Here’s Nominees for the First BET Social Awards, Michael Blackson to Host

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This year, BET will be airing their first-ever Social Awards 18, which will honor the best and worst in social media over the past year, and they have secured the hilarious presence of comedian Michael Blackson to host the inaugural ceremony.

The event will be executive produced by actor/comedian Mike Epps, and will highlight everything from the biggest memes to hashtags and trends throughout the year that have entertained us all across all social platforms.

Winners will be determined based on fan votes cast at

Over the weekend, viewers choose five nominees from each category to move on to the final round for consideration. Now, voting has begun to select one out five candidates.

Categories Include:


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?

  • Christy Teigen
  • Remy Ma
  • Maxine Waters
  • Angela Rye
  • Sharon Reed
  • Amanda Seales
  • Jess Hillarious
  • Erykah Badu
  • Michael Rapaport
  • Rihanna


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
  • Rap Radar with Elliott Wilson
  • The Read
  • Two Dope Queens
  • Joe Budden
  • Pod Save The People
  • The Brilliant Idiots
  • Another Round
  • On One With Angela Rye


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.

  • Roll Safe
  • Salt Bae
  • Meryl Streep Singing
  • Diddy Met Gala
  • Issa Rae “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black”
  • Real House Wives 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 & Keyshia Kaoir
  • Teyana & Iman
  • Beyonce & Jay Z
  • Cardi B & OffSet
  • Remy Ma & Papoose
  • Russell Wilson & Ciara

Check out the complete list of nominees here and catch BET’s first-ever Social Awards’ 18 on Feb. 11 at 10P/9C.