Nominations for the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards Announced


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Texas BattleThe 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced January 6th during a press conference at The SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs ("Private Practice" - ABC), Michael Strahan ("Brothers" - FOX) and "FOX NFL Sunday"), Wanda Sykes ("The Wanda Sykes Show" - FOX), Kyle Massey ("That's So Raven," "Cory in the House" - Disney Channel), Chris Massey ("Zoey 101" - Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless - CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

This year, over 1,200 entries were received in all categories. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.

In the daytime categories the following actors were announced as nominees:

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

* Bryton James - "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
* Cassius Willis - "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
* Cornelius Smith, Jr. - "All My Children" (ABC)
* Terrell Tilford - "One Life To Live" (ABC)
* Texas Battle - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)


Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

* Daphne Duplaix - "One Life to Live" (ABC)
* Debbi Morgan - "All My Children" (ABC)
* Eva Marcelle - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
* Tatyana Ali - "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
* Tonya Lee Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)