BET Awards to return with vaccinated fans on June 27


A year after the BET Awards became one of the first major awards to take place during the pandemic, the ceremony will return next month as the first to invite vaccinated fans to be a part of the audience.

BET announced Tuesday that the 2021 BET Awards will return with a live event on Sunday, June 27, from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live.

The network will invite vaccinated individuals to register starting May 27 for consideration to be a part of the audience.

BET said 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 he hoped the BET Awards announcement would help lend to vaccination awareness.

The network has helped raise more than $19 million to assist people impacted by COVID-19.