Shemekia Copeland was the personable host, with many "oldie but goodies" winning awards, including Bobby Rush (86), Bettye Lavette (74), Bob Margolin (71), and Jimmie Vaughan (69), as well as some newbies like Clarksdale Blues Museum alumnus Christon "Kingfish" Ingram (21), who garnered several accolades, including Album of the Year ("Kingfish").
The best part of the online show, which can be viewed at blues.org/blues-music-awards/, was the Flashback Moments that featured old film clips from previous Blues Foundation award shows. Particularly fun were B.B. King and Curtis Salgado, Irma Thomas, Luther Allison, and Rufus Thomas and Bonnie Raitt.
Hopefully, next year's show will be live again and back at its usual venue: the venerable old Orpheum Theater in downtown Memphis.