It's hard to tell who the 2012 BET Awards winners will be, but Beyonce and Kanye West are the frontrunners for nominations, and almost immediately, Yeezy picked up his first award for the evening. After an energy-packed performance of 'Mercy' and 'Cold,' West and Jay-Z (who surprised him during the acceptance speech, coming out from backstage) took home the 2012 BET Award award for Best Group.

So, who else took home trophies? Check out our list of the 2012 BET Award winners, including Chris Brown and Big Sean as well, and stay tuned as we update the list throughout the show.

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj -- WINNER!
Brianna Perry

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake -- WINNER!
Lil Wayne
J. Cole
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne -- WINNER!

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyonce -- WINNER!
Marsha Ambrosius
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown -- WINNER!
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Collaboration
Beyonce Feat. J Cole, ‘Party’
Big Sean Feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, ‘Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay’
DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross, ‘I’m On One’
Drake, Lil Wayne & Tyga, 'The Motto’
The Throne, ‘Otis’
Wale & Miguel, ‘Lotus Flow Bomb’ -- WINNERS!

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean -- WINNER!
Diggy Simmons
Meek Mill

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce & Allen Ferguson -- WINNERS!
Benny Boom
Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West & Hype Williams

Video of the Year
Beyonce, ‘Love on Top’
Beyonce, ‘Countdown’
The Throne, ‘N----s in Paris’
The Throne, ‘Otis’ -- WINNER!
Usher, ‘Climax’

Centric Award
Common -- WINNER!
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

YoungStars Award
Diggy -- WINNER!
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyonce, ‘Love on Top’
Chris Brown, ‘Turn up the Music’
Drake, Lil Wayne & Tyga, ‘The Motto’
Mindless Behavior, 'Hello' -- WINNER!
Jay-Z & Kanye West, ‘Otis’
Wale & Miguel, ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’