On Sunday, June 27, the 2021 BET Awards will be broadcast live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, and those who have been vaccinated are invited to attend.
According to BET, vaccinated individuals will register beginning May 27 for consideration to be a part of the 2021 awards. The network promises to collaborate closely with Los Angeles County to promote community vaccination programs and ensure that Covid-19 protocols are followed.
During the pandemic, the BET Awards was the first official award show to go on. According to Nielsen, it was the #1 Cable Awards Show for P18-49 for the sixth consecutive year during the 2020 broadcast season.
“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,” said BET President Scott Mills. “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.”
BET is dedicated to assisting Black America in recovering from the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 and is spearheading several vaccine adoptions, action, and access initiatives. BET and its collaborators raised over $19 million last year to help nearly 4 million people affected by Covid-19.
The nominations for the BET Awards in 2021 will be revealed at a later date.