2022 BET Awards: Red carpet arrivals


Lizzo is a vision in plunging navy feather gown with thigh-high split as she leads the stars arriving to the 2022 BET Awards

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Lizzo turned heads in an opulent navy gown as she lead the stars arriving to the the BET Awards on Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

The Truth Hurts signer, 34, looked ravishing in the iridescent frock, which featured a black feather trim and a thigh-high slit at the front.

The musician finalized her look with a pair of open-toe black platform heels, and wore her black tresses in slick waves, with an intricate baby hair pattern. 

Glamorous: Lizzo turned heads in an opulent navy gown as she lead the stars arriving to the the BET Awards on Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

Glamorous: Lizzo turned heads in an opulent navy gown as she lead the stars arriving to the the BET Awards on Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

As for glam, the beauty – born Melissa Viviane Jefferson – looked picture perfect with voluminous eyelashes and bronze eyeshadow.

Lizzo is set to perform at the show, along with Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Latto, Muni Long, and more.

The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, 37, showed off her toned legs as she opted for a more bright color in an orange silk mini dress. She paired her dress with chunky hold chains and wore a chic updo for the occasion.

Ravishing: The Truth Hurts signer, 34, looked ravishing in the iridescent frock, which featured a black feather trim and a thigh-high slit at the front

Ravishing: The Truth Hurts signer, 34, looked ravishing in the iridescent frock, which featured a black feather trim and a thigh-high slit at the front

Stylish: The musician finalized her look with a pair of open-toe black platform heels, and wore her black tresses in slick waves, with an intricate baby hair pattern

Stylish: The musician finalized her look with a pair of open-toe black platform heels, and wore her black tresses in slick waves, with an intricate baby hair pattern

The evening’s host Taraji P. Henson, 51, made her grand entrance in a form-hugging shimmery silver gown with a single chain strap. She wore her raven tresses slicked down and accessorized with a pair of diamond earrings.

Rapper Coi Leray, 25, showed off her washboard abs in a minuscule white crop top, a mini denim skirt, and a matching pair of thigh-high denim boots. She paired the stylish ensemble with an oversized denim jacket and an open white button-up shirt. 

Chance the Rapper, 29, looked cool as ever in a graphic hoodie and multi-color jeans, which he paired with blue sneakers and a baby blue hat. 

Actress Eva Marcille, 37, rocked a sultry white pearl mini dress that showed off her toned legs and ample cleavage. She paired the look with silver heels and a sparkling silver clutch.  

Picture perfect: As for glam, the beauty - born Melissa Viviane Jefferson - looked picture perfect with voluminous eyelashes and bronze eyeshadow

Picture perfect: As for glam, the beauty – born Melissa Viviane Jefferson – looked picture perfect with voluminous eyelashes and bronze eyeshadow

Exciting night: Lizzo is set to perform at the show, along with Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Latto, Muni Long, and more

Exciting night: Lizzo is set to perform at the show, along with Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Latto, Muni Long, and more

Sparkly details: The star accessorized her stunning look with a pair of round silver earrings

Sparkly details: The star accessorized her stunning look with a pair of round silver earrings 

Oscar-nominated star Taraji P. Henson is on hosting duties for a second year in a row at tonight’s BET Awards, airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Established in 2001, the Black Entertainment Television network (BET) awards celebrate African American stars in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

In a recent interview, Taraji spoke about the importance of the BET Awards, and how they have championed her throughout her career.

‘No matter how big I get in my career, no matter how high my star may rise, I will never forget my community,’ she told Essence, talking about ceremony.

The host: The evening's host Taraji P. Henson, 51, made her grand entrance in a form-hugging shimmery silver gown with a single chain strap

Stunner: She wore her raven tresses slicked down and accessorized with a pair of diamond earrings

The host: The evening’s host Taraji P. Henson, 51, made her grand entrance in a form-hugging shimmery silver gown with a single chain strap

Important: In a recent interview, Taraji spoke about the importance of the BET Awards, and how they have championed her throughout her career

Important: In a recent interview, Taraji spoke about the importance of the BET Awards, and how they have championed her throughout her career

Big night: 'No matter how big I get in my career, no matter how high my star may rise, I will never forget my community,' she told Essence, talking about ceremony

Striking a pose: The beauty struck a pose for photographers as she showed off her shimmering ensemble

Big night: ‘No matter how big I get in my career, no matter how high my star may rise, I will never forget my community,’ she told Essence, talking about ceremony

Tangerine dream: The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, 37, showed off her toned legs as she opted for a more bright color in an orange silk mini dress

Tangerine dream: The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, 37, showed off her toned legs as she opted for a more bright color in an orange silk mini dress 

Summer style: The star paired her dress with chunky hold chains and wore a chic updo for the occasion

Summer style: The star paired her dress with chunky hold chains and wore a chic updo for the occasion 

Denim on denim: Rapper Coi Leray, 25, showed off her washboard abs in a minuscule white crop top, a mini denim skirt, and a matching pair of thigh-high denim boots

Fashionista: She paired the stylish ensemble with an oversized denim jacket and an open white button-up shirt

Denim on denim: Rapper Coi Leray, 25, showed off her washboard abs in a minuscule white crop top, a mini denim skirt, and a matching pair of thigh-high denim boots 

Cool guy: Chance the Rapper, 29, looked cool as ever in a graphic hoodie and multi-color jeans, which he paired with blue sneakers and a baby blue hat

Cool guy: Chance the Rapper, 29, looked cool as ever in a graphic hoodie and multi-color jeans, which he paired with blue sneakers and a baby blue hat

‘The community is who told Hollywood, “Hey, pay attention to her.”‘

Taraji also told Variety how this year’s show will focus on celebrating Hollywood’s Black men, after saluting trailblazing Black women last year.

