Monday, June 24, 2024

Stars BET on it

Awards show spectacular celebrates the superstars who define pop culture.

The 2018 BET Awards — which includes the BET Experience extravaganza — were recently hosted at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, presenters and performers included: T.I., Kevin Hart, Jason Mitchell, Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monae, and Ella Mai.

The BET Awards recognize artists, entertainers, and athletes in a number of categories. The nominees and winners are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainers professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

This year’s winners included: Best Female R&B/Pop artist—Beyonce; Best male R&B/Pop artist—Bruno Mars; Best Video of the Year—Drake, “God’s Plan”; B e s t Female Hip-Hop artist—Cardi B; Best Male Hip-Hop artist—Kendrick Lamar; Best Group—Migos; Best Collaboration—DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller for “Wild Thoughts”; Best Film—Black Panther; Best Actor—Chadwick Boseman; Best Actress—Tiffany Haddish; Lifetime Achievement Award and tribute—Anita Baker; Best International Act—Nigerian Singer Davido; Best New Artist—SZA

Foxx returned as host at a particularly busy moment in his acclaimed career. The actor, musician, and renowned comedian most recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed, “Baby Driver,” alongside Ansel Elgort, and currently executive produces and hosts interactive game show, “Beat Shazam,” now in its second season. In November, Fox will star in Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood” opposite Taron Egerton and Jamie Dornan. Foxx also recently wrapped production on his directorial debut, “All-Star Weekend.”

Ella Mai

Jamie Foxx


Janelle Monae


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