Taraji P. Henson will be getting back into her hosting bag for this year’s American Music Awards and we’re here for it! Set to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 48th annual show will kick off at 8 pm ET/PT, announced dick clark productions and ABC in a press release.
“The AMAs brings together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans,” said Henson. “I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host – and also a fan – for what promises to be an electrifying night of music.”
This isn’t Henson’s first rodeo as a host. In 2009, the Hidden Figures actress co-hosted the 2009 Soul Train Awards with Hustle & Flow co-star Terrence Howard. A few years later, Henson hosted BET’s Celebration Of Gospel in 2014 and returned in 2016.
As for the nominations for this year’s AMAs, The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead the pack with eight nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion is the most nominated female artist for the award show with five nominations under her belt. DaBaby and Doja Cat racked up four nominations each as first-time nominees. Bad Bunny and Justin Bieber snagged 6 nominations a pop. You can find the full list of nominees here.
With a performance by singer Dua Lipa, the 2020 American Music Awards kicks off on Sunday, November 22 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.