit, "About Damn Time."
Several of the presenters, performers and award recipients called for action after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday
There were moments of joy, however, too. Brandy did a surprise performance with Jack Harlow, and Mariah Carey hit some impressive high notes in a surprise performance with Latto.
Sean "Diddy" Combs received a lifetime achievement award. He was celebrated by a host of fellow artists and former collaborators like Mary J. Blige and Kanye West.
Will Smith, who stoked controversy at the Academy Awards by slapping Chris Rock on stage shortly before winning the best actor Oscar, won the BET Award for best actor on Sunday.
A full list of nominees follows below, with the winners announced during the broadcast indicated in bold.