The BET Honors

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BET Honors
9th Annual BET Honors
Awarded for Celebrates Black Excellence
Country United States
Presented by BET
First awarded 2008
Official website www.bet.com/shows/bet-honors.COM
Television/Radio coverage
Network BET

The BET Honors were established in 2008 by the Black Entertainment Television network to grace the lives and achievements of African-American luminaries. The awards will be presented annually and broadcast on BET during Black History Month.

Ceremony Location[edit]

The inaugural ceremonies, in 2008, were held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C..

Hosts[edit]

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer hosted the first BET Honors in 2008.
Actress Gabrielle Union has hosted the BET Honors consecutively for the past five years

2008[edit]

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2009[edit]

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2010[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2012[edit]

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  • Maya Angelou (Literary Arts Award)
  • Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts Award)
  • Mariah Carey (Entertainer Award)
  • Spike Lee ( Media Award)
  • Beverly Kearney ( Education Award)
  • Tuskegee Airmen( Service Award)

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2013[edit]

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2014[edit]

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2015[edit]

Comedian Wayne Brady hosted.

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  • Kanye West (Visionary Award)
  • Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award)
  • Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award)
  • Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award)
  • Kwame Simmons (Digital Special Recognition)
  • John W. Thompson) (Technology and Business Award)

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2016[edit]

Comedian Arsenio Hall hosted.

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