BET Awards 2015: Black-ish's Anthony Anderson and Tracee Eliss Ross to Host Show—Find Out More About Them

The two, who play husband and wife on the series, are both nominated as well

By Corinne Heller Jun 04, 2015 2:58 PMTags
 Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony AndersonGregory Pace/BEImages

And this year's BET Awards hosts are...Anthony Anderson and Tracee Eliss Ross!

The cable network revealed the news on Thursday. Anderson, 44, and Ross, 42, play husband and wife on the hit ABC comedy series Black-ish. Both are nominated for 2015 BET Awards for their roles.

"I look forward to the BET Awards every year!" Anderson said in a statement released by BET. "Tracee and I are going to have so much fun this year celebrating 15 years in black entertainment television," said Anthony Anderson. "I can't wait to see all of my peers and the amazing performances that evening. We may even have a few surprises up our sleeves!"

"I'm thrilled to be hosting the 15th annual BET Awards alongside my on-screen husband Anthony, and am so honored to also be a nominee!" Ross said. "The BET Awards always deliver an epic evening with the best of the best across movies, sports, TV and music."

Anderson had earlier this year hosted the 2015 NAACP Image Awards, where he and Tracee won individual honors for their roles on Black-ish and the series received the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

In 2008, the actor was nominated for BET Awards for his roles in the movie Transformers and the show K-Ville. He is also known for parts on shows such as Guys with Kids, All About the Andersons, Law & Order and The Shield and movies such as The Departed, Me, Myself & Irene and Transformers.

Tracee, daughter of Diana Ross, won a BET Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005 for her role as Joan Carol Clayton on the comedy show Girlfriends and received a nomination for the part a year earlier.

In addition to her and Anderson, other 2015 BET Awards nominees include Empire stars Taraji P. HensonTerrence Howard and Jussie Smollett, hip hop stars Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj and R&B and pop singers Rihanna and Beyoncé.

The ceremony will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET.