BET Networks announced today “THE BET HONORS” will tape on March 5, 2016 at the historic Warner Theatre after being sidelined by winter storm Jonas. Hosted by comedian and actor Arsenio Hall, the star-studded evening celebrating black excellence will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. “THE BET HONORS” will premiere on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm*.
This year’s honorees are Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), Academy Award nominated filmmaker and creator of the hit television show “Empire;” Mellody Hobson (Corporate Citizen Award), President of Ariel Investments, one of the largest African American owned money management and mutual fund companies in the U.S. and current Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dreamworks Animation; Eric H. Holder, Jr. (Public Service Award), the first African American United States Attorney General and partner at Covington & Burling, LLP in Washington D.C.; Patti Labelle (Musical Arts Awards), the iconic Grammy Award winning singer whose powerhouse voice has sold over 50 million records worldwide and L.A. Reid (The Business of Entertainment Award), Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, a three-time Grammy Award winner and prolific music mogul who helped launch some of the biggest music careers and superstars of today.
As part of BET’s commitment to the community, the Network has made a limited number of tickets to “THE BET HONORS” available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Launched in 2015, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance was created to help eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color.
Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.
For more information on “THE BET HONORS” visit http://www.bet.com/bethonors. Join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.
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