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SNL's Leslie Jones to host 'BET Awards'

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Comedienne and actress Leslie Jones has been tapped to host this year’s highly anticipated #BETAwards. The network made the announcement on Wednesday (5/24) that the SNL writer and star will be making her debut as the host of a major award show and will join a long list of stand-up comics who have hosted the ceremony in the past including Chris Rock, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker.

 

“I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year,” said Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones, “BET was the first network and place where I was on TV – I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming.”

 

Previously announced nominees include Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper and Migos. Click here to see the rest of the nods and watch the BET Awards LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.