The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will honor top stars in black entertainment, sports and philanthropy on Sunday, June 28 through "innovative techniques and artist-generated content," BET announced on May 20. last.
This year, the show is downsized due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Channel president Scott Mills said, “Our community and millions of black culture enthusiasts expect the BET Awards to be enriching, entertaining and empowering moments. Recognizing the unique role that the BET Awards play for so many people, and the difficult times we live in, we know it was more important than ever to present the BET Awards in 2020 ”.
Nominees for the 2020 BET Awards will be announced at a later date.