HomeTVABCErik Valdez and Angell Conwell Among NAACP Image Award Nominees! Jillian Bowe December 11, 2012 17 Comments General Hospital newcomer Erik Valdez (Trey) and The Young and the Restless scene stealer Angell Conwell (Leslie) are among the newer faces nominated for NAACP Image Awards this year. Check out all of the nominees for the daytime drama categories below! Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Aaron D. Spears – The Bold and the Beautiful Erik Valdez – General Hospital James Reynolds – Days of Our Lives Kristoff St. John – The Young and the Restless Rodney Saulsberry – The Bold and the Beautiful Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Angell Conwell - The Young and the Restless Julia Pace Mitchell – The Young and the Restless Kristolyn Lloyd – The Bold and the Beautiful Shenell Edmonds - One Life to Live Tatyana Ali – The Young and the Restless The 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards air Feb. 1 at 8 pm EST on NBC. 17 Responses david46208 December 11, 2012 No Renee Jones? She was the only sistah that had story worthy of a nomination and a win in 2012. What does it take to get a nomination from the NACCP? Does yo’ ass gotta go to a Al Sharpton fundraiser? Do you have to appear on the Tavis Smiley Show? Do you have to appease Cornel West? Did you have to be friends with Monique “oh baba baba baba”? What? All of the Y&R nominees are just a whose who list of black Hollywood. No attention paid to actual work on the screen. On the other hand i’m glad that damn C “don’t care about the advancement of colored people” K (I said it and I stand by that) and more so glad Debbie “miss Phyllis, why did I take this role” Morgan were not nominated. Love Debbie but this was not it. When it comes to the actors We all know James Reynolds should win. But that will never happen since Kristoff (like the guy) St. John makes sure to make all the rounds to the black Hollywood. Most of the nominees in this category were like day players. Heck, i’m surprised “Down home Celeste” Beverly Todd was not nominated or her onscreen spawn with Jay Leno. And heck Darnell Williams deserves some nod for starring and yelling at ‘Ol’ Massah Jack’s’ feet once a month! Sarge…WTF was Maria Arena Bell thinking! I’m gonna cast a 2 time daytime Emmy winning actor who is one half one of the most popular historic super couples and reunite him with a former co-star to have him slaving away at his feet! Sarge: Come on Massah Jack you can do it! Jack: I can’t! I’m sick! Sarge: We’s sick massah! We’s sick! Meanwhile Renee Jones were over there turning out stellar performances and she can’t even get a postcard at Christmas, more or less a nod. There have been many-of-years where her work out-shined everyone (even Victoria Rowell) and they just would not let her get on the ballot. I give up. No matter what they say Renee Jones was the best in 2012. That is a check you can take to the bank and cash! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw-1Tklz3yw Log in to Reply planetgoddess December 11, 2012 I have to agree with u david46208 Renee did her thing over days! I would sit here a rant but it wont change the ballots so if I had to chose I would go with Shenell Edmonds oltl she actually had more screen time and better writing than anyone on that list and that was for only two weeks total in 2012 so lets just think about this lmao. They using Tatyana footage from Fresh Prince because she wasn’t even on y&r in 2012 so y she’s on there I have no idea. ????? how did erik even get on this list oh someone please answer that for me????? Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon December 11, 2012 Sadly, these awards have never been about screentime or quality of performances. Log in to Reply david46208 December 11, 2012 The real Nominee list again should have been: Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Texas Battle – The Bold and The Beautiful (bad acting but he had the Text message storyline) Erik Valdez – General Hospital James Reynolds – Days of Our Lives Kristoff St. John – The Young and the Restless Bryton James – The Young and The Restless (He got more work then he has had in years, even if it was off base) Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Angell Conwell – The Young and the Restless Julia Pace Mitchell – The Young and the Restless Kristolyn Lloyd – The Bold and the Beautiful Shenell Edmonds – One Life to Live Florencia Lozano – General Hospital/One Life to Live (Come on now she was a shoe-in for a latina) Log in to Reply david46208 December 11, 2012 @SoapArmageddon: You got that right. You gotta smooze with all the right people! We all know that Denzel Washington will win Best Actor. So see it is not even a real competition. And you know since they got Tyler Perry on the nomination list for his dreadful performance as Alex Cross what this is all about. He got the Baptist nomination! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon December 11, 2012 There is one thing I definitely agree with that one-issue poster, bottomchef, about: There is a shameful lack of Asian-Americans in daytime and on TV in general.. Log in to Reply david46208 December 11, 2012 @SoapArmageddon: Oh yes there is not enough. It seems they didn’t know how to write for Asians more than just as the Vietnam baby’s momma storyline. But don’t let me get started on what they did to Blair. How can you change the race of a character! How on earth could they do that! I never like Blair since she went from Asian to blonde and blue eyed. I felt offended. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq1NJvAkP8I Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 December 11, 2012 [quote=SoapArmageddon]Sadly, these awards have never been about screentime or quality of performances.[/quote] This is so true. The fact that the indie film Middle of Nowhere wasn’t nominated speaks volumes about where the Image Awards are about and what it is not. It doesn’t seem to be about quality of content. I know politics loom large over all these awards shows but the NAACP Image Awards has become one of the worst offenders in recent years. Log in to Reply david46208 December 11, 2012 @MsAgentProvocateur1: It’s just a popularity contest. Like they send a bottle of Alize to the people who select the nominees and say, “don’t forget me!” Is the Black Reel Awards better at least? I would say so. Log in to Reply guilty pleasure December 12, 2012 @planetgoddess: Erik Valdez is a latino actor! That’s why he’s on the NAACP’s nomination list for best daytime actor in a daytime drama series! Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. December 12, 2012 ERIK VALDEZ? Log in to Reply david46208 December 12, 2012 @NathanHastingsSr: Yes the awards honor people of color. Ugly Better star America Ferria has been nominated along with Sandra Oh, Roselyn Sanchez, Rita Moreno, Penélope Cruz and Ziyi Zhang to name a few. So it is not a stretch. But also the actor had the screentime to warrant a name submission. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper December 12, 2012 Erik is Valdez is a HORRIBLE actor, how the heck did he get nominated? I call shenanigans! Log in to Reply Jon December 12, 2012 These nominations are just DUMB! Log in to Reply timepass December 13, 2012 NAACP cannot be taken seriously, they name you if you shows, even as a body you could do. Valdez, they just make my case! Log in to Reply keepscomingback December 13, 2012 These awards should’ve scrapped the daytime categories long ago. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 14, 2012 The NAACP Image Awards lost their LAST shred of credibility the year that Tatyana Ali BEAT Debbi Morgan as “Best Actress.” And the NAACP Awards are not just for African Americans, they are for all minorities, which CLEARLY Erik Valdez is. What he is NOT, however, is worthy of any acting award. I keep thinking back to those HORRID “dramatic” scenes where his character mourns his dead father in what had to be the most DISMAL dramatic performance I have seen from an actor on a soap since Andrew Trischitta. This guy makes Yvonne Zima look like Meryl Streep!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.