What: BET Awards 2013
When: Sunday, June 30, Live, 8pm ET on BET. Red carpet pre-show live at 6pm ET; after-party show live at 11:30pm ET.
Chris Tucker (pictured) is hosting the BET Awards 2013 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Established in 2001, the BET Awards recognize distinguished achievements of artists, entertainers and athletes in a number of categories, including music, film and sports.
Among the performance highlights at BET Awards 2013 will be Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion. Other announced performers include Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, India.Arie, Ciara, Chris Brown, Erykah Badu, Charlie Wilson and Kendrick Lamar. For the fourth year in a row, BET Music Matters artists will perform, with the BET Awards 2013 featuring performances from Austin Brown and Curtis Fields.
Announced presenters for the BET Awards 2013 include Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Paula Patton and La La Anthony. Dwyane Wade, fresh off his Miami Heat winning their second NBA championship in a row, will be honored with the Humanitarian Award. R&B singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
SELECT BET AWARDS 2013 CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES (Click here for a complete list of BET Awards 2013 nominees.)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Taraji P. Henson
Samuel L. Jackson
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Think Like A Man
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Robert Griffin III
The BET Awards 2013 air June 30 live at 8pm ET on BET.
The BET Awards 2013 red carpet pre-show airs live at 6pm ET on June 30, and there will be a live after-party show following the awards, at 11:30pm ET.
Chris Tucker image courtesy of BET