Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and others, The 2020 BET Awards ceremony will be held virtually this year.
The network shared that they will be moving forward with their beloved programming this year, but the ceremony will now be entirely online.
This year’s ceremony will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Award show and the 40th anniversary of the network.
It will be held via “innovative techniques and artist-generated content” on Sunday, June 28th.
President of the network Scott Mills said in a statement, “Our community, and the many millions who love Black culture, look to the BET Awards for signature moments of enrichment, entertainment and empowerment. Recognizing the unique role the BET Awards plays for so many, and the challenging times we find ourselves in, we know it was more important than ever to deliver the BET Awards in 2020.”
The Award show will be organized by Connie Orlando, the head of special events, music programming and music strategy at BET. She shared in a statement, “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 continued, “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.”