We recently brought the news to your doorstep of our South Africa Sweetheart, Nomzamo Mbatha, who would be co-hosting the BET Awards, 2017, alongside Leslie Jones- known for her roles in Train Wreck, Ghost busters and her commentary on the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The ceremony celebrates achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Nominees were announced on May 15, 2017.
Now here are some things you probably didn’t know about the BET Awards, going down on the 25th of June, at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, airing live at 5pm PST:
Be sure to see Hollywood A-listers and big shots hit the Red Carpet or get ready to take home an award! Among which are Bruno Mars- which of course will be a performer; Jada Pinkett, Mary J Blige, Big Sean, DJ Khaleed, Chris Brown, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Migos, amongst others.
Nominations are in different categories from:
- Album of the year
- Video of the year
- Coca-Cola Choice Viewers Award
- Best New Artiste
- Best Female R& B/ Pop Artist
- Best Male R & B/ Pop Artist
- Best Female Hip Pop Artist
- Best Male Hip Pop Artist
- Best Duo Group
- BET Centric Award
- Best Collaboration
- Video Director of the year
- Dr Bobby Jones Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award
- Best Actress/ Best Actor
- Young stars Award
- Best Movie
- Best Sportsman/Sportswoman of the year
- Best International Act: Europe
- Best International Act: Africa
Nominees are Queen Beyouncé(who recently delivered cute twins), who leads with about 7 nominations from various categories, Bruno Mars following with 4. Other nominees from different categories include- Denzel Washington, Bryshere Y. Gray, Donald Glover, Mahershala Ali and Omari Hardwick for Best Actor; Viola Davies, Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson goes head to head with Best Actress While Gabrielle Douglas, Serena Williams(pregnant with 1st child), Simone Biles, Skylar Diggins and Venus Williams battle for the sportswoman of the year.
Two other special awards will be handed out, and New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award.
So who will emerge winners in different categories? That’s up to BET Voting Academy.
BET Awards17– A night to remember!