Posted by | Ray Cornelius

BET Networks have announced the final nominees for the first ever “The BET Social Awards!”  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.

The show will be hosted by comedian and actor Michael Blackson and will shoot live from the new Tyler Perry Studios at Ft McPherson in Atlanta, GA.

As previously reported, this is the first-of-its-kind awards ceremony celebrating 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.

The BET Social Awards is executive produced by Mike Epps.

Check out the final nominees below:


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


21 Savage

Kash Doll



#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.



Jess Hilarious

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

Jess Hilarious

HaHa Davis


Tami Roman

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?

Chrissy Teigen

Remy Ma

Maxine Waters

Angela Rye

Jess Hilarious


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

The Read

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.

Roll Safe

Salt Bae

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!

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

Baller Alert

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