BET Awards 2015

Gabrielle Union

The Being Mary Jane actress certainly has it going on. Her starring role on the BET series is nothing short of a page-turning drama that you cannot put down.

BET Awards 2015

Kerry Washington

Thursday night's favorite gladiator and presidential fixer has cemented Olivia Pope as a fixture in modern TV and pop culture, all while redefining what it means to be a lead actress on prime-time.

BET Awards 2015

Taraji P. Henson

From Baby Boy to Empire, Taraji transforms and owns every role she plays. With her current turn as Cookie on the latter, she once again proves she has no problem being the hate to love and love to hate.

BET Awards 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross

From Girlfriends to Black-ish, Ross has always found a way to captivate the hearts of the prime-time audience no matter which franchise she's on.

BET Awards 2015

Viola Davis

The Oscar-award winning actress's jump from film to TV has been nothing short of incredible. How do you get away with murder? By taking a page from her play book.