BET Awards 2024: 5 Unforgettable Onscreen Performances by Donald Glover

The Hollywood star earned a nomination for ‘Best Actor’ at this year’s ceremony.

The BET Awards 2024 are just around the corner, and this year’s categories feature more of Hollywood’s biggest names than ever. 

"Swarm" show creator Donald Glover is in the running for a trophy. The veteran star has once again captured the spotlight and earned a "Best Actor" nomination at the upcoming ceremony hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Glover’s been named alongside Anthony Mackie, Colman Domingo, Damson Idris, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, Jefferey Wright, and LaKeith Stanfield

From his breakout role as Troy Barnes in the beloved sitcom "Community" to his critically acclaimed performance as Earn Marks in the groundbreaking series "Atlanta," Glover has continuously showcased his versatility and depth as an actor.

Ahead of this year’s show, we’re revisiting some of our favorite performances from the nominee. Check them out, and don’t forget to tune into the BET Awards 2024, airing on Sunday, June 30, at 8 PM. 

  • Aaron Davis / Prowler in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

    Glover's brief but impactful appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Aaron Davis, a small-time criminal with a heart of gold, left a lasting impression on audiences. 

  • Troy Barnes in “Community”

    The star’s depiction of former high school jock Troy Barnes in the NBC sitcom Community won over audiences globally. With impeccable comedic timing and seamless chemistry with the ensemble, Glover elevated every scene he graced, solidifying Troy as one of the show's most cherished characters.

  • Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

    Stepping into the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Glover brought his own charm and charisma to the character initially portrayed by the legendary Billy Dee Williams. His portrayal captured the suave smuggler's essence while adding depth and vulnerability to the role.

  • Teddy Perkins in “Atlanta”

    One of Glover's most unforgettable performances comes in the Atlanta episode titled “Teddy Perkins.” In this chilling and surreal installment, Glover undergoes a stunning transformation to portray the enigmatic and disturbing character of Teddy Perkins, showcasing his versatility and range as an actor.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

  • Rich Purnell in “The Martian”

    In Ridley Scott's The Martian, Glover portrays Rich Purnell, a quirky yet brilliant astrophysicist whose innovative thinking becomes crucial to the mission. His performance adds a touch of humor and ingenuity to the high-stakes narrative.

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