Debbi Morgan And Darnell Williams Among Those Nominated For NAACP Image Award

All My Children fan favorites Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams are among those nominated for the 42nd NAACP Image Awards for acting in a daytime drama series. Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump.

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Aaron D. Spears
- The Bold and the Beautiful 

Cornelius Smith, Jr.- All My Children

Darnell Williams- All My Children

Rodney Saulsberry- The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Debbi Morgan- All My Children

Julia Pace Mitchell- The Young and the Restless

Tatyana Ali- The Young and the Restless

Tonya Lee Williams- The Young and the Restless

Yvette Freeman- The Bold and the Beautiful

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards air March 4, at 8 PM EST on Fox.

3 Responses

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    Am I the only one who thinks these nominations just prove that the NAACP do not watch soap operas?

    Tonya Lee Williams was on Y&R for mere seconds in total for 2010, and her few scenes were definitely not worthy of an award (don’t get me wrong – I love Tonya but she flat out did not have any material).

    Tatyana Ali is in the same boat. She was on screen even less than Tonya and while I love Tatyana in Buppies, her work on Y&R is anything but memorable.

    Aaron D. Spears couldn’t even say his own name convincingly. His “performances” are cringe-worthy at best.

    Rodney Saulsberry? Really? His role as Anthony for two or three episodes was more likely recognized for being part of a buzz worthy story line than for his attempt at acting.

    Yvette Freeman… I didn’t know extras were eligible to be nominated!?!

    I will say I’ve heard great things about Debbi Morgan from AMC but since I don’t watch, I can’t comment on hers or the other two nominations.

    I believe these actors are deserving of recognition:
    OLTL – Sean Ringgold and Shenell Edmonds (or even J.J. Singleton)
    DAYS – Renee Jones
    Y&R – Christel Khalil and Kristoff St. John (neither are my favorite but they deserve it over the actual nominees)
    B&B – breakthrough star Kristolyn Lloyd

    The sad part is, it must be difficult for an organization like the NAACP to single out the best black actors in daytime since there are so few black actors on these shows.

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    Restless Vixen

    ICA with you emblazoned. It seems to me that the NAACP just punch tickets these awards and goes with the actors from the number #1 rated soap regardless of the performance on Y&R and the rest of the soaps. I think actors from Y&R win these awards almost every year. Given that there are so few actors of color on soaps, it would be nice if the NAACP actually did something bold and got rid of the soap categories until more diversity (and not just for black actors) was displayed in daytime

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