BET Awards To Return In June With Live, Vaccinated Audience

The BET Awards will return next month as the first awards show to invite vaccinated fans to be a part of its audience.

Earlier this week, the network announced that the 2021 BET Awards will have a live event on Sunday, June 27, from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live. BET also shared its plan to invite vaccinated individuals to register for consideration to be a part of the audience, starting May 27th.

In a statement, the network said it will “work closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.”

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, BET has been at the forefront of recovery efforts for our community, turning entertainment touchpoints into opportunities to empower our audiences and help combat the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19,” BET President, Scott Mills said in a press release. “Vaccination rates among Black Americans are significantly lower than other communities. We are committed to using our signature programming event - The BET Awards – to encourage vaccination in our community.”

Last year's BET Awards, which took place June 28, 2020, was one of the first major awards shows to take place during the pandemic. The show chartered new territory with its mix of in-studio hosting by Amanda Seales and its pre-recorded performances.

For more details on how to register for the event, click HERE.

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