The 2019 BET Social Awards take the best of the digital world to the silver screen. The second annual show enlists comedians Jess Hilarious and DC Young Fly as hosts.
Executive produced by Mike Epps, The BET Social Awards, encourages social media participation from viewers.
Premiering in 2018, the inaugural BET Social Awards featured Michael Blackson as host and a performance by Kash Doll. Now, the second installment aims to continue celebrating the internet’s promising stars.
The 2019 BET Social Awards airs March 3 at 8 p.m., live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Activist Shaun King to receive the “Social Movement” award for his use of social media to amplify social justice movements.
Follow the conversation with #BETSocialAwards across social media platforms. Check out categories decided by fan vote below. For a full list of 2019 BET Social Award categories and nominees, click here.
“Issa Wave” highlights newer music artists who have made some of the biggest waves in music over the past year via social media, word-of mouth, or by bubbling via streaming sites and underground radio shows.
This category highlights some of the funniest, most innovative, and popular social media comedians of the year. From skits, to roasting, to all out transformation into characters we love, these entertainers have expanded the landscape of comedy.
“Social Hustle” highlights individuals that have taken their social media savvy and flipped it into big success. Proving that it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
BEST CELEB FOLLOW
Living their best lives and inviting us to experience it with a front row seat; these celebrities leave the big screen to hang out with us on our social screens. They inspire us, they make us laugh, and even sip tea with us as social media drama unfolds…even if they’re the ones in the middle of it.
1. CARDI B (@iamcardib)
2. NICKI MINAJ (@nickiminaj)
3. WILL SMITH (@willsmith)
4. PLIES (@plies)
5. JADA PINKETT SMITH (@jadapinkettsmith)