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The 12th BET Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2012.[1] The awards recognize Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. Actor Samuel L. Jackson hosted the event for the first time. A tribute to Whitney Houston was performed this evening following her death earlier in the year.

12th BET Awards
DateJuly 1, 2012
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Presented byBlack Entertainment Television
Hosted bySamuel L. Jackson
Websitehttp://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/2012.html Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
NetworkBET
Runtime210 minutes

The BET-televised event was watched by 7.42 million viewers and achieved a 3.2 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic, marking the highest numbers for the night on basic cable.[2]

PerformersEdit

Nominees and winnersEdit

Winners are highlighted in boldface

Video of the Year Video Director of the Year
Best Female R&B Artist Best Male R&B Artist
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Best Collaboration Best New Artist
Best Group Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice
YoungStars Award Centric Award
Best Actress Best Actor
Best Movie Best Gospel Artist
Subway Sportswoman of the Year Subway Sportsman of the Year
Best International Act: Africa Best International Act: United Kingdom

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (June 16, 2011). "Beyoncé Set To Perform At 2011 BET Awards". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 3, 2012). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' + 'True Blood', European Football, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Real Housewives of NJ' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bark, Theo (June 8, 2011). "Patti LaBelle to Receive BET's Lifetime Achievement Award". The Boombox. AOL. Retrieved June 20, 2011.

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