Premieres Monday, March 14 at 8PM ET/PT on BET
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 ET/PT.
This powerful and inspirational event aims the spotlight on the achievements of distinguished leaders in the fields of music, education, entertainment, technology and business. Each year, BET Honors is one of the most moving experiences and television specials on BET Networks. Proceeds from the private sale of BET Honors 2016 will benefit the 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.
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.