Today, BET Networks revealed that world-renowned actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2016. In addition, well-respected actor and activist Jesse Williams will receive the evening’s Humanitarian Award.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the BET Awards will include performances by Usher, Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Future, Alicia Keys and Maxwell with special performances in honor of the late pop icon Prince by Sheila E., Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, The Roots and more. The star power continues as Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker, DJ Khaled and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 16th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.
The BET Awards 2016 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00pm CEST.