(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, March 4, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the winners of the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Live on FOX. Find out which of your favorite stars walked away with top honors in the Daytime categories.
Since the NAACP Image Awards introduced the categories in 1994, CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” has consistently dominated Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. Not including this years Image Award winners, in the Outstanding Actress category, “Y&R” has earned 14 of the 17 potential wins. “Y&R” superstar Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Winters) has dominated the category earning 11 of those 14 wins. Co-star Tonya Lee Williams (Dr. Olivia Winters) has earned 2 Image Awards and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) picked up an Image Award in 2008. Tracey Ross, who starred on NBC’s “Passions”, won an Image Award in 2007 & the actress who was considered the front-runner for the 2011 win, “All My Children’s” Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), picked up the honor in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, “AMC’s” Cornelius Smith Jr. put an end to a 16 year run of “Y&R” domination in the Outstanding Actor category. Together, on-screen brothers Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm Winters), 7 Image Awards in the category, and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), 8 Image Awards in the category, picked up all but one of those 16 wins, with Bryton McClure capturing an Image Award of his own in 2009.
In 2011, which marked the first year that the Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Daytime Drama Series categories were presented on broadcast television, “Y&R’s” Tatyana Ali (Roxanne) and “AMC’s” Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) picked up top honors.
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
· Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
· Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
· Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
· Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
· Yvette Freeman – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
· Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
· Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
· Darnell Williams – “All My Children” (ABC)
· Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Williams is one-half of daytime’s first African-American super-couple, Jesse and Angie Hubbard. The 56-year old actor has played the role of Jesse Hubbard on “AMC” from 1981 to 1988 and from 2008 to present. In between stints, the actor also starred on ABC’s “Loving” and “The City” & CBS’s “Guiding Light”. This marked Williams’, a two-time Daytime Emmy winner, first Image Award win in three nominations. Ali is best known the once-popular NBC comedy series “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where she played Ashley Banks. The 32-year old actress played that role for the duration of the series, 1990 to 1996. At the age of 17, Ali picked up her first NAACP Image Award win in the category of Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress for her work on the series starring movie-star Will Smith. Friday’s win marks Ali’s second NAACP Image Award win in five nominations. In an interesting note, Ali has yet to appear in 50 episodes of “Y&R” since joining the CBS drama in 2007.
For more details on other nominees & winners, follow this link: http://www.naacpimageawards.net