I've decided to try to be less snarky about The Young and the Restless, and now is as good a time as any to start, I suppose. So kudos to the sudser for dominating the soap categories in nominations for the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The very fact that a soap opera which recently had a black crackhead calling a white woman "Miss Phyllis" is being celebrated for its positve portrayal of people of color...well, that says more than I ever could, really.
Y&R's Christel Khalil (Lily), Julie Pace Mitchell (Sofia), Tatyana Ali (Roxanne) and Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia) were all nominated for Oustanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. They will compete against The Bold and the Beautiful's Yvette Freeman, who recurs as Stephanie Forrester's (Susan Flannery) oncologist.
In the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category, The Bold and the Beautiful's Aaron D. Spears (Justin) and Texas Battle (Marcus) recieved nods, as did Y&R's Bryton James (Devon), Emerson Brooks (the dude who helped Erica's doppelganger snatch her up on All My Children) and Days of Our Lives' James Reynolds (Abe).
Here's the portion of the program where I would generally freak out about Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan (Jesse and Angie) not being nominated for the work they did during All My Children's final season, but really, what good has ranting and raging ever done me?
The fact thatTatyana Ali won this award last year, when she only turns up on Y&R once every leap year, proves just how pointless the NAACP Image Awards really are. Who knows, maybe Debs and Darnell figured that out and simply didn't submit themselves?
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