The BET Awards has indeed been one of the greatest awarding events organized to celebrate African Americans who are in the entertainment industry every year. It is being broadcasted live on BET TV featuring numbers of great performances by artists and a lot of entertaining programs. With an average of 7 million viewers, the BET Awards remain the highest rated awards shows on cable television.
This event celebrates and acknowledges the achievement of individuals who are chosen by the voting academy which comprises of about 500 individuals from blogging, media and music industry. The winners are presented with the BET Award Trophy. This Trophy was first designed by Carlos Rodriquez and was later redesigned using plated steel and black crystal.
It is no longer news that celebrities in the entertainment industry and athletes will be brought together at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24 to be honored.
This year’s BET Awards will be celebrating its 16th year and it is definitely going to be a fun-filled experience with amazing entertaining moments. This great event is being sponsored by BET Networks and AEG and will be presented live to everyone by Coca-Cola.
Celebrities are expected to step on the red carpet in style when the pre-show coverage is aired at 6.p.m ET on Bet.com and through the BET Now app that is made available to cable users.
The 16th BET Awards and the milestone anniversary will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Nicki Minaj, Laverne Cox, Ciara, SZA, Chris Brown, Rae Sremmurd, Nipsey Hussle and LL Cool J, Kamaiyah, Ella Mai and Wondagurl. Additionally, members of the Compton Sounders Drummers, Syncopated Ladies and World of Dance will join the lineup. NBA veteran Doug Christie; professional dunker Chris Staples and streetball star Larry “Bone Collector” Williams round off the all-star teams. Fat Joe and Big Boy join this year’s matchup as team coaches, alongside guest commentators Jemele Hill, Big Tigger, Gia Peppers and Christian Crosby among others are slated to be taking over the center stage during this big event.
General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola are available now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
This celebrity-filled event will go on for 3-days and will be concluded with the 2018 BET Awards on June 24 and it promised to show forth the best in the entertainment industry. The BET Fan Fest will entail interactive sessions and ticketed event which includes a Celebrity Basketball Game that will be coming up on June 22 and 23 respectively.
The celebrities to grace up this four-day event with amazing performances are as follows:
LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Ludacris, Ne-Yo
Chris Brown, SZA, Ella Mai
Rae Sremmurd, Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, Kamaiyah, Wondagurl.
Prior to the beginning of the program, there will be Red carpet featuring celebrities showcasing their beautiful dresses and some funny interview moments.
BET Awards 2018 Schedule & Line Up
The BET Awards mostly comes up in the month of June of every year and this year won’t be different. The expected date of BET awards for this year is 22nd of June 2018. The event will be held at multiple venues in Los Angeles, CA starting from 22nd through to 25th of July, 2018.
The BET experience which will be held for 3-days will include BET Fan Fest, Celebrity Basketball, seminars, various social events and celebrity appearances. The Experience will have its BET Awards broadcasted live for viewers from Nokia Theatre L.A on June 24th, 2018.
BET Awards 2018 host
Hosting the 16th BET Awards and the milestone anniversary will be Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The nomination process for BET Awards 2018
Since BET Awards started some years back, it makes use of a group of about 500 individuals called voting academy to nominate and vote for people that are best for each of the available categories. BET sends out ballots electronically to voters made up of media personnel, bloggers, and artists. These votes will be collated and narrowed to the top five nominees by a group of people called “Yangaroo”, after which it will be finally decided on by the voting academy to vote for the winner.
Check the Full List of BET Awards 2018 Nominees
BET Awards 2018 Nominations & Winner Predictions
This year’s BET Awards event will be marking its 16th year of excellent performances and amazing success with extremely entertaining moments.
BET awards 2018 is undoubtedly going to be a huge event because a standard has been laid down for can’t miss experience. Drake is leading with 9 nominations featuring the Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year and Best collaboration as well as fellow hip-hop artist future. Rihanna and Beyoncé are both running with 5 nominations, Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is also being nominated for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake. Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for 4 awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director of the Year.’ Future can also walk away with four awards including ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’
This huge-size event is expected to be an avenue where your favorite stars and celebrities would step up to entertain the audience at their best. Thus, the performances are going to be amazing and incredible to watch out for.
You have both Free and Paid option to watch TV Channels or a particular event or ceremony live online. I will talk about both in this section. If you ask me, I would suggest you to go with a Paid service 90% of the time. Why? Because there is no hassle of ads, server downtime or viruses if you go with paid. There is a couple of awesome Paid streaming providers who offer a free trial, so there is nothing to lose.
Sling is an awesome budget friendly streaming services based in the USA. They offer many high-quality channels for the cheapest price in the market. You can avail a free trial right now if you live in the USA.
Youtube doesn’t offer many channels. And this is not for everyone. But it’s a good choice to go with.
Hulu is still in its BETA Version. So I wouldn’t recommend this if you are a basic user. But if you like to explore new features, you may get Hulu.
FuboTV is also a great choice if you want to watch a lot of online TV Channels. Because they offer hundreds of channels and also not that expensive.
All of these services are only available in the USA. But what if you live outside of the United States? Yes, you can get these services from other countries as well. But to do that, You will need a VPN (Virtual Private Server). Which is often used to change location. But which VPN to get? We have a VPN Guide to Watch BET Awards 2018 Online. You might want to check that out.
How to Watch Free?
There is a lot of Sketchy Free Streaming sites out there. But I will never recommend them. They will fill your browser, device with adware. Having ads everywhere is a very annoying thing for everyone. And it might lead you to re-install operating system to get rid of them. So never use them. There are legit ways to watch Free Streamings Online. Take a look:
Facebook Live Stream is a revolutionary thing. Its easier than ever to go Live on Facebook these days. But There is no official news of Streaming the award on Facebook yet. But there is always a chance. Even if you don’t get to watch the stream on Facebook, there are many pages which will post live updates of the ceremony.
Reddit is a great place to find free streaming sites. And also heaven for the sketchy streaming site owners. They often disclose how many ads they contain and which types of ads, Its still a risk.
Like Facebook, There is no official news of Streaming. But Twitter is the best place to get Live event Updates.
Twitch and Periscope is a good place for streaming free contents. But there is no official news about having a Live Stream session on these platforms.
If I find any official free live streaming page/channel/link for the Award Show, I will definitely add them here. Until then you will have to keep an eye on these platforms.