2015 BET Awards: Time, Live Streaming, Red Carpet, Nominees & More.

The 2015 BET Awards take place tonight (Sunday, June 28) and it will be must-see TV as Janet Jackson will be appearing for the 1st time in years to perform and will also be honored with

The awards are being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and will be hosted by “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson Tracey Ellis Ross.

This year’s ceremony will feature special awards being given to to Smokey Robinson, (the Lifetime Achievement Award) and Jackson (the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award).

For those who plan to watch here is everything you need to know, from the time the show starts to free live streaming options, red carpet shows, nominees and more.

Show Time: The show starts at 8 P.M. (EST)/ 5 P.M. (PST) on the BET Channel.

Red Carpet:  The BET Awards 2015 Pre-Show: LIVE! RED! READY! will air from 6-8 P.M. (EST)/ 3-5 P.M. (PST), also on BET.

Free Live Streaming: BET will not be streaming the awards, but they will stream backstage coverage through BET Awards live stream, which is available on PC’s, smartphones and tablets.

Performers: In addition to Janet Jackson, the show will feature performances by (but not limited to): Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, Tyga, K. Michelle, Future, E-40, Anthony Hamilton, Fetty Wap and cast members of the hit TV series, “Empire.”


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Janelle Monáe
Jhene Aiko
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weekend
August Alsina
John Legend

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young Money

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Big Sean Ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
August Alsina Ft. Nicki Minaj – “No Love”
Chris Brown Ft. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar
Big Sean
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks
Dej Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Video Of The Year

Beyonce – “7/11”
Big Sean Ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown Ft. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom
Beyonce, Ed Burke and Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Bobby Shmurda
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith

Best Gospel Artist

Michelle Williams
Erica Campbell
Deitrick Haddon
Fred Hammond
Mali Music

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Jussie Smollet
Kevin Hart
Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award

Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Mo’ne Davis
Quvenzhane Wallis
Zendaya Coleman

Best Movie

“Beyond the Lights”
“Think Like a Man Too”
“Top Five”

Sportswoman Of The Year

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman Of The Year

Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
LeBron James
Marshawn Lynch
Stephen Curry

Viewer’s Choice Award

The Weekend –“Earned It”
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Nicki Minaj and Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”
Beyonce –“7/11”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – “Only”

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan Ft. Meek Mill – “Dumb”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith Ft. Mary J. Blige –“Stay With Me”
The Weekend – “Earned It”

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Consumer Expert Tracy Ortiz

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