From Cardi B to Karlton Humes, from The Christi Show to DC Young Fly, social media is really out here making whole entire careers. In recognition of the hustle, BET is launching the inaugural 'BET Social Awards' to honor the hardest working influencers on our timeline. Executive produced by Mike Epps, and set to film LIVE on Sunday, February 11, the awards show will celebrate the very best (and worst) of social media including the biggest memes, most popular gifs, hashtags, and all the trends that claimed your timelines in 2017.
Additionally, we've also learned that show will be airing in its new location, Atlanta!
This morning, BET Network announced Michael Blackson as the official host for the first-of-its-kind award show. When it comes to social media shenanigans, the comedian/actor is no stranger to the antics. Y'all remember when the self-proclaimed “African King of Comedy” came through with a smooth assist from Queen Erykah Badu to shut down one of last year's most viral social media trends?
Tami Roman, Duckie Thot, Jess Hilarious, and CallHimRenny are just a few of the nominees up for an award. Go to BET.COM/SOCIAL to view the award categories such and select the 5 nominees that should make it to the final round for consideration. The first round of voting closes Sunday, January 21 at 6 PM EST. The second round of voting featuring the top (5) nominees in the online voting categories opens on January 23 at Noon EST.