The BET Awards is an award ceremony created by the Black Entertainment Television network in 2001. The awards are intended to recognize, celebrate, and appreciate the achievements of African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the music, sports, and acting industries. Previous BET award winners include celebrities like Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Drake, and Beyoncé. It was first created in June 19, 2001, at the Paris Las Vegas resort in order to foster solidarity and support the success of American minority populations.
Since the first award ceremony in 2001, the BET Awards have occurred annually at theatres in Los Angeles. Over the years, the ceremony has taken place at the Kodak Theatre, the Microsoft Theatre, and the Shrine Auditorium. Every year, the award ceremony is aired live on BET and attracts millions of viewers. The airing not only features the ceremony, but there are also often live performances by popular artists. These featured performances have been done by many famous American artists such as Bruno Mars, Migos, Chris Brown, and Khalid.
The BET Award nomination process involves fans through the creation of the BET Awards Voting Academy. On their website, BET has a “knowledge test” consisting of questions concerning popular culture and the entertainment industry. If approved, those who are successful on the test are selected to be part of voting academy that makes the final decisions regarding BET Award nominations and winners.
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