Tonight is the 2016 BET Awards and the show is set to be the biggest ever … Some of the performers include Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West and Usher Raymond, along with other prominent rappers and newcomers in the mix. As for the nominees, Drake is the leading nominee with 9 nominations under his belt. Rihanna and Beyonce tie for second with 6 nominations each. For all the information on how to watch the show online, what channels are airing the show, how to watch the red carpet arrivals and the time schedule, read on below.
DATE: June 26, 2016
SHOW TIME: 8 – 11:40 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT) with Encore presentation airing on BET at 12:40 a.m. ET/PT.
RED CARPET TIME: The BET Awards Live, Red & Ready! Show airs 6 – 8 p.m. ET Live on the BET Network.
AFTER-PARTY SHOW TIME: On the BET Network, from 11:40 – 12:40 p.m. ET, the special 2016 BET Awards the After Party Live! airs.
TV CHANNELS: BET, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and VH1 Classic Networks.
LIVE STREAMS: There are multiple live streams available for the awards show as well as backstage/red carpet arrivals. Click here for the details and instructions on how to watch them.
HOSTS: Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis
LOCATION: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT: Samuel L. Jackson
HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT: Jessie Williams
TRIBUTES: There are set to be tributes to both Muhammad Ali and Prince.
Check out how to watch the 2016 BET Awards online via live stream. Plus, see how you can watch the special backstage and red carpet live stream online as well.