Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross to Host 2016 BET Awards for Second Year in a Row

The actors currently star on Black-ish together

By Samantha Schnurr Jun 06, 2016 6:06 PMTags
 Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony AndersonGregory Pace/BEImages

These Black-ish stars are back for the BET Awards. 

Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson will be returning to the BET Award stage this year as the show's hosts for the second year in a row, the network announced in a press release Monday. 

The actors, who also start together in the ABC sitcom, are also both nominees for "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" among this year's BET Award contenders. 

"I can't wait to host the BET Awards again with Anthony, who I always have a blast working with," Ross said in a statement. "The BET Awards is going to knock it out of the park again with a night full of amazing performances and presenters being honored in music, movies, television, and sports."

The pool of the nominees includes Drake, who holds the top spot with nine nods this year, followed by Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Chris Brown

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While fans are excited to see such such vibrant stars all in the same room together, many are also anxious to see the show's tribute to the late Prince. After Madonna's tribute to the legendary musician during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards failed to meet expectations, BET took to Twitter with a new promo for its upcoming awards.

The video quickly caught viral fire when viewers realized it was throwing subtle shade at what had just unfolded on the BBMA stage. "Yeah we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You," the screen read under a purple image of Prince as it teased their planned tribute to the late legend. The video has since been deleted on the account. 

As for the details of that highly anticipated tribute, BET's President of Programming Stephen Hill said some names on the list of performers will be revealed soon

The show will air live on Sunday, June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST. 

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