The BET Honors

The BET Honors

The BET Honors were established in 2008 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate the lives and achievements of African American luminaries. The awards will be presented annually and broadcast on BET during Black History Month.

Ceremony Location

The inaugural ceremonies, in 2008, were held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C..


Comedian Cedric the Entertainer hosted the first BET Honors in 2008.

List of Honorees in 2008

*"Alicia Keys (Entertainment Award)
*"Tyra Banks (Media Award)
*"Dr. Cornel West, University Professor in the Center for African American Studies (Award for Education)
*"Richard Parsons (Corporate Citizen Award)
*"The Honorable Maxine Waters (Public Service Award)
*"CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd (Entrepreneur Award)

List of Performers and Presenters in 2008

*"Stevie Wonder
*"John Legend
*"Gladys Knight
*"Wyclef Jean
*"Jill Scott
*"Brian McKnight
*"Raheem DeVaughn
*"Blair Underwood
*"Danny Glover
*"Kerry Washington
*"Idris Elba
*"Hill Harper
*"Vivica A. Fox


External links

* [ Official BET website]
* [ Official BET Honors 2008 website]

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