BET Awards To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Virtual Ceremony

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2020 by Rashad

 

While some of the year’s biggest televised live events have pressed pause on production due to the ongoing global health crisis, 2020 BET Awards organizers have hushed murmurs of cancellation by confirming the show will go on – albeit unconventionally.

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“The BET Awards will move forward with its 2020 edition this year, albeit virtually. Celebrating the network’s 40th anniversary, and the Awards’ 20 years on the air, top stars in black entertainment, sports and philanthropy will appear on Sunday, June 28 via “innovative techniques and artist-generated content,” BET revealed on May 20.

The three-day BET Experience, which has taken place in Los Angeles as a lead-up to the big night, has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will return in 2021. Refunds are available with the cancellation.”

Fans eager to learn of the year’s nominees will have to wait until they are announced at a later date.

Connie Orlando (evp specials, music programming and music strategy at BET) will executive producer the event alongside Jesse Collins (CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment).

In a statement regarding the unique approach, Orlando revealed:

“At BET, we place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will go on implementing this innovative production direction,“ she said. “For the past 20 years, The BET Awards have paid homage to all things now and relevant. Despite the challenges of today, we will deliver a show filled with larger than life, inspiring, empowering and entertaining moments, which have shown the magic of our culture for over two decades.”

 

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  1. Bebo+p. May 20, 2020

    Boring

  2. Hatedformyopinion May 20, 2020

    Here for it. Lemme ruffle y’all feathers a lil bit. Here for Nicki getting that best Female Rap award back lmao 😆 😂.

    • OOPS May 20, 2020

      FOR A FEATURE?
      MEGAN ALREADY SEALED THAT.
      That award means so much to the Barbz. LOL

    • blackgold May 20, 2020

      Lizzo this year duh lol then doja if she gets her second number one with ari or the weekend it’s pretty obvious

      • Artemis__ May 20, 2020

        Doja is not a rapper sis.

    • Artemis__ May 20, 2020

      Umm That Best Female Rapper award is Meg’s. She put in the most work ORGANICALLY all year. Garbz are such pigs.

      • FAF May 20, 2020

        Doesn’t matter nicki has about 5 of those flop ass awards and billboards vma and everything else the Grammy coming next and she ain’t pay for hers

  3. OOPS May 20, 2020

    JUST CANCEL THIS

  4. High Price May 20, 2020

    I wonder will the performers be tapped LIVE alone from a closed set or secluded area across the states. That would be epic if they could do that.

  5. Ugghh May 20, 2020

    Lmfao for what, world record for the most technical difficulties? They can’t even get a pretapped award show together.

    Girl bye!

  6. eric May 20, 2020

    No. Just wait til next year. We don’t wanna see anyone twerking over a living room chair for two hours.

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