2016 BET Awards Livestream: How to Watch Awards' Show Online

2016 BET Awards Livestream: How to Watch Awards' Show Online
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Source: Getty Images

This year's BET Awards will premiere Sunday on its namesake network. But those without a television or cable can still livestream the red carpet starting at 5:30 p.m. Eastern here and the ceremony's backstage goodness at 8 p.m. here. The ceremony officially begins at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

The hosts for the ceremony will be the two stars of "Blackish," Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson.

The performers of the evening include Usher, Alicia Keys, Tori Kelly, Future and others. Audiences should also expect to experience a Prince tribute by The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Jangle Monae, D'Angelo and Sheila E.

Nominees for the awards were announced on May 20, with Drake snagging the most nominations at nine. Following behind are Beyonce and Rihanna, both boasting five nominations each. Check out the rest of the nominations here

Read more:
• BET Posted the Shadiest Tweet About Madonna's Prince Tribute at the BBMAs
• Stacey Dash Says We Should Get Rid of BET and Black History Month
• Prince Will Be Missed — And So Will His Masterful Shade

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Kathleen Wong

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