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Shemar Moore Nabs NAACP Image Award Nomination For Criminal Minds, But Daytime Drama Acting Categories Deleted!

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Yesterday, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards announced their nominations in all categories for work in television, film, music and literary works, and there was one big glaring omission, and that was there were no nominations in the annual Daytime Drama acting categories for actors and actresses.

According to the NAACP: “The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”  On-Air On-Soaps did reach out to the NAACP Image Award representatives to confirm that the daytime drama categories had been omitted this year.

However, soap fans can note that former The Young and the Restless star and current star of CBS’ Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore did land a nod in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category.  Shemar, who returned this year for a two -day appearance as Malcolm Winters on Y&R, will compete against: LL Cool J for NCIS: LA, Omar Epps for Resurrection, Omari Hardwick for Being Mary Jane, and Taye Diggs  for Murder in the First, for the trophy.

The awards will be handed out live on February 6th on a TV One special beginning at 9PMEST/8PMCST.  To view the complete list of nominations click here!

So, what do you think about the daytime drama performer categories being cut?  Who would you have liked to have seen nominated from your favorite soaps?  Is this a continued sign of the times the way the soaps are perceived or treated?  Comment below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I consider it a slap in the face to daytime soaps…maybe the storylines arent the best at the moment but the actors are doing great with the material given and still shouldnt be overlooked!!!

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

He is so hot. I wish he was back on Y&R and also Drucilla, Fans have wanted asked even begged for Victoria Rowell for years to come back! Shame the fans can’t have what they love

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

VR should be given a second chance…i know of actors who were fired and later returned to their shows…Drucilla could still return…maybe she will…we never know!!!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

VR will never return to Y&R because she is her own worst enemy. She keeps bad mouthing Sony and CBS about not enough people of color as writers and producers yadda yadda yadda. She needs to be quiet, and this is coming from an African American Female.

su0000
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Victoria Rowell/Drucilla, won’t be back..
there still is not one black producer and she really does not like that lol
and— there is still routine behind-the-scenes politics, she really does not like that.
It doesn’t seem that VR and Y&R get along very well, and she is destined to stay at the bottom of the cliff..
((she really gave them hell, didn’t she LOL)

Patrick
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Patrick

I wholeheartedly agree… unfortunately… VR has curtained explosive : would reign : if she did to a part of the reel… that needs ignite…. “the Winters’ …” for decades plus : throw it out their… a core audience of daytime is people of color… to servitude… accept… tolerate… beget… that only a “select” few ARE featured… not an equal representation of our America’ as the latino community has “spurned” the African American is as diverse as always will the Asian abundantly heck… Y&R isn’t even my show to have Abe and Theo + Maxine… in Salem… FEATURE Anne ! where… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It depends why they were omitted? Were they were omitted because there are too few people of color working in daytime that the same few people were winning year after year? If that is the case why should they award daytime dramas when soaps have done such a poor job of promoting issues that relate to ethnicity, race and culture.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

What? Tatyana Ali is not nominated for her role on Y&R? But seriously, men and women of color are underrepresented on soaps and well… soaps are underrepresented on television. It does not surprise me the categories have been dropped. I would like to have the day when soaps are strong again in daytime, earning the respect they deserve… and awards are given to people without regard to color. To be honest, I am not so high on entertainment industry awards anyway as they can be so political, are so prevalent, and not always genuine. Somebody is always overlooked. But here’s… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Network Tv is dying.
It will soon be infomercials..
Daytime TV is the bottom rung of entertainment..
the only hope for the soaps is to go evening..
I’d bet if the soaps were nighttime not daytime, there would be millions of new viewers..
Cable is where the soaps belong in this the 21st century- daytime is crappy bottom of the food chain viewing, and the great soaps are thrown into that pile by being on daytime tv …

damien
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daytime actors were dumped from the awards the way leslie and tyler were dumped from y n r!
redaric and angell were such a nice addition to genoa city and deserve better than the way leslie supposdley got married out of nowhere and tyler got dumped by abby without fighting for her! its insulting to the audience they way they ve absent from the show!
i miss tyler and leslie and hope they return!! leslie belongs with neil especially now that hillarys taking advantage of his blindness! tyler belongs with abby they were so sweet together!

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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Eric Kim Named Exec VP of Current Programs CBS Entertainment & CBS Studios; Will Oversee Daytime Programming

As the executive shuffle continues at CBS, and through many entertainment conglomerates in Hollywood, Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs. In his new role, Eric will oversee current primetime and daytime programming for the CBS network and for the studio.

Kim replaces Amy Reisenbach, who was recently promoted to president of CBS Entertainment.  In a statement on Kim’s new position, Reisenbach shared: “I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community. I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios who Kim will also report to expressed: “Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive. His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”

Eric has been with CBS over the last 11 years, and has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series including; Blue Bloods and CSI.

Prior to joining the network, Kim worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged and was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.

Soap fans, of course, are hoping that Eric will be a huge supporter of the soaps, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful as well as the entire CBS daytime line-up.

So, what do you think of the latest executive change at CBS? Hopeful that Eric Kim will continue to support in-full Y&R and B&B’s efforts? Comment below.

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Laurence Fishburne to Present Levar Burton with Lifetime Achievement Honors at ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh Hall, One Life to Live 1973-1976 ) will present Levar Burton with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Children’s & Family Emmys on December 11th from the Wilshire Ebell theatre in Los Angeles.

Fishburne, who collectively had won a Tony, NAACAP and Emmy Awards, will honor his longtime friend for the body of his work. Most notable among their many collaborations was when Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of Roots, which starred Fishburne.

As many know, Levar Burton is an actor, director and educator who has taught generations of children about the joys of reading through his show Reading Rainbow. Throughout his career, Levar has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other accolades.

Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony will be hosted by former 30 Rock star, Jack McBrayer, and will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.

What do you think about Levar Burton receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ and from Laurence Fishburne, no less? Comment below. 

 

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