Photo Coverage: BET Honors 2012 Awards Presentation

The fifth annual BET HONORS will celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosts the show for a fourth year, honoring renowned poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education). The BET HONORS premieres during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m.*

Check out photos from the awards ceremony below!

The BET HONORS, star-studded lineup includes performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Cicely Tyson, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland, with appearances by Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Willow Smith and Jill Scott. The show taped at the historic Warner Theatre on Saturday, January 14 in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers, along with Cossette Productions.

Proceeds from this year's BET HONORS private ticket sales will be given to Metro TeenAIDS. Metro TeenAIDS, a longtime partner of BET, is a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS, through education, support, and advocacy.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: BET Honors 2012 Awards Presentation

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Gabrielle Union

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Debra Lee

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

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Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson and Jill Scott

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Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson and Jill Scott

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Queen Latifah & Willow Smith

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Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott

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Michelle Obama & Maya Angelou

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Michelle Obama with Maya Angelou, Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott

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Michelle Obama with Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson and Jill Scott

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Gabrielle Union

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Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle

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Moroccan Scott Cannon & Nick Cannon

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey, Moroccan Scott Cannon & Nick Cannon

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Mariah Carey, Moroccan Scott Cannon & Nick Cannon

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Gabrielle Union

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TJ Homes

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

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Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland and Raekwon

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Kelly Rowland and Raekwon

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Luke James

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Luke James

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Beverly Kearney and Sanya Richards Ross

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Anthony Hamilton and Common

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Anthony Hamilton and Common

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Ledisi

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Ledisi

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Gabrielle Union

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LA Reid

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Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

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Spike Lee

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Stevie Wonder

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Spike Lee & John Singleton

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Spike Lee & John Singleton

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr. with Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr and Colonel Charles McGee

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Cuba Gooding Jr, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr and Colonel Charles McGee

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)Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr, Colonel Charles McGee, Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr

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India Arie

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Aretha Franklin & Stevie Wonder

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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin & Stevie Wonder

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India Arie

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India Arie & Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

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Mariah Carey, Spike Lee & Stevie Wonder

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Mariah Carey & Stevie Wonder

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Mariah Carey

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Michelle Obama & Gabrielle Union

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Charles McGee, Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Beverly Kearney, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Michelle Obama and Gabriel Union

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.