BET Awards 2018: Date, nominees and who will perform

Here's everything you need to know about this year's BET Awards: Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Here's everything you need to know about this year's BET Awards: Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The 18th annual BET Awards, where African Americans and other American minorities are honoured for their work in acting, music and entertainment, will happen this Sunday June 24,

The BET Awards are named after the Black Entertainment Television network and have been broadcast live on television since 2001.

The trophy, which the ceremony's winners receive, was originally designed by Harlem artist Carlos "Mare139" Rodriguez who was inspired by three pillars: aspire, ascend and achieve.

The 2018 ceremony will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 24.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the big night:

What time is it?

The BET Awards will air at 8pm EST this Sunday June 24.

How do I watch it?

You can live stream the awards show via BET's website and on YouTube.

Who is hosting?

Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx will host this year's event.

Who will present the awards?

Presenters include T.I., Kevin Hart, Yvonne Orji, Jason Mitchell, Gabrielle Dennis, Trevor Jackson, Woody McClain, Mike Colter, Bobby Brown, Chloe x Halle, Jacob Latimore, LL Cool J, Amandla Stenberg, Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Omari Hardwick and Tika Sumpter.

Who is performing?

This year, Bruno Mars will open the show. The currently announced performers include Nicki Minaj, Migos, Meek Mill, Ella Mai, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Miguel, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., YG, Jay Rock Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams and SiR.

Who is nominated?

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist






Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar

Viewers' Choice Award

SZA featuring Travis Scott, "Love Galore"

Drake, "God’s Plan"

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."

Migos featuring Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj, "Motorsport"

Best Group

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest



Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna, "LOYALTY."

DJ Khaled featuring Future, Beyonce and JAY-Z, "Top Off"

Cardi B featuring 21 Savage, "Bartier Cardi"

French Montana featuring Swae Lee, "Unforgettable"

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

DJ Khaled



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf

Video of the Year

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"

Migos featuring Drake, "Walk It Like I Talk It"

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

Drake, "God’s Plan"

Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."

Video Director of the Year

Ava DuVernay

Chris Brown

Director X

Dave Meyers

Benny Boom

Best New Artist




A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Daniel Caesar

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Issa Rae

Tiffany Haddish

Taraji P. Henson

Lupita Nyong’o

Letitia Wright

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Daniel Kaluuya

Michael B. Jordan

Sterling K. Brown

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspiration Award

Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly, "I’ll Find You"

Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade, "Words Are Few"

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin, "If You Don’t Mind"

Marvin Sapp, "Close"

Tasha Cobbs Leondard featuring Nicki Minaj, "I’m Getting Ready"

Youngstars Award

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Taylor

Best Movie

A Wrinkle In Time

Black Panther

Girls Trip



Sportswoman of the Year Award

Elana Meyers Taylor

Serena Williams

Candace Parker

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award

LeBron James

Odell Beckam Jr.

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade


Janelle Monáe, "Django Jane”

Lizzo, "Water Me"

Mary J. Blige, "Strength of a Woman"

Remy Ma featuring Chris Brown, "Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)"

Chloe x Halle, "The Kids Are Alright"

Leikeli47, "2nd Fiddle"

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled, Grateful

Migos, Culture II

SZA, Ctrl

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

JAY-Z, 4:44

Kendrick Lamar and various artists, Black Panther

Best International Act

Stormzy (UK)

Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Davido (Nigeria)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Niska (France)

Distruction Boyz (South Africa)

Stefflon Don (UK)

J Hus (UK)

Dadju (France)

Booba (France)