BET just snagged Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones to give the BET Awards a bit more zing!
The 2017 BET Awards are just a month away and with Leslie Jones on board to host, it looks like we are in for some real thrills for the event’s 17th annual year. Though we watch Jones kill it every single Saturday on SNL, this will be the first time (hopefully of many) where she will host a nationally televised entertainment awards show. Seriously, with all of the drama that has gone down at BET over the past several months, it was a dope move for them to bring Leslie Jones on as this year’s host.
In a press release, Jones said, “I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year, BET was the first network and place where I was on TV – I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming.” From Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, Mahershala Ali and Serena Williams all of your absolute favs are nominated this year. BET is recognizing artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 19 categories. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.
Check out the full list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards here.
The BET Awards will air on June 25, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST. Will you be watching?