The daytime soaps were represented, in sorts, thanks to victories last night by some of the men who were recognized for their work at the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards honoring excellence in the fields of motion picture, television, literature and music. This year, the awards committee had chosen to delete from the categories the acting awards for Daytime Drama Series performers. The 46th annual event was broadcast via TV One over the weekend.
Shemar Moore (pictured on the red carpet) took home the trophy for the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Criminal Minds! Moore has been a long time favorite of the NAACP Image Awards having won several times previously for his role as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless. Last year, Moore made a special two-day guest appearance returning to his Genoa City roots in scenes with his on-screen brother, Kristoff St. John (Kristoff St. John).
Two actors who got their starts on ABC’s One Life to Live also took some hardware last night! Blair Underwood was named Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role in The Trip To Bountiful, and Laurence Fishburne was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in ABC’s black-ish.
Joe Morton, who had roles on Another World and All My Children, won for his performance on ABC’s Scandal for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series! View the complete winners list here!
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