‘For me, it’s all about balance,’ Taraji explained. ‘We shone a light on the incredible Black women, and this year we need to uplift our men.’

That will including honoring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pearl vixen: Actress Eva Marcille, 37, rocked a sultry white pearl mini dress that showed off her toned legs and ample cleavage

Accessories: She paired the look with silver heels and a sparkling silver clutch

Pearl vixen: Actress Eva Marcille, 37, rocked a sultry white pearl mini dress that showed off her toned legs and ample cleavage 

‘He’s getting his flowers,’ she joked. ‘I thought it would be a great opportunity to lift him up and to lift up all those men that he’s inspired and those who have inspired him.’

However, female talent is still front and center as Doja Cat is leading the pack this year with an impressive six nominations, while Drake and Ari Lennox both have four each.

The rapper’s hit album, Planet Her, will compete for album of the year while she is up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Female Hip-Hop Artist.

Doja’s hit song, Woman, which made her the first female rapper to land three top 10 singles from one album, is also nominated.

Meanwhile, Drake scored nominations for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Video of the Year.

2022 BET Awards: Nominees in full

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist 

Ari Lennox 

Chlöe

 Doja Cat

 H.E.R. 

Jazmine Sullivan 

Mary J. Blige 

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist 

 Blxst 

Chris Brown 

Givēon 

Lucky Daye

 The Weeknd 

Wizkid

 Yung Bleu

Best Group 

Bruno Mars Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) 

Chlöe x Halle 

City Girls

Lil Baby & Lil Durk

 Migos Young 

Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

‘Essence,’ Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

‘Every Chance I Get,’ DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk

‘Family Ties,’ Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

‘Kiss Me More,’ Doja Cat Feat. SZA

‘Way 2 Sexy,’ Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

‘Whole Lotta Money (Remix),’ BIA Feat. Nicki Minaj 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

Cardi B 

Doja Cat

Latto 

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist 

Drake

 Future

J. Cole 

Jack Harlow 

Kanye West 

Kendrick Lamar 

Lil Baby

Video of the Year

 ‘Family Ties,’ Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

‘Have Mercy,’ Chlöe

‘Kiss Me More,’ Doja Cat Feat. SZA 

‘Pressure,’ Ari Lennox 

‘Smokin Out The Window,’ Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) ‘Way 2 Sexy,’ Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video Director of the Year 

Anderson .Paak A.K.A. Director .Paak 

Benny Boom 

Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch 

Director X 

Hype Williams

Missy Elliott

Best New Artist

Baby Keem 

Benny The Butcher 

Latto 

Muni Long 

Tems 

Yung Bleu

Album of the Year

 ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic,’ Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic) 

‘Back Of My Mind,’ H.E.R. 

‘Call Me If You Get Lost,’ Tyler, The Creator 

‘Certified Lover Boy,’ Drake 

‘Donda,’ Kanye West 

‘Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe,’ Jazmine Sullivan

‘Planet Her,’ Doja Cat

 

 

 

Best International Act 

Dave (UK) 

Dinos (France) 

Fally Ipupa (DRC) 

Fireboy DML (Nigeria) 

Little Simz (UK) 

Ludmilla (Brazil) 

Major League DJz (South Africa) 

Tayc (France) Tems (Nigeria)

Best Movie

‘Candyman’ ‘King Richard’

‘Respect’ ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ 

‘Summer of Soul’ ‘The Harder They Fall’

Best Actor 

Adrian Holmes, ‘Bel-Air’ 

Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-Ish’ 

Damson Idris, ‘Snowfall’ 

Denzel Washington, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ 

Forest Whitaker, ‘Respect’ and ‘Godfather of Harlem’ 

Jabari Banks, ‘Bel-Air’ Sterling K. Brown, ‘This Is Us’ 

Will Smith, ‘King Richard’

Best Actress 

Aunjanue Ellis, ‘King Richard’ 

Coco Jones, ‘Bel-Air’ 

Issa Rae, ‘Insecure’ 

Jennifer Hudson, ‘Respect’ 

Mary J. Blige, ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ 

Queen Latifah, ‘The Equalizer’ 

Quinta Brunson, ‘Abbott Elementary’ 

Regina King, ‘The Harder They Fall’ 

Zendaya, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

YoungStars Award 

Akira Akbar 

Demi Singleton 

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown 

Saniyya Sidney 

Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award 

Brittney Griner 

Candace Parker 

Naomi Osaka 

Serena Williams 

Sha’Carri Richardson 

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award 

Aaron Donald 

Bubba Wallace 

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Ja Morant 

Lebron James Stephen Curry

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award 

‘All In Your Hands,’ Marvin Sapp

‘Come To Life,’ Kanye West 

‘Grace,’ Kelly Price

‘Hallelujah,’ Fred Hammond

‘Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),’ H.E.R. & Tauren Wells

‘Jireh,’ Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ‘We Win,’ Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

‘Best Of Me (Originals),’ Alicia Keys

‘Good Morning Gorgeous,’ Mary J. Blige 

‘Have Mercy,’ Chlöe ‘Pressure,’ Ari Lennox

‘Roster,’ Jazmine Sullivan 

‘Unloyal,’ Summer Walker & Ari Lennox 

‘Woman,’ Doja Cat

 

 

 

 

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