Today BET Networks announces Tyler Perry will be honored with the Ultimate Icon Award at the 19th annual “BET Awards.” The entertainment powerhouse and business mogul will be presented with the Ultimate Icon Award for his continued cultural impact in entertainment.
The 2019 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 23, at 8pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on BET. Tyler Perry, the world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright and author, built his entertainment empire up from meager beginnings.
In the fall of 2006, Perry opened a 200,000-square-foot studio in Atlanta, which during its operation was home to over 15 films and 800 episodes of Perry’s five television series.
In 2015, Tyler Perry expanded and opened a state-of-the-art film and television studio on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson Army Base.
Perry’s unique brand of inspirational entertainment has authentically spoken to and impacted black culture and helped shape the future of black entertainment.
Internationally, the show will simulcast for the first time on BET Africa at 2AM CAT on June 24, followed by international broadcasts in the U.K. on June 24 at 9PM BST, South Korea on June 25 at 9PM KST and in France on June 25 at 9PM CEST. Internationally, BET will honor Best International Act in-show, along with the fan-voted category Best New International Act and BET International Global Good Award during the live red carpet pre-show.