On Sunday, June 27, the BET Awards 2021 will be broadcast live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.
The 2021 BET Awards will have a live but vaccinated crowd, similar to a few events held only a few weeks ago.
Beginning May 27, vaccinated individuals will register for consideration to be a part of the 2021 awards, according to BET. The network assures it will work closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
BET President Scott Mills said, “Since the start of the pandemic, BET has been at the forefront of recovery efforts for our
nation, turning entertainment touchpoints into opportunities to inspire our audiences and help combat the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19.” “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 a number of vaccine adoption, action, and access initiatives.
BET and its collaborators raised over $19 million last year to help nearly 4 million people affected by Covid-19.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, will serve as Executive Producer alongside
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, for the 2021 BET Awards.
The nominations for the BET Awards in 2021 will be revealed at a later date.