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Emmy and Grammy® Award Winner Chris Rock to Host
“BET AWARDS” 2014
Awards to air LIVE on Sunday, June 29th on
BET from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY — BET’s “106 & PARK” today revealed Emmy and Grammy® Award winning comedian Chris Rock as the host for this year’s “BET Awards” 2014 airing live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.
“I watch the BET Awards every year. It’s one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music,” said Chris Rock. “Where else can you get Rick Ross and Michelle Obama in the same room?! The BET Awards is like a party where nothing is off limits. My peers have done the show now it’s my turn.”
“We’ve been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while, and we’re ecstatic that Chris Rock will be the host of the BET Awards for the first time,” Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials at BET said. “Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture. We’re looking forward to what he is to unleash on June 29th. You will definitely want to meet us at the BET Awards.”
Lauded by awards and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. The Brooklyn-raised comedian has garnered four Emmy Awards, three Grammy® Awards, is listed as number five on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time” and was honored in 2006 with HBO’s esteemed “Comedian Award.”
Rock’s film credits include “Madagascar,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” “Grown Ups,” “2 Days In New York,” “Death At A Funeral,” “Nurse Betty,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Boomerang,” “Panther,” “New Jack City,” “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka!,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “Dogma,” “Bad Company,” “Down To Earth,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “The Longest Yard” and “Dr. Doolittle.” Rock competed at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as first-time documentary filmmaker for his film, “Good Hair,” the critically-acclaimed film won the Sundance “Special Jury Prize,” the NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Documentary” and was named “Top Five Documentaries of 2009” by the National Board of Review.
In 2011 Rock made his Broadway debut starring in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Mother***ker With The Hat. Rock hosted the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005, as well as the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999 and 2003. Rock’s debut book, Rock This, spent time on both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a “BET Awards: ticket, great seats to 3 nights of concerts at the Staples Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. For more information, including exclusive hotel rates, and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETX.
A full list of the BET Award 2014 nominations is now available at www.BET.com.
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards,” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.