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45th NAACP Image Award Acting Nominees For Daytime Drama Series Announced!

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The nominations are in for this year’s  NAACP Image Awards which will be broadcast on TV One.   The nominees were revealed today during the network’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour.

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards, which honor diversity in the arts, will air February 22nd on TV One, with the ceremony itself taking place February 21st!  There were many known and big names in the motion picture and television categories along with nominations for recording, literature, documentary, and writing and producing.   To read the entire list click here!

However for the soaps,  here are the nominees in the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series:  Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS) , Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS), Lawrence Saint Victor – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS), Redaric Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS), and Tequan Richmond – “General Hospital” (ABC)

And for the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, the nominees are: Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS),  Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS), Karla Mosley – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS), Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS), and Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

From the nominees listed above,who would you pick as the Outstanding Actor and Actress for the upcoming NAACP Image Awards?  Let us know!

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No Debbi Morgan?!?!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Likely because Debbi said she wasn’t nominating ANY of her work. Plus, I don’t know if NAACP would recognize a former web series as a daytime drama.

Jules
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Jules

DAYS needs more colour. It’s doing so well in nearly every other area. But they haven’t hired an African American actor in YEARS.

Jules
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Jules

Cameron aside. Just goes to show you how memorable he was.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

They could have nominated him for the stripper storyline.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I agree. Diversity only adds to the denouement and on-going drama of the daytime serial from what should be a decidely different point of view. Bring on some wealthy good looking businessman/woman, ensconse said person in the daily drama and then bring on the poor ghetto loud mouth relatives, the hater friends, the jilted suitors and on and on. IT CAN BE DONE!!!

su0000
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su0000

The newer cast at Y&R are awful..
GH had some very great acting past year..
The ones left out;
Jesse Hubbard )Darnell Williams
Angie Hubbard ) Debbi Morgan
who should get awards for best actor and actress..

Y&R gets way too much credit for many thing, that it does not deserve..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Tatiana Ali will win again, despite never being on the show. SMH.

SZima
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SZima

Who’s Tatiana Ali? Who does she play?

SZima
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SZima

Never mind…I Googled her.

Pretty sorry state of affairs on the soaps (diversity-wise) if some of these nominees were the best they could come up with!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Yes, what’s that about?!?!? I am proud to see actors be celebrated for their work and talents but it would be nice if more of the nominees played major roles or there were more candidates for these honors. I would have liked to see ALL MY CHILDREN represented with a nod for Sal Stowers. She rocked a very difficult sotryline. But maybe onlien shows were not considered by the NACCP? I am disappointed GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Marc Anthony Samuel did not get a nod as his character is all about positive images on many fronts.

Dan
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Dan

Surprised that Marc Anthony Samuel as Felix from GH didn’t get a nomination. I think he’s great.

su0000
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su0000

There a few from GH who gave excellent acting performances this past year..
Why none were nominated is beyond wrong..

Torrey
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Torrey

Well, we all know that without a doubt Debbi Morgan should be nominated and would definitely win if she was. Too bad she’s not submitting any of her work for consideration….but I understand why she chose not to do that. Love you Debbi!! AMC forever!!!!

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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