Niecy Nash to Host 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards, Angela Bassett to Receive Icon Award

BET’s annual #BlackGirlMagic celebration has locked in Niecy Nash as its host. The Emmy-nominated actress, who currently stars on TNT’s Claws, is set to host the 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

“I am thrilled to host this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards,” said Nash. “We are celebrating Black women who serve the world with style, grace, class and sass! Our honorees are truly shining bright. In a room full of Black girl magic anything could happen! This is going to be an amazing event!”

The honorees include Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated actress, director, and producer Angela Bassett. Bassett, who recently turned 61, will receive this year’s Icon Award. Bassett’s career has spanned generations from portraying Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It to Queen Mother in Black Panther. Her award is befitting of her work and gift.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress and director Regina King will also be honored at the show. King is set to receive the Star Power Award.

The other star-studded line up of celebrants include Grammy Award -winning singer Ciara (Rock Star Award), Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase (Shot Caller Award), two-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician H.E.R. (Young Gifted and Black Award) and activists The Mothers of The Movement Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed Veal, Gwen Carr, Lucy McBath, Maria Hamilton and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley (Community Change Agent Award).

This year’s celebration will tape on Sunday, August 25, 2019, and will premiere on BET on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.

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Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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