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Did Obba Babatundé's Performance On Tuesday's B&B Just Score Him His Next Daytime Emmy?

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Obba Babatundé was just named the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series at Sunday’s 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Obba won the gold for his scenes where Julius and his transgender daughter Maya (Karla Mosley) have a major confrontation at Maya and Rick’s (Jacob Young) wedding.

Now, comes another stirring and memorable performance that should be remembered come Emmy time next year!  The action happened on Tuesday’s episode of B&B.  The set up has that Nicole (Reign Edwards) has learned that Sasha (Felisha Cooper) is her biological sister, and that Julius is their father, but Vivienne (Anna Maria Horsford) is not Sasha’s mother.   This happens when Sasha spills the beans to Nicole in a confrontation over the man in their life, Zende (Rome Flynn).

Now alone with Julius, Nicole lets him have it for his deception, and Julius in tears explains to Nicole how he was driven to another woman, which seems to have stemmed from Myron (now Maya) and Vivienne turning his back on him years ago, and turning to someone else for comfort, or so he explains.   In these scenes both Obba and Reign Edwards brought the drama in compelling performances.

Later, after promising to set the record straight with Vivienne before Nicole does, Julius instead goes to confront Sasha. He lets her know how he took care of her, and how me made sure Vivienne was in her life. But now that she betrayed him, by revealing the one thing he asked her not to do and to keep quiet about, Julius bascially tells her he doesn’t want her as part of the family.  With one tear streaming down his face, and defiant and hurt, it was Obba at his best.

Watch the scene between Sasha and Julius after the jump, and make sure to catch the episode and the scene between Nicole and Julius.   Then let us know, will Obba make it a two-peat at next yeat’s Daytime Emmys?

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YES! That was such an amazing performance. I was riveted to the screen. He was amazing. And kudos to the writers for the material. It was a fantastic episode.

Rose
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It was a great performance. Can’t say enough about Obba. But don’t forget Sasha and Nicole…they have been very good as well. Helps being in scenes with a really good actor…rubs off.

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OK-
I have watched BB..
Nonetheless; Obba Babatundé touched me while watching his scene.. (BRAVO!

su0000
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ooops to be ” I have ”never” watched BB ..

Kevin
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I replayed the last 3 minutes of yesterday’s B&B to observe Babatunde’s masterful handling of his scene with Sasha. What he did in those few moments was really special, true artistry! Felt really fortunate to be watching…

Mark Y
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He was in the original cast of Dream Girls on Broadway

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It is not easy to portray a jerk, yet evoke a bit of sympathy for the character at the same time, and he did that with the scenes that won him an Emmy and he has done it again with these scenes. Actually his character is one of more complex ones to come along on B&B, normally Brad’s characters are pretty shallow and one dimensional, but this character has layers and this actor knows how to reveal them slowly and with restraint– so he is jerk, but he is a jerk for a reason and that is refreshing on any… Read more »

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MarySF…very well said.

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I always love the scenes Obba does—he really knows how to chew scenery but this was definitely his best day yet. What had to have helped was the 2 young ladies he was acting opposite with because they were very good in their scenes with him too so that must have added that extra punch he needed to wow us with his performance. This has been one story that I have been interested in from the beginning.

Mo
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Today’s episode should be good as well.

And yes, very impressed with Reign and Felisha. And Anna is always good!

penny
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I can’t believe this man had me in tears! I truly believed his performance as if it was life imitating art. Wow! Standing O, but you’re still a jerk, ;).

penny
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Anna, Reign and Felisha were brilliant in their performances. I appreciate the writers/director for choosing to give these women the normal and realistic reaction to a difficult and hurtful situation that no one wants to deal with.

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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TONIGHT: DAYS Lamon Archey on CW’s ‘All American’

Monday night, January 18th, Days of our Lives, Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) returns to the CW’s All American (8 p.m. ET) in his recurring role of Superintendent D’Angelo Carter.  Archey, first appeared on the prime time series, back on the season two finale.

In a promo teasing tonight’s episode it says, “Grace won’t let him get to her that easily.”

Karimah Westbrook stars in the series.  Will sparks ignite between Grace and D’Angelo?

Check out the tease for tonight’s All American below.

Then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Lamon in his primetime role via the comment section.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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