The 20th BET Awards are to take place on June 28, 2020. The ceremony will celebrate achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. It will be held virtually due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, and will be simulcasted via CBS.
The 20th anniversary edition of Black Entertainment Awards known as the “BET Awards” virtual event is set to Air on BET & CBS on Sunday, June 28 From 8pm ET. We have covered everything you need to know about BET Awards Virtual Event.
The 2020 BET Awards will air June 28 as planned, but it will come together virtually. The show will be produced “using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, promising an all-star lineup participation in the “celebration of black love, joy, pride, and power”. BET all ready announced this year’s show marks the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and 40th anniversary of the network.
TV GUIDE: The “BET AWARDS” 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-10:00 PM, CT).
Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT on June 29th, followed by international broadcasts in the UK on June 29th at 9 pm BST, France on June 30th at 8:45 pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9 pm KST. BET will honor the ‘Best International Act’, along with the fan-voted category ‘Best New International Act’.
The BET Awards will be honoring the late Kobe Bryant with a special tribute courtesy of Lil Wayne. Legendary Rock and Roll singer Little Richard will also be honored by Wayne Brady.
Beyoncé also will be accepting a special presentation for the prestigious Humanitarian Award in regard to her charitable work primarily through her BeyGOOD Foundation as well as more philanthropic endeavors. Additionally, this year’s Shine A Light honorees include D-Nice, Swizz Beats, Nicolas Johnson and Timbaland; the title goes to those who display creativity and resilience in the face of adversity.Who Will Be Performing?
You can expect performances from the best of the best come Sunday. The star-studded performance lineup is stacked with names like Usher, Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Megan Thee Stallion and more.
With an average 7 million viewers, the BET Awards remain the highest rated awards shows on cable television. The most nominated artist at the BET Awards is Beyonce with 61 nominations (56 solo and 8 with Destiny’s Child). She also leads in wins with a total of 27. Chris Brown follows with 37 nominations and 14 wins.