Yesterday, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards announced their nominations in all categories for work in television, film, music and literary works, and there was one big glaring omission, and that was there were no nominations in the annual Daytime Drama acting categories for actors and actresses.
According to the NAACP: “The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.” On-Air On-Soaps did reach out to the NAACP Image Award representatives to confirm that the daytime drama categories had been omitted this year.
However, soap fans can note that former The Young and the Restless star and current star of CBS’ Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore did land a nod in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category. Shemar, who returned this year for a two -day appearance as Malcolm Winters on Y&R, will compete against: LL Cool J for NCIS: LA, Omar Epps for Resurrection, Omari Hardwick for Being Mary Jane, and Taye Diggs for Murder in the First, for the trophy.
The awards will be handed out live on February 6th on a TV One special beginning at 9PMEST/8PMCST. To view the complete list of nominations click here!
So, what do you think about the daytime drama performer categories being cut? Who would you have liked to have seen nominated from your favorite soaps? Is this a continued sign of the times the way the soaps are perceived or treated? Comment below!