The BET Awards will return reside with a completely vaccinated viewers
Live all the way! Things are slowly starting to return to normal. Some companies like Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, and others are adhering to the CDC’s updated policy that allows fully vaccinated people to do activities without a mask. It appears that guidelines also apply to awards ceremonies. The BET Awards are one of the largest African American awards ceremonies and are preparing to return safely in the months to come.
Today BET announced that the BET Awards will be held live at the Microsoft Theater in LA Live with a fully vaccinated audience on Sunday June 27th. BET plans to work very closely with Los Angeles County to support community screening efforts. To ensure that COVID-19 protocols are followed. Registration for vaccinated individuals will begin on May 27th on the BET website.
Scott Mills, President of BET, hopes the announcement will help raise awareness about vaccination. “Since the pandemic began, BET has been at the forefront of recovery efforts for our community, turning entertainment touchpoints into ways to empower our audiences and help combat the disproportionate effects of COVID-19,” said Mills. “Vaccination rates among black Americans are significantly lower than in other communities. We are committed to using our unique program event – the BET Awards – to promote vaccination in our community. “
Although last year’s show was recorded and hosted by Amanda Seals, it was number one among viewers aged 18 to 49, according to Varitety. You will know how Black Twitter cuts itself during the awards season! In total, over 3.7 million viewers have seen DaBaby, Lil Baby, Summer Walker, Usher and others. While there was no announcement of who would perform or any nominations for awards, I am sure that some heavy hitters will be nominated as there has been a ton of music released lately.
Roommate, will you try to be in the building for the awards show?
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