MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will air live on Sunday night and it will be hosted by Keke Palmer. There will be many performances which include Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS, Miley Cyrus, and many more.
Despite the pandemic and everything else going on, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are pushing forward and will proceed with a broadcast unlike any other in the past as it will carry out an isolated show, following social distancing guidelines.
“The 2020 VMAs will be held on Sunday, August 30, and pay homage to the incredible resiliency of New York with several outdoor performances around the City with limited or no audience, adhering to all state and city guidelines,” MTV previously said in a statement.
To adhere to public health precautions, MTV has opted for outdoor performances during this year's broadcast.
The show will not be held inside the Barclay's Center, but rather have outdoor showcases throughout New York City's five boroughs.
In addition to the usual categories including video of the year, artist of the year, song of the year, best collaboration, and more, MTV has added two new categories aimed at honoring music created during the pandemic: best music video from home and best quarantine performance.
The 2020 VMAs airs live on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. ET, with a pre-show, hosted by Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on MTV.
This year’s main show will simulcast across 11 ViacomCBS brands including BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1, as well as The CW, making it available to an expanded broadcast audience for the first time.
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