The 2012 BET Awards drew a host of celebs to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles this evening, with stars including Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Common, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson (the host of the ceremony) and even the Reverend Al Sharpton hitting the red carpet before the show. Check out pics of all the attendees below!

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