BET AWARDS 2019: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF THE SHOW

SLUMSMAG STAFF: GREG LEWIS

The BET Awards show is just a day away!

The annual black entertainment award show will air live tomorrow (June 23).

The event will celebrate achievements in entertainment, music, sports, television, movies and more. But before all the excitement begins, we’ll break down all the need to know information before the showcase.

What time does the BET Awards start?: The BET Awards air live on Sunday, June 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. BET is also streaming via the BET Now app.

Who’s hosting?: Girls Trip star Regina Hall is set to host this year. 

“This is our show celebrating our people and our talent and our network,” she said of the gig in a video for BET. “This is the biggest night in entertainment!”

Who’s performing?: Cardi B, City Girls, DJ Khaled, Kiana Lede, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, Lucky Daye, Migos and Mustard will all be taking the stage.

Are there any special honors?:

19th BET AWARDS WILL HONOR NIPSEY HUSSLE

According to ET, Mary J. Blige is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Nipsey Hussle will be remembered with the Humanitarian Award.

“As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader. His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture,” Connie Orlando, BET’s executive vice president and head of programming, said in a statement. “We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change.”

Who’s nominated?: Last month, BET announced the 2019 nominees, with Cardi B leading the pack with seven nominations total.

See the complete list below!

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YOUNG STARS AWARD
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
BlacKkKlansman
Creed II
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
Migos
The Carters

BEST COLLABORATION
21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot “
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Tyga feat. Offset, “Taste”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “Nice for What”
The Carters, “Apes**t”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

BEST NEW ARTIST
Blueface
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Astroworld, Travis Scott
Championships, Meek Mill
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Everything Is Love, The Carters
Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man”
Ciara, “Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe, “Pynk”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”

BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell, “All Of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg feat. Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY)
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (Africa)
Teniola Apata (Africa)

2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”

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