2017 BET Awards: Here's How To Watch And Live Stream The Show

by Laura Rizzo
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The 17th Annual BET Awards will air Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET on BET. This award show seems to get bigger each year, and 2017 is no exception! The entire show will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones is set to host what is sure to be an unforgettable night. Trust me, you won't want to miss a minute of the action.

Heaven forbid you were one of those people who missed Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar performing "Freedom" at last year's BET Awards. That was life-changing.

Do you really want to risk that happening?! No, no you don't.

The list of performers looks incredible. Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, French Montana, and Gucci Mane are just a few of the A-listers.

If you can't get to your television, you can watch a live stream of the event on bet.com, with a verified service provider.

If you don't have cable, there's also a live stream happening on YouTube.

Other ways to watch include a special backstage live stream on Twitter starting on June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET. This will include an exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes at the BET Awards.

You will definitely want to hop on your phone during the show because there's tons of different ways to get involved on social media.

Use #BETAwards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to engage with viewers all over the world. After the show, polling will open for viewers to vote for their favorite performance.

With Leslie Jones as the host, you know the show is going to be full of laughs and no bullsh*t.

Beyoncé is on the top of the leaderboard with a whopping seven nominations for Lemonade. Considering she just gave birth to two human beings, we're predicting she won't be able to make it to the show. Other notable nominees include Bruno Mars with five nominations, and Solange with four noms.

Be sure to tune in this Sunday and follow Elite Daily on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all things BET Awards.

Most of the nominees are listed below, but find the full list here:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Kehlani Mary J. Blige Rihanna Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Trey Songz Usher

Best Group 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne A Tribe Called Quest Fat Joe and Remy Ma Migos Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – "Freedom" Chance The Rapper featuring 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne – "No Problem" Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher – "Party" DJ Khaled featuring Beyoncé and Jay Z – "Shining" Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad and Boujee" Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane – "Black Beatles"

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Big Sean Chance The Rapper Drake Future J. Cole Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B Missy Elliott Nicki Minaj Remy Ma Young M.A

Video Of The Year Beyoncé – "Sorry" Big Sean – "Bounce Back" Bruno Mars – "24K Magic" Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad and Boujee" Solange – "Cranes in the Sky"

Album of the Year 24K Magic – Bruno Mars 4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole A Seat At The Table – Solange Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper Lemonade – Beyoncé

Best New Artist 21 Savage Cardi B Chance The Rapper Khalid Young M.A

Best Actress Gabrielle Union Issa Rae Janelle Monáe Taraji P. Henson Viola Davis

Best Actor Denzel Washington Donald Glover Bryshere Y. Gray Mahershala Ali Omari Hardwick

Best Movie Get Out Moonlight Hidden Figures Fences The Birth Of A Nation

Sportswoman of the Year Gabby Douglas Serena Williams Simone Biles Skylar Diggins Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Lebron James Cam Newton Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Westbrook Stephen Curry