HomeTVCBSYoung and Restless’ Kristoff St. John and Tatyana Ali Take NAACP Image Awards Jillian Bowe February 4, 2013 CBS, NAACP Awards, News, One Life to Live, Soap Opera, TV 11 Comments The Young and the Restless’ Kristoff St. John and Tatyana Ali took home honors at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 1.The duo snagged Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series respectively. Even though Ali's character only appears when "the black people have a party" (Her words, not mine!), she and St. John received some love. Congrats to both! Photos by PR Photos 11 Responses Jon February 4, 2013 Tatyana Ali? Outstanding Daytime Actress? What a freakin’ joke! Did she even appear for more than 5 minutes on screen in 2012? The actress should have refused the “nomination” on principle. Log in to Reply pjc722 February 4, 2013 It’s pretty sad that a talented actress like Ali gets an award for being arm candy and having no dramatic use on this show. Her character would have been better used to be the eye candy that Tyler wants and Devon to see things aren’t so chill in his love life instead of using Tyler to separate lily and cane after we watched lily go crazy after she lost cane only a couple of years ago!!! As much as the new regime is getting praise for reversing the dialogue on Y&R they are certainly not effectively using the actors and characters that already populated genoa city before bringing in newbies. Come on critics… Start talking abt this crap because we all know its true. Talented actress. Barely used That’s my take. What’s yours? Log in to Reply Daniel St. John February 4, 2013 I always get a good laugh when stuff like this happens. Ali is barely on YR and when she is the show doesn’t give her anything award worthy to do. The Image Award folks just recognize her name from the Fresh Prince and declare her the winner. Log in to Reply josser February 4, 2013 Ali gets the award b/c NAACP members get to vote for her. It’s all about name recognition and not talent. It’s shameful. Actresses who actually do good work aren’t rewarded. Log in to Reply njtaurian February 4, 2013 As an NAACP member and an Image Award voter, I would like to apologize to the soap viewers ONCE AGAIN for Tatyana Ali’s win. Though she is a talented actress of whom I have been a fan for over 20 years now, I do not believe her minor character and minimal screen time warranted a nomination let alone a win in this category (this year OR last year OR the year prior to that). Unfortunately like many award shows the nominees in the less prominent categories are pretty much popularity contests and rather than perhaps looking up YouTube clips of the nominees’ work, voters just chose the name they recognized. Once again (and for the THIRD year in a row) I extend my utmost apology! Log in to Reply Jon February 4, 2013 Apology accepted but c’mon, the actress herself should have some pride and dignity and refuse that joke of a nomination. Log in to Reply njtaurian February 4, 2013 I agree with you Jon. She stated in an interview that she “didn’t even know about this nomination”. She was already nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy for “Love That Girl” so she was at the event anyway. However, she claims that she didn’t find out she was nominated for Y&R until her name was called as the winner. Personally, I’m still stinging from her first 2 wins OVER Debbi Morgan…I mean COME ON DEBBI MORGAN!!! Seriously?!? smh…unfortunately, it is what it is. Log in to Reply PhoenixBanks February 4, 2013 Please get out of my head! LOL! Although I’m not a member of the NAACP, you took the words directly from my mouth/head. I was awake around 4AM over the weekend and decided to check the news where I learned of her win. I was beside myself with frustration. Thanks for your comment! Log in to Reply PhoenixBanks February 4, 2013 Now this is the real tragedy! Beating Debbi Morgan – SMH! Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 February 4, 2013 [quote=PhoenixBanks]Now this is the real tragedy! Beating Debbi Morgan – SMH![/quote] AT LEAST THEY DIDN’T GIVE IT TO CHRISTAL KHALIL OR WHATEVER HER NAME IS. Log in to Reply pferrando February 7, 2013 It kinda makes the awards a non-event, and takes away from the talent that should and sometimes does win. Too bad. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.