Bet Awards - The Black Entertainment Television (BET) annual
awards ceremony salutes African Americans and other minorities in the
fields of music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
Established in 2001, the award is telecast live on the BET network.
It presents awards for Best Male & Female Artist (as well as many
others) in the categories of Hip-Hop and R&B over the past year. In
2007, the BET introduces categories dedicated to reggae and Caribbean
The 2006 BET Awards were held on June 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in
Los Angeles, California (previously held at Hollywood's Kodak Theater). It is
television's most-watched awards program among African-American
viewers and as of 2006, the highest rated telecast in the BET
"This award doesn't just touch vanity. It is a validation of what I stand
for, what Paul Robeson stood for. It's a validation of what W.E.B. Dubois stood for, what Malcolm X and Dr. King stood
||-- Harry Belafonte accepting the 2006 BET
Janet Jackson who played Penny on the 1970s black sitcom GOOD
TIMES, reunited with her former cast members
Jimmy Walker (J.J.), BernNadette Stanis (Thelma) and Ralph Carter (Michael) to present
the 2006 award for best female hip-hop artist to Missy Elliott.
BET Award winners were decided by a panel of executives from
entertainment companies, record labels and the media, except the
Viewers' Choice award, which fans voted for online.
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