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Comedian Leslie Jones to host 2017 BET Awards

| Updated: May 26, 2017 03:58 IST

Johannesburg, May 25 (ANI): The 'Saturday Night Live' star and comedian Leslie Jones will be the host of the 2017 BET Awards. The show will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday 27. The BET Africa on Thursday revealed that the actress will host the event, which will broadcast across Africa. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Ghostbusters' said that she is very excited to host The BET Awards this year, adding, "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV. I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming." The BET Awards are handed out in 19 categories and is honoring best entertainers, artists and athletes. This year's awards are dominated by Beyonce, who is nominated for seven categories, including, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for Freedom, Video of the Year and Album of the Year for 'Lemonade'. Following closely behind is Bruno Mars, Beyonce's sister Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos. (ANI)