BET have announced that they will be going ahead with their 2020 award ceremony despite the coronavirus pandemic,that is ravaging the world.
However, the BET 2020 awards ceremony is going to be a virtual one instead of the usual glitzy red-carpet affair.Nominations will be announced at a later date while the event will be held on Sunday, June 28, at 8 p.m. EST.
“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,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “For the past twenty 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 Experience, the three-day event leading up to the BET Awards in Los Angeles, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will return in 2021.