The BET Awards is going virtual. Ever since Miss Rona’s wrath on the world has forced many businesses to shut down and force every artist to find creative ways to release their body of work, I started to wonder how will award shows cope during this time.
Variety is reporting that the top stars in black entertainment, sports and philanthropy will appear on Sunday, June 28 via “innovative techniques and artist-generated content.”
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 cancelation.
As for who will be among the nominees, and presenters, they will be announced on a later date. Overseeing the BET Awards is Connie Orlando, evp specials, music programming and music strategy at BET, who also serves as executive producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
“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,“ added Orlando. “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.”
The BET awards have kept me quite entertained for the past couple of years, and I’m definitely interested to see what ideas the performers will be coming up with for their performances.