Nominees, performances and more details – WWD

The BET Awards return on Sunday night, celebrating the year’s greatest achievements in music, film, sports and more.

Billed as “culture’s biggest night,” the 2022 BET Awards will feature a long list of performances from Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Ella Mai and more. Actress Taraji P. Henson will host the show for the second consecutive year.

Here, WWD breaks down everything you need to know about the 2022 BET Awards. Read on to find out more.

When are the 2022 BET Awards?

The 2022 BET Awards will air June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

Who is hosting the 2022 BET Awards?

Actress Taraji P. Henson returns to host the awards show for the second consecutive year.

Who is nominated for the 2022 BET Awards?

For music, Doja Cat leads the pack with six nominations, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Album of the Year for “Planet Her.”

Other nominees for Album of the Year include Silk Sonic for “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, HER for “Back of My Mind”, Tyler, creator of “Call Me If You Get Lost”, Drake for “Certified Lover Boy”, Kanye West for “Donda” and Jazmine Sullivan for “Heaux Tales, Mo’Tales: The Deluxe”.

On the movie side, Best Picture nominations went to “Candyman,” “King Richard,” “Respect,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Summer of Soul” and “The Harder They Fall.” Best Actor nominations include Adrian Holmes for ‘Bel Air’, Anthony Anderson for ‘Black-ish’, Damson Idris for ‘Snowfall’, Denzel Washington for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, Forest Whitaker for ‘Respect’ and ‘Godfather of Harlem,” Jabari Banks for “Bel Air,” and Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us.”

Best Actress nominations went to Aunjanue Ellis for ‘King Richard’, Coco Jones for ‘Bel Air’, Issa Rae for ‘Insecure’, Jennifer Hudson for ‘Respect’, Mary J. Blige for ‘Power Book II: Ghost’. “, Queen Latifah for “The Equalizer”, Quinta Brunson for “Abbot Elementary” and Regina King for “The Harder They Fall”.

See the full list of nominees on BET’s website here.

Who is performing at the 2022 BET Awards?

The awards show will include a long list of performances from Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai, Babyface, Chlöe, Doechii, Giveon, Fireboy DML and many more.

Are there honorary distinctions?

Music and fashion icon Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

How to watch the BET Awards 2022?

The awards show will air on BET on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET. The 2022 BET Awards can also be streamed via Hulu, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV and Locast with free trials and subscriptions.


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