It was a great night for primetime soapy dramas at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards and some familiar faces to daytime audiences. First, Sterling K. Brown took top honors for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Randall Pearson on NBC’s This Is Us. In attendance supporting Brown were his fellow castmates former Y&R star, Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, who play Brown’s siblings on the smash hit NBC show.
Empire took two top honors! First, for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series to Taraji P. Henson for her performance as Cookie Lyon, and Henson’s on-screen son, Jussie Smollett took top Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jamal.
In the Outstanding Drama Series, the award went to Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey’s Queen Sugar, which has in its cast Days of our Lives star, Greg Vaughan as Calvin.
Two other performers who got their start in soaps took acting honors as well. Laurence Fishburne (Ex-OLTL) took home the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on black-ish, and Tichina Arnold (Ex-Ryan’s Hope) took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Remorse. View the entire winners roll call list here.
So, what do you think of Brown, Henson, Smollett and Queen Sugar’s NAACP Image Award victories? Comment below!