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AMC's Morgan and Smith Jr. top Daytime Noms for NAACP Awards!

logoAh, yes award season is among us and the nominees were revealed today for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards to be handed out live on FOX on February 26, 2010 8PM/7PMc!   And this year there seems to be some flesh blood in the Outstanding Actor and Actress categories for Daytime Drama Series, plus some familiar faces.  In the Lead Actor category perennial fave, Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) will duke out with Cassius Willis, a newbie to the category as Genoa City’s Dectective Gil Wallace. OLTL’s Terrell Tilford  made the grade for his sexy, yet arrogant surgeon, Greg Evans,and another on-screen doc, Frankie Hubbard, played by Cornelius Smith Jr, got a nomination.  Rounding out the five, B&B’s Marcus, Texas Battle.

On the female side, Debbi Morgan’s, Dr. Angie Hubbard, Y&R’s departed Eva Marcille (Tyra) and recurring- Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia), and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne),  and OLTL’s newbie Daphne Duplaix(Rachel) are the ladies who will see if their name will be called!

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Bryton James – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
  • Cassius Willis – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
  • Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
  • Terrell Tilford – “One Life To Live” (ABC)
  • Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Daphne Duplaix – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
  • Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
  • Eva Marcelle – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Tatyana Ali – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
  • Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

For a complete list of nominees in all categories including film, television, recording and literature, click here!

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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‘Home & Family’ Canceled; Upcoming 9th Season to Be Its Last

In a turn of events, following the recent announcement that a retooled Home & Family was returning to production and will be back on the air three days a week beginning in April, comes word on Tuesday that the series has been canceled.

The upcoming ninth season will now be its last.  The Hallmark Channel morning show features former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) along with Debbie Matenopolos as co-hosts.

In a statement, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson shared:  “The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication. Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5, with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format.

The final episode will air in the late summer on Wednesday, August 4th.

So, sad that the lifestyle show, Home & Family will conclude after this season? Comment below.

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