CBS Almost Sweeps Daytime NAACP Nominations

The NAACP Image Award Nominations were announced today and it was almost a clean sweep by CBS soaps in the Daytime Drama categories. The exception being nominations for All My Children’s Debbi Morgan and Cornelius Smith Jr. Who do you think should win?

Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Bryton McClure – The Young and the Restless
Cornelius Smith, Jr. – All My Children
Dan Martin – The Bold and the Beautiful
Montel Williams – Guiding Light
Texas Battle – The Bold and the Beauitful

Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Christel Khalil – The Young and the Restless
Debbi Morgan – All My Children
Eva Marcille – The Young and the Restless
Nia Peeples – The Young and the Restless
Tonya Lee Williams – The Young and the Restless

29 Responses

  1. Profile photo of season1217

    Did I fall and hit my head? Texas Battle over Darnell Williams! Is there any more evidence needed to show the lack of diversity in soaps when these are supposed to be the pick of the litter?!


    Pushing Daisies – You will always be in my heart!

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    Most of those nominations are just ridiculous, as ridiculous as last year was!

    Nothing to do with talent!

    And it is too bad, because we have a lot of talented actors and actresses to chose from!

  3. Profile photo of Jorpa

    Uh, when did Christel Khalil go to B&B? And WHY was she even nominated???

    I think Darnell Williams (why is he not in there?) and Debbi Morgan should have it.

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    Here we go again, the cult of the CKLily haters, first off she is on Y & R not B & B. Second, she absolutely deserves to be nominated for her many years of work on Y & R. She is a fine example for young women of color everywhere. Props Christel, I love ya.

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    Who made this list?!?!? They obviously don’t watch soaps! I’m convinced they just put ppl’s names in a jar and drew them out. Where is Darnell Williams and Kristoff St. John? Debbi better WIN, that’s all I gotta say on this nonsense!

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    If Debbi doesn’t win, it’ll be a travesty. She should have won an Oscar by now, she’s so good. Darnell Williams ought to be there, obviously. Texas Battle’s a nice, appealing actor, but he’s so young, and not a whole lot better than that girl that plays Steffy. James Reynolds (Abe from Days of Our Lives) would be a better choice too, IMO. Montel Williams was good, but on GL for like 2 seconds.

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    J Bernard Jones

    Would it be to impolitic for me, as a Black man, to say that the NAACP Image Awards show has been a horrific joke for about the past 10 years or more?

    And, no, Melodie, they don’t really watch soaps. They simply nominate — and generally award — by default any given Black person on Y&R year in and out, then sprinkle in whatever other Black folks’ head shots they come across to fill out the nominees.

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    I do not understand why some people hate Christel. I love her as Lily. She is beautiful and she doesn’t play Lily so over the top. I also don’t understand Tonya Lee Williams. She’s only been on the show a handful of times this year. I guess it only takes one and I wish she would go back to where she came from. She’s getting on my nerves how she is meddling in everyone’s business.

  9. Profile photo of soapoperafan

    I thought exactly the same thing. Are these people watching the same shows? No Darnell Williams or Lawrence St. Victor from Guiding Light. He finally had a banner year ss Remy and Montel Williams gets the nod? Come on people! Hey, Bernard, love your Avery Brooks picture. I’ve been watching reruns and wondering what he’s been up too

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    Jamey Giddens

    Tyler Perry needs to be ashamed of himself for making the money he does and turning out that horse manuer every week. I wasn’t hating on his plays and even love some of his movies (the more Madea the more tolerable they are), but his television show is absolutelty abysmal. It’s a modern day minstrel show and I wouldn’t wipe my behind with one of those scripts. He can do better than that. Bill Cosby, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and SO many others have put forth a better example of what a top quality black sitcom should look and be like, with LESS upfront cash, so for him to churn out that cheap drivel is unacceptable. I KNOW Oprah ain’t watching that mess or she would tell her homie to stop with the b.s.

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    CBS, NBC, ABC oughta be ashamed of themselves-

    If the NAACP wasn’t going to be serious, they shouldn’t do the award. Just honor the people who’ve made contributions to the daytime industry- DM , DW, and TLW….that’s all they had to do.

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