Taraji P. Henson returns to host the BET Awards on June 26

Oscar® nominated and Golden Globes® winner actor, screenwriter, director, producer and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host the “BET AWARDS” LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The “BET AWARDS” was the premier cable awards show among all adults 18-49 in 2021. “BET AWARDS” 2022 airs LIVE on BET Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“I am honored to return as host of the BET Awards and to share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; it can even be said to be the ’empire’ of black excellence,” said Taraji P. Henson. “Working with amazing partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a creative’s dream. I look forward to celebrating Black music, entertainment and culture with our viewers on what will be an unforgettable evening. .

“Taraji P. Henson is the personification of Black excellence, and we are thrilled to partner with the phenomenal, multi-talented stage and film actress to host the ultimate celebration of Black culture again this year,” said Connie. Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “For more than two decades, the BET Awards have welcomed black brilliance, talent and creativity, providing unforgettable cultural moments, and we look forward to raising the bar for the 2022 BET Awards.”

Most recently, Henson’s TPH Entertainment entered into an overall deal with BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture launched in September 2021 powered by infrastructure and funding from BET and Paramount to produce original content for an array of internal buyers. , including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, PARI+ and PARI. Additionally, BET Studios places programming on third-party platforms seeking best-in-class content from leading and emerging Black creators.