It’s that time of the year again. June is almost over and the 15th annual BET Awards air tonight [Sunday, June 26] on BET Networks at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST. Among those receiving an award tonight is Samuel L. Jackson, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who are recognized for their contributions throughout the course of their careers. BET has awarded various artists, humanitarians and actors with the award over the years. Artists such as Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince, Diana Ross and Gladys Knight, have been awarded this honor.

Jesse Williams is to receive the 2016 Humanitarian Award tonight also. In addition to the many other awards, there are nominations for Video of the Year, Best Male/Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration and Video Director of the Year.


America’s favorite artists have all scored nominations for these awards and include Chris Brown, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Future, Bryson Tiller, Rihanna, K. Michelle, Adele and Jeremih.