The nominations for the 45th NAACP Image Awards have been announced. The Young and the Restless led the pack, and soap vets were once again featured in TV and film categories. The Image Awards will air live February 22 on TV One.
The nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards were announced on January 9. Among the dozens of nominees are ten choices for outstanding actor and actress in a daytime drama series. The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in the arts in television, recording, literature, and motion pictures.
Just three soap operas received nominations this year. The Young and the Restless led the pack with five nominations, while The Bold and the Beautiful earned four nominations. General Hospital picked up one nomination.
Elsewhere on the ballot, soap opera veterans were well represented. All My Children alum Michael B. Jordan
(ex-Reggie Montgomery) was nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in the film Fruitvale Station
. Grey's Anatomy
's James Pickens, Jr. (ex-Zack Edwards, Another World), and Criminal Minds
' Shemar Moore
(ex-Malcolm Winters, Y&R) received nods for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Here is the listing of soap-related nominees for this year's NAACP Image Awards. For a complete listing of all nominees, click here.
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Tequan Richmond (T.J. Ashford, General Hospital)
(Carter Walton, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Aaron D. Spears
(Justin Barber, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Kristoff St. John
(Neil Winters, The Young and the Restless)
(Tyler Michaelson, The Young and the Restless)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, The Young and the Restless)
Angell Conwell Leslie Michaelson
, The Young and the Restless)
(Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless)
(Dayzee Leigh, The Bold and the Beautiful)
(Maya Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Last year's winners were The Young and the Restless' Kristoff St. John and Tatyana Ali.
The 45th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 to 11:00pm ET/PT tape-delayed), on TV One. A one-hour red carpet pre-show will air live beginning at 8:00pm ET.