‘Empire’ Nominated, Presenting At The 2016 BET Awards

Sure, it’s summer hiatus, but Empire is still alive and well. The hit Fox TV series is nominated for several BET Awards and several stars are set to make appearances during the ceremony. Empire’s own Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, and Jussie Smollett will be presenting awards during the event at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, according to a network press release.

Empire Fox Emmy
Empire Fox Emmy

Henson is nominated for an award in the category of Best Actress and she’s up against Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Tracie Ellis Ross, and Viola Davis. Pretty tough and talented competition. Gray’s connection to BET is that he’s starring in the network’s upcoming New Edition bio pic TV movie. Ross and actor Anthony Anderson will be hosting the awards show, set to air on Sunday, June 26.

Other BET Awards presenters this year include DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, and many more.