Last night at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards which celebrates, according to official press releases, “the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.” The awards were handed out in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The awards presentations aired live on NBC and was delayed broadcast on the west coast and was hosted by talk show host, Steve Harvey!
Actress Kerry Washington was the big winner of the night taking home three Image Awards for her performances on ABC’s Scandal, and her performance in Quentin Tarantino’s oscar-nominated film, Django Unchained. Washington also picked up The President’s Award for special achievement and exceptional public service.
However, in the Daytime Drama acting categories, it was two stars from The Young and the Restless who came away with some trophies! Kristoff St. John received lead actor honors for his performance as Neil Winters besting: Aaron Spears and Rodney Saulsberry of B&B, Erika Valdez, formerly of General Hospital, and James Reynolds of Days of our Lives.
On the female side, once again Tatyani Ali picked up another NAACP Image Award for her performance on Y&R in the seldom seen and recurring role of Roxanne. Ali bested: Angell Conwell and Julia Pace Mitchell from The Young and the Restless, Kristolyn Lloyd from The Bold and the Beautiful, and Shenell Edmonds from One Life to Live!
So soapers what do you of the wins by Kristoff and Tatyani? Do you think the right nominees won? Let us know your thoughts!