Taraji P. Henson had 10 costume changes and 10 wig changes while hosting the 2022 BET Awards in LA


Taraji P. Henson had 10 costume changes, 10 wig changes, and SIX nail changes while hosting the 2022 BET Awards in LA

Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson donned a colorful array of ensembles – including a leggy gold embellished creation – during the 22nd annual BET Awards, which aired Sunday from LA’s Microsoft Theater.

It was the second year in a row that the Washington, D.C.-born 51-year-old pulled double duty executive producing and hosting the awards ceremony honoring the best of black excellence.

Not only did Taraji have 10 different outfit changes, she also had 10 wig changes and six nail changes throughout the night.

Quick change artist! Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson donned a colorful array of ensembles - including a leggy gold embellished creation - during the 22nd annual BET Awards, which aired Sunday from LA's Microsoft Theater

Quick change artist! Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson donned a colorful array of ensembles – including a leggy gold embellished creation – during the 22nd annual BET Awards, which aired Sunday from LA’s Microsoft Theater

'#CulturesBiggestNight' It was the second year in a row that the Washington, D.C.-born 51-year-old pulled double duty executive producing and hosting the awards ceremony honoring the best of black excellence

‘#CulturesBiggestNight’ It was the second year in a row that the Washington, D.C.-born 51-year-old pulled double duty executive producing and hosting the awards ceremony honoring the best of black excellence

Stylist Jason Bolden selected all of Henson’s clothing – including the rose-patterned halter catsuit beneath a billowy white cloak.

Hairstylist Tym Wallace was in charge of all of the RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judge’s hair changes, including a finger-waved bob that was brushed out at the end for her red lacy leather look.

Make-up artist Saisha Beecham made sure Taraji’s complexion was fully contoured and lashed and coordinated with all the costumes.

And nail artist Temeka Jackson was in charge of all of Henson’s manicures including the glossy red one she wore with a feathered frock.

Blonde ambition! Not only did Taraji have 10 different outfit changes, she also had 10 wig changes and six nail changes throughout the night

She looked leggy in a colorful halter mini-dress and side-parted platinum blonde wig

Blonde ambition! Not only did Taraji have 10 different outfit changes, she also had 10 wig changes and six nail changes throughout the night

In bloom: Stylist Jason Bolden selected all of Henson's clothing - including the rose-patterned halter catsuit beneath a billowy white cloak

In bloom: Stylist Jason Bolden selected all of Henson’s clothing – including the rose-patterned halter catsuit beneath a billowy white cloak

Flirty frock: Hairstylist Tym Wallace was in charge of all of the RuPaul's Drag Race guest judge's hair changes, including a finger-waved bob that was brushed out at the end for her red lacy leather look

Flirty frock: Hairstylist Tym Wallace was in charge of all of the RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judge’s hair changes, including a finger-waved bob that was brushed out at the end for her red lacy leather look

Earth angel: Make-up artist Saisha Beecham made sure Taraji's complexion was fully contoured and lashed and coordinated with all the costumes

She wore a white winged dress with a wig with fringe so thick she appeared to have trouble seeing the teleprompter

Earth angel: Make-up artist Saisha Beecham made sure Taraji’s complexion was fully contoured and lashed and coordinated with all the costumes

Mani mania! Nail artist Temeka Jackson was in charge of all of Henson's manicures including the glossy red one she wore with a feathered frock

Mani mania! Nail artist Temeka Jackson was in charge of all of Henson’s manicures including the glossy red one she wore with a feathered frock

When the Muppets Haunted Mansion star interacted with the audience by shilling her TPH by Taraji haircare products, she wore a side-parted bob wig with a fifties-style strapless purple dress.

Taraji – who’s won six BET Awards between 2006-2017 – played into her dark side with a plunging navy blue number as well as an even more plunging black Elvira-inspired gown.

Henson relied on fitness trainer Ramon Terry to get her body ready to wear all the cut-out creations like the black voluminous dress she donned at one point.

The grand total on ‘culture’s biggest night’ came to 10 – not counting the three-time Emmy nominee’s red carpet dress, a $24,500 Tom Ford ‘Embroidered One-Shoulder Chain Gown.’ 

