Nearly 14 Million Votes Have Propelled Social Stars to the Final
Voting Round, with Nominees Including Lil Uzi Vert, Jess Hilarious, Tami
Roman, DC Young Fly, Chrissy Teigen, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and
New ‘Best Tea' Category
The Awards Show Will Premiere Live from Tyler Perry Studios in
Atlanta on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, BET Networks announced the final nominees of "THE BET SOCIAL
AWARDS", and the competition is fierce! Proving the power of social
media, 13.8 million voters have already made their voices heard
on categories ranging from their favorite celebrity couples and social
influencers to the best podcasts and memes. Now the field tightens to
determine the ultimate winners of "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS," which
will be announced during the live show on Sunday, February 11, 2018
at 10 PM ET/PT.
Voting for the top (5) nominees chosen in the online categories opens
today, Tuesday, January 23 at Noon EST.
Hosted by comedian and actor Michael Blackson, "THE BET SOCIAL
AWARDS" will shoot live from Tyler Perry Studiosin the new
studio Ft McPherson in Atlanta Executive produced by Mike Epps,
this first-of-its-kind awards show will celebrate the very best and all
the things we love about social media over the past year. From favorite
celebrity follows, to the biggest memes, hashtags and trends of the
year, this one-hour event will cover all of the most memorable and
talked about social media moments that flooded 2017 timelines.
Final nominees include social savvy music artists Lil Uzi Vert
and H.E.R.; social mavens Jess Hilarious and Tami Roman;
clapback queens Chrissy Teigen and Maxine Waters;
memorable memes from Salt Bae and the "Real Housewives of
Atlanta" "Who said that?"; social hustlers DC Young Fly and WatchJazzy;
and celeb couples Cardi B and Offset as well as Gucci Mane and
Keyshia Ka'oir. Additionally, a final voting category has been
added to the mix, "Best Tea", that will determine the
fan-favorite media outlet with the best gossip. Who will trend to the
top? The power is in the viewer's hands! Go to BET.COM/SOCIAL
to select the final winners who will take home the social superstar
The final nominees for round two of "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS" online
Gone are the days of record sales reigning supreme! To be the most
influential social artist, you need streams, likes and views — these
bubbling artists nabbed all 3. Now the question is, who's wavy enough to
take the crown?
Lil Uzi Vert
#BookedAndBusy! These influencers are the definition of "no days off."
From sliding onto our timeline and into our hearts, all while securing the
bag, that's a true hustler mentality. Vote now for your favorite!
DC Young Fly
Social media is the new frontier of comedy and these nominees always
keep us laughing 24/7. From their hilarious posts to their ability to
pick us up when we're down, these nominees take the cake for best social
media comedians. Who served up the best kiki?
Blame It on Kway
If you troll, they're trolling back! Internet beef is nothing new, but
when these nominees let loose, the whole world notices. From clever
reads to snatching edges, these nominees are known to put people back in
their place. Whose clapback game was the strongest?
Pop in your headphones, you're in for a treat. These podcasts are the
voice of the people, and we want to know which one is your favorite!
The Drink Champs
The Bodega Boys
Two Dope Queens
Joe Budden Podcast
Let's celebrate the memes and gifs that came out of nowhere, took over
our timelines and showcased clever moods, shade and subs we didn't even
know we needed.
Issa Rae - "I'm Rooting for Everything Black"
Real Housewives of Atlanta - "Who Said That?"
Michael Jordan Crying
These power couples epitomize #relationshipgoals and we're here for it!
Rep your favorite couple and vote below!
Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka'oir
Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert
Cardi B & Offset
Remy Ma & Papoose
Russell Wilson & Ciara
Social media has flipped entertainment news on its head; these new media
outlets represent the best sources of all the tea to fill your cup.
The Shade Room
Produced by BET Networks, "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS" is executive
produced by Mike Epps, Kyra Robinson and Eric Conte.
To apply for media credentials to cover the "THE BET SOCIAL
AWARDS" please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updates and more information about "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS",
please visit BET.COM/SOCIAL.
Join the conversation on social media by logging on to our social media
platforms using the hashtag: #BETSocialAwards.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
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nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and
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ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS
Tyler Perry Studios [TPS] is an all-inclusive, premiere film and
television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer,
filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist, Tyler Perry. Located ten
minutes from downtown Atlanta, GA, the newest studio location opened in
2015 at the former Fort McPherson Army base, occupying 330 acres. The
campus provides a variety of shooting locations, including 40 historic
buildings built between 1889 and 1910, 200 plus acres of greenspace, 12
purpose-built soundstages, backlots and major sets. When formally
completed in 2018, Tyler Perry Studios will be one of the largest
production studios in the country and the first major motion picture
studio on the East Coast. Tyler Perry Studios serves as an open lot for
numerous outside productions including: AMC's "The Walking Dead,"
Universal's "Pitch Perfect 3,"and HBO Films "The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks." It also serves as headquarters for Tyler Perry
productions including films "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween," the upcoming
"Acrimony" starring Taraiji P. Henson; and TV shows such as "The Haves
and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor," and "The Paynes."
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