LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Chris Brown was the big winner at Sunday’s 2011 BET Awards ceremony, taking home four awards including the Male R&B Artist and the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Brown also took the award for Best Collaboration, a category where he had two nominations and was competing against ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whom Brown admitted assaulting after a pre-Grammy Award party in Los Angeles in 2009.

The children of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow and Jaden, tied for Young Star honors and “For Colored Girls” won for Best Movie.

Actor-comedian-author Steve Harvey received the Humanitarian Award for his support of youth charities and singer Patti LaBelle recevied the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium and hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, who has appeared in such films as “Little Fockers,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Death at a Funeral.”

Top winner Brown was among the performers, which also included Beyonce, who appeared via satellite from the Glastonbury festival in England.

Here is a complete list of the winners:

Best Female R&B Artist
* Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
* Chris Brown

Best Group
* Diddy-Dirty Money

Best Collaboration
* Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Kanye West

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
* Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
* Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”

Video Director of the Year
* Chris Robinson

Best New Artist
* Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel
* Mary Mary

Best Actress
* Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor
* Idris Elba

YoungStars Award
* Jaden Smith
* Willow Smith

Best Movie
* “For Colored Girls”

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
* Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
* Michael Vick

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Nominees
* Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”

Centric Award
* Marsha Ambrosius

Best International Act: Africa
* 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
* D’Banj (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK
* Tinie Tempah