Comedian, Amanda Seales, most known for the character, Tiffany, on HBOs hit series Insecure, is the host for the 2020 virtual BET Awards.
What We Know:
- As the world is still adjusting to new guidelines and regulations during a worldwide pandemic, BET is doing their part by having a virtual version of the award show. Last night, Amanda Seales announced on social media that she was chosen as the host for the first ever virtual version of the award show.
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- The new host has just wrapped up her brief gig as a co-host on the day time talk show The Real and is currently hosting her show Smart, Funny and Black virtually after the 2020 tour dates got canceled because of the pandemic.
- BET released a statement about what fans can expect to see from this year’s virtual show. “BET was created to stand at the forefront of Black culture. We have made strides over the past two decades to create a space where Black creativity, culture, and art have the opportunity to get the celebration it deserves in a world where it is systematically muted. This year we’re looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing fans with those special, not to be missed moments of enrichment, entertainment, empowerment and also using our platform to create change for our community.”
- Drake leads with six BET Awards nods, including one for Video of the Year. Other artists to be nominated include Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Rich, who both nabbed five nods each. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby round out other top artists, who scored four nominations a piece.
- With Seales helming the awards show, music lovers can also expect performances by nominees, such as Meg and DaBaby, along with Chloe X Halle, Summer Walker, Usher, Lil Wayne, John Legend, SiR and his brother D Smoke.
With protests all over the world in support of black lives that continue to be violated even during the fight, the BET awards comes at a pivotal moment when black culture, creativity and talent need to be celebrated. The BET Awards, which will also premiere on CBS, will air Sunday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.