BET Awards 2022: Taraji P. Henson Returns as Host
Written by torresanz on May 5, 2022
The BET Awards are back and bringing with it a familiar face.
That’s right, Taraji P. Henson will be returning as host for the 2022 ceremony!
Yep! organizers for the Culture’s Biggest Night shared that Henson (who helmed last year’s show) will serve as the host with the most on June 26 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Speaking on the honor, the Oscar nominee said in a statement:
“I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; you can even say it is the ‘empire’ of Black Excellence. Working with amazing partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a creative’s dream. I can’t wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment, and culture with our viewers on what will be one unforgettable night.”
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET added:
“Taraji P. Henson is the personification of Black excellence, and we are excited to collaborate with the phenomenal multi-talented stage and screen actress to host the ultimate celebration of Black culture again this year. For over two decades, the BET Awards has been home to Black brilliance, talent, and creativity, providing unforgettable cultural moments, and we look forward to raising the bar for BET Awards2022.”
Stay tuned for nominee and performer announcements in the coming weeks.
The BET Awards 2022 will air live on BET on Sunday, June 26 at 8 PM ET/PT.