Live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 2016 BET Awards will be televised on BET Sunday night at 8pm ET/PT. If you don’t want to miss all the excitement and star-studded tributes, here is how you can watch a live stream of the ceremony online.
The official BET Awards live steam will begin at 5:30pm ET on Sunday, June 26. The entirety of this year’s red carpet will be live streamed online right here, while BET will also have a camera backstage to give viewers inside access to the show. You can check out the backstage live stream, which will go live at 8:00pm ET, by clicking here. The network’s video page will be updated live throughout the show with exclusive show highlights, interviews, performances and speeches.
Hosted by “Black-ish” co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who are returning to emcee after taking the reigns last year, the 2016 BET Awards will honor the best in music, television and movies from the past year. Drake leads the show’s nominees with nine nods, while Beyonce and Rihanna both scored five nominations. Movie nominees include “Creed,” “Dope” and “Beasts of No Nation.”
Samuel L. Jackson and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams will both receive special honors, the former with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the latter with the Humanitarian Award. There’s also planned tributes to the late Muhammad Ali and Prince. The Prince tribute will include special guests Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Sheila E, and Janelle Monae.
Check out all of this year’s nominees here. The 2016 BET Awards air tonight at 8pm ET/PT on BET.