Taraji P. Henson Returning as Host of the 2022 BET Awards
For the 2022 BET Awards, Taraji P. Henson will return as host from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26. Henson presented the BET Awards in 2018, which topped all cable award shows among adults 18-49.
In a statement, the former Empire star said he was honoured to return as host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many dynamic and productive musicians.
“Taraji P. Henson is the epitome of Black brilliance, and we are thrilled to work with her again this year to host the greatest celebration of Black culture,” said Connie Orlando, BET’s evp specials, music programming & strategy.
Henson joins Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer (2001-02), Mo’Nique (2003-04), and black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross (2004-05) as the fourth consecutive two-year host or hosting team (2015-16).
Henson has won six BET Awards for best actress, including for her roles in Hustle & Flow, Hidden Figures, and Empire. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and three Emmys for her work on Empire and Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.
The BET Awards are one of the most popular award shows on cable. Every year, the BET Awards are the most popular telecast on BET and on cable TV among African-Americans.
It will air on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern and western coasts will have live and taped shows. BET’s Jamal Noisette, vp, specials, music programming & strategy, will co-executive produce with Orlando. Executive producers include Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Henson said she was excited to reunite with BET CEO Scott M. Mills, Orlando, and Collins’ team. collaborating with excellent partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment. I can’t wait to share a fantastic night of Black music, entertainment, and culture with our viewers.”
In Fall 2020, Henson announced TPH Entertainment with co-producer Christine Conley. TPH Entertainment recently acquired BET Studios. A&E, CAA, M88 and The Lede Company represent Henson.
First-round voting for the BET Awards runs from May 6 to 13. The BET Awards have been held in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles since 2003, except for 2020, which was virtual due to the epidemic.