Any takers? When the Muppets Haunted Mansion star interacted with the audience by shilling her TPH by Taraji haircare products, she wore a side-parted bob wig with a fifties-style strapless purple dress

Any takers? When the Muppets Haunted Mansion star interacted with the audience by shilling her TPH by Taraji haircare products, she wore a side-parted bob wig with a fifties-style strapless purple dress

Vampy: Taraji - who's won six BET Awards between 2006-2017 - played into her dark side with a plunging navy blue number

She also donned an even more plunging black Elvira-inspired gown

Vampy: Taraji – who’s won six BET Awards between 2006-2017 – played into her dark side with a plunging navy blue number as well as an even more plunging black Elvira-inspired gown

Nowhere to hide: Henson relied on fitness trainer Ramon Terry to get her body ready to wear all the cut-out creations like the black voluminous dress she donned at one point

Nowhere to hide: Henson relied on fitness trainer Ramon Terry to get her body ready to wear all the cut-out creations like the black voluminous dress she donned at one point

Chain detailing: The grand total on 'culture's biggest night' came to 10 - not counting the three-time Emmy nominee's red carpet dress

It was a $24,500 Tom Ford 'Embroidered One-Shoulder Chain Gown'

Chain detailing: The grand total on ‘culture’s biggest night’ came to 10 – not counting the three-time Emmy nominee’s red carpet dress, a $24,500 Tom Ford ‘Embroidered One-Shoulder Chain Gown’

New tooth jewels! Supporting Taraji in the audience was her 28-year-old son - singer Marcell Dikembe Johnson - whose father William was murdered in 2003

New tooth jewels! Supporting Taraji in the audience was her 28-year-old son – singer Marcell Dikembe Johnson – whose father William was murdered in 2003

‘No matter how big I get in my career, no matter how high my star may rise, I will never forget my community,’ Taraji told Essence this week. 

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

Supporting Henson in the audience was her 28-year-old son – singer Marcell Dikembe Johnson – whose father William was murdered in 2003.

Hitting US/UK theaters next Saturday! Henson will next voice The Vicious 6 leader Belle Bottom in Kyle Balda's animated comedy sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru

Hitting US/UK theaters next Saturday! Henson will next voice The Vicious 6 leader Belle Bottom in Kyle Balda’s animated comedy sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru

The Howard University grad – who serves on President Biden’s HBCU Board of Advisors – has been single since ending her two-year engagement to former footballer fiancé Kelvin Hayden in 2020.

Taraji will next voice The Vicious 6 leader Belle Bottom in Kyle Balda’s animated comedy sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru, which hits US/UK theaters next Saturday.

The Despicable Me spin-off also features Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, and RZA.

2022 BET Awards Winners and Nominees

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist 

Ari Lennox 

Chlöe

 Doja Cat

 H.E.R. 

Jazmine Sullivan  – WINNER

Mary J. Blige 

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist 

Blxst 

Chris Brown 

Givēon 

Lucky Daye

The Weeknd – WINNER

Wizkid

Yung Bleu

Best Group 

Bruno Mars Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – WINNER

Chlöe x Halle 

City Girls

Lil Baby & Lil Durk

 Migos Young 

Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

‘Essence,’ Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – WINNER

‘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 – WINNER

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist 

Drake

 Future

J. Cole 

Jack Harlow 

Kanye West 

Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

Lil Baby

Video of the Year

 ‘Family Ties,’ Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

‘Have Mercy,’ Chlöe

‘Kiss Me More,’ Doja Cat Feat. SZA 

‘Pressure,’ Ari Lennox 

‘Smokin Out The Window,’ Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – WINNER

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

Video Director of the Year 

Anderson .Paak A.K.A. Director .Paak – WINNER

Benny Boom 

Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch 

Director X 

Hype Williams

Missy Elliott

Best New Artist

Baby Keem 

Benny The Butcher 

Latto  – WINNER

Muni Long 

Tems 

Yung Bleu

Album of the Year

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

‘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) – WINNER

Best Movie

‘Candyman’ 

‘King Richard’ – WINNER

‘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’ – WINNER

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’ – WINNER

YoungStars Award 

Akira Akbar 

Demi Singleton 

Marsai Martin – WINNER

Miles Brown 

Saniyya Sidney 

Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award 

Brittney Griner 

Candace Parker 

Naomi Osaka – WINNER

Serena Williams 

Sha’Carri Richardson 

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award 

Aaron Donald 

Bubba Wallace 

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Ja Morant 

Lebron James 

Stephen Curry – WINNER

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 – WINNER

BET Her

‘Best Of Me (Originals),’ Alicia Keys

‘Good Morning Gorgeous,’ Mary J. Blige – WINNER

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

‘Roster,’ Jazmine Sullivan 

‘Unloyal,’ Summer Walker & Ari Lennox 

‘Woman,’ Doja Cat

 

 

 

 

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