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2011 BET Awards: Idris Elba Wins Best Actor

June 27, 2011 (4:45 am) GMT
The 'Losers' actor is named Best Actor at the Sunday event, while Taraji P. Henson beats Halle Berry and Zoe Saldana to win Best Actress kudo.

2011 BET Awards has been held on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the stars attending the ceremony, came out as the winner of Best Actor. The actor starring as Roque in "" beat other nominees which included , and .

As for the Best Actress award, the kudo went to . The 40-year-old actress successfully took home the award after beating other nominees: , , and .

The Sunday event also witnessed "" winning Best Movie kudo. The -directed film, which tells the story about nine African-American women who suffer personal conflicts, has defeated other contenders, "", "" and "".

The BET Awards were given to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. This year, it hired as the host, while the likes of , , and Green performed on the stage.

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