Thursday, January 8, 2009

Debbi Morgan and Cornelius Smith Get Nominations!!!

The nominations for the 40 Annual NAACP Image Awards have been released and two AMC stars are included in the nominations this year!!! Debbi Morgan (Angie) has been nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Series category, along with four actresses from The Young and the Restless (Christel Khalil, Eva Marcille, Nia Peeples, and Tonya Lee Williams). For the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series category, AMC's Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie) was nominated alongside four men, Bryton McClure (Y&R), Dan Martin (B&B), Montell Williams (GL) and Texas Battle (B&B).

Seeing the nominations spelled out in such a way (only 4 soaps represented - only two in the actress category!), shows me that soaps have a long way to go in incorporating more diversity in their stories. This is 2009, soaps are in trouble as it is. Step it up networks!!

The show will air live on Thursday, February 12 on Fox at 8:00 pm EST.

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