Today, BET Networks revealed that world-renowned actor and film producerÂ Samuel L. JacksonÂ will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16thÂ annual BET AwardsÂ onÂ Sunday, June 26, 2016. In addition, well-respected actor and activistÂ Jesse WilliamsÂ will receive the eveningâ€™s Humanitarian Award.
Hosted byÂ Anthony AndersonÂ andÂ Tracee Ellis Ross, the BET AwardsÂ will include performances byÂ Usher, Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Future, Alicia KeysÂ andÂ MaxwellÂ with special performances in honor of the late pop icon Prince byÂ Sheila E.,Â Janelle Monae,Â Dâ€™Angelo, The RootsÂ and more. The star power continues asÂ Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker,Â DJ KhaledÂ and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 16th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.
TheÂ BET AwardsÂ 2016 will premiere around the world on BETâ€™s international network. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 28thÂ at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 28thÂ at 7:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 29thÂ at 9:00pm CEST.