2016 BET Awards: How To Watch, Who’s Performing — Everything You Need To Know
The 2016 BET Awards will be bringing out some of the biggest stars in music, movies, and more to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 24.
Here’s all the details you need about the BET award show, including when to watch, who’s performing, and who’s presenting.
When is it?
The 2016 BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.
International fans can also get in on the action, as the BET Awards will debut on BET UK on June 28 at 9 p.m. BST, on June 28 at 7 p.m. CAT in Africa and in France on June 29 at 9 p.m. CEST.Who’s hosting?
The 16th annual BET Awards will see last year’s hosts return for a second stint, as the 2016 edition of the award show will be hosted by Black-ish‘s leading actors, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Ross and Anderson spoke out to People about returning to host the big show again after first teaming up to steer the show in 2015, where they teased that there’s a lot of excitement in store at the awards event.
“On Black-ish we’re a really incredible bottle of champagne,” Ross told the site of hosting the show for the second consecutive year earlier this week. “On the BET Awards it’s like you take that bottle of champagne and you shake it up and you pop that cork!”
A number of the biggest stars in the world are currently scheduled to perform at the 2016 BET Awards.
BET announced that Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, CHLOE X HALLE and Bilal, Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E., and The Roots will all be performing at the event.
The awards will also see a very special performance from Stevie Wonder, who will be performing a tribute to the late Prince during the ceremony.Who’s presenting?
The list of huge names isn’t just reserved for the performance slots this year. BET also lined-up a number of big name guests to hand out the awards at the big show.
According to BET, Jamie Foxx, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Spike Lee, Wood Harris, Karrueche Tran, Deon Cole and Yara Shahidi, DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Aja Naomi King, and Nate Parker will all be presenting at the show.
But that’s not all. The network also lined up presenting slots for Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers, Woody McClain, and BET’s F in Fabulous cast (Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza, and Savannah Lynx) who will also be presenting awards to the night’s big winners.
Who will win?
Though fans will have to wait until the award show airs live on BET on June 26 to find out who’s going away a big winner, BET previously announced that both Samuel L. Jackson and Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams will be honored at the event.
Jackson will be awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on the big night, while Jesse Williams is set to take home the Humanitarian Award.
E! Online also revealed who else could be leaving the big awards event a winner on June 26, revealing that Drake is leading the nominations pack with nine nominations, while Beyoncé and Rihanna are following close behind with five nominations each.
Will you be tuning into the 2016 BET Awards on June 26?
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