41st NAACP Image Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 41st NAACP Image Award were announced today. Actors from four daytime soaps received recognition.

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
* Bryton James – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)
* Cassius Willis – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)
* Cornelius Smith, Jr. – ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC)
* Terrell Tilford – ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC)
* Texas Battle – "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
* Daphne Duplaix – ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC)
* Debbi Morgan – ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC)
* Eva Marcelle – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)
* Tatyana Ali – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)
* Tonya Lee Williams – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)

UGLY BETTY and GLEE were among the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series. Former daytime soap hunk Lamman Rucker was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

1 comment:

  1. These nominations are a joke!

    Texas Battle instead of Kristoff St. John?

    Eva Pigford?

    I understand how awful the situation is for actors of color on soaps, but where is Christel Khalil? Her performance over the summer was great. Why didn't they include Florencia Lozano, in the past, the Image Awards has nominated Latinos.

    Cassius Willis instead of Kristoff St. John???? What did Willis do as Det. Gil?

    Really? Tatyana Ali instead of Christel Khalil??? That's insane!

    What did Ali do on Y&R other than say hi and bye and run away?

    Whoever came up with these nominations just took randomly chose a few of the African-American actors on soaps and boom, created a list of nominees.

    This is just wrong. Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams and then Khalil and St. John had the most high profile roles on daytime for African-Americans. After them, Rene Jones and James Reynolds then Daphne and Terrell.

    Texas Battle? Can he say a sentence without mumbling?



    Why didn't they nominate Kamar De Los Reyes? He's part black but actually was a real lead actor on One Life to Live!

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