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  • Linda L. Tatum
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    Darnell Williams (Jese Hubbard, All My Children) is WAY, WAY, WAY overdue for a much deserved Emmy for his stellar performances of 2011, bar none.

    My question is when did the Emmy’s last award and African/American Black actor in Lead Actor in a series???

    As I was reading all these so-called “experts” give their predictions for this year’s nominees, I saw Anthony Geary in number 1 position, with the exception of 1 “expert”.  Darnell Williams was placed in the 2nd position for all, except one “expert”.  When Darnell Williams received his first Lead Actor Emmy, it was far back in 1985.  Apparently there is this huge gap in recognizing minorities in recent years.  Back in the 70’s/80’s there seemed to be a slightly better balance in nominations/wins of minorities in mominations/wins.

    Emmy voters in the early 80’s may have been better educated and more open-minded in judging performance to award the Best Performance in nominations/wins than today, 2012.  So what is going badly now?  Have Emmy judges been dumbed down to judging on “popularity” or on “fear judging” methodology?

    Now, I will give credit to Daytime Confidential’s expert predictions of having neither Anthony Geary or Darnell Williams in the number one position.  He has Robert S. Woods, One Life To Live, as the number one position.  Maybe due to smart thinking and performance based judging ONLY instead of “popularity” judging.

    Darnell Williams HAS the performance tapes to win the Emmy, for sure.  It is time and way, way overdue, for sure.  He has everything going for him and that goes for his longtime acting partner Debbi Morgan too.  Both of them deserve to be walking that stage for a long overdue Emmy win.  Darnell deserved to be nominated for his work in 2008, additionally.  The reunion/shack scenes, the episodes with Frankie’s kidnapping, the wedding/saving Angie action packed scenes, his scenes with Debbi on the Rebecca/Natalia storyline arc.  Well, that whole entire year, he should have received a nomination, and maybe even a win too.  Darnell should have been nominated in 2011 for his work of 2010 with the emotional scenes finding out Angie’s blind and pregnant.  His range was Top Notched going from happiness at the news of her pregnancy to shock and emotions on learning that she was losing her eyesight.  Now that is range and that is what an Emmy judge needs to be focusing on when viewing tapes.

    Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan gave the BEST performances on ALL Daytime soaps of 2011.  Everyone else was weak, in comparison and writers of All My Children gave Angie and Jesse Emmy-award winning material, bar none.  No one else comes close, no one and not even Anthony Geary.

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    Ryan Earle
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    I’d be ok with Darnell Williams not winning since he already has a Lead acting Emmy statue and the Emmy’s have awarded black male actors in the lead category in the past.

    I hope Debbie Morgan wins because not only did she give a spectacular performance, but a black female actor has NEVER won a lead daytime emmy award. Morgan would be the first one to do that.  

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    Linda L. Tatum
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    RyanEarle

    How many Lead Actor statue’s does Anthony Geary have?  So your weak arguement about this thing that he already has ONLY ONE at this time, does not hold up.  Darnell gave the Best Performance of 2011, bar none.  He deserves to win his SECOND Lead Actor emmy, period.  So performance should win over “popularity” and/or color of skin.  I

    I will be OK with Darnell Williams WINNING his SECOND Emmy and he deserves it so much.  The birth scenes with amazing range, well color of skin should not matter.  Darnell is the Best Actor from 2011.  Darnell gave spectacular performance and he should take home Emmy along with his longtime acting partner Debbi Morgan. 

    It is time for Emmy to make history.  Both of them, award winners for 2011 and it is long overdue for both.  How loing has it been since Darnell won, too long.

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    First off, it’s highly subjective as to who has “the best performance bar none”.    While he may be one of the front-runners, I’d say a lot of factors are working against him rather than for him.

    For one you have Emmy-favorite Anthony Geary with a critically hyped performance, you have Woods who is popular and has OLTL sympathy on his side.    You also have the fact that Darnell’s performance isn’t as hyped.     I believe that Geary is going to win.

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    Linda L. Tatum
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    Boidiva02

    So you are a “favortism” advocate for Anthony Geary.  He has multiple Emmy’s due to popularity and NOT necessarily for performance based.  That is so weak with your assertion that ” he has a so-called critically hyped performance based on popularity and not necessarily performance.  Darnell Williams has AMC sympathy on his side since AMC was cancelled too and not in a good way either.  Darnell Williams WON the NAACP Best Actor in a Daytime Drama in 2011.  So Darnell Williams is a VERY popular also. 

    Darnell’s performance SHOULD be “as hyped”, whatever that means.  

    Darnell has not stood on the stage since how long ago?  He has the material, the sympathy vote, the popularity and everything else too. 

    It is time for Emmy to make things right and make history with Darnell and Debbi on that stage with their much deserved  Emmy’s in hand.  Both of them have been waiting for decades so it has been a long time since an African American/Black actor has stood on the stage receiving an Emmy.

      

             

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    This thread . . .

    Darnell is solid, but I never really been wowed w/his acting (though I think he was robbed of a nomination for his return a few yrs. back). For me, the award is Tony Geary’s to lose b/c not only did he had a banner year he also has the tape.

    As for Debbi, totes agree that she would be a deserving winner. 

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    Ryan Earle
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    Wow, Linda you need to chill out and calm down. No where did I say that I thought Anthony Geary was going to win, so YOUR arguement doesn’t hold up girl. You were stating that a black actor just had to win, but I was just stating that Darnell already has a lead Emmy, so it wouldn’t be like if he lost he doesn’t have a lead Emmy already.

    I mean, I’m a huge Morgan fan and supporter, but when somebody tells me she isn’t going to win, I don’t get all mad and angry and jump on this board and spout off at the mouth. So next time chill out Linda and calm down. It’s just an award, it isn’t going to change your life darling. Geesh. 

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    Also, Linda you were wrong that if Darnell wins it would be Emmy history. If Morgan wins it would be Emmy history, but not if Darnell wins. Unless you mean if the two win together, then yes that would be history, but it is still highly unlikely. 

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    Ryan Earle
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    Linda, I saw that you messaged me like twice in the span of 5 minutes here on the board. So, not only did you respond to me here on this thread, but you also felt the need to message me twice personally on this subject matter. WOW, all I’m going to say. 

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    Boidiva02

    So you are a “favortism” advocate for Anthony Geary.  He has multiple Emmy’s due to popularity and NOT necessarily for performance based.  That is so weak with your assertion that ” he has a so-called critically hyped performance based on popularity and not necessarily performance.  Darnell Williams has AMC sympathy on his side since AMC was cancelled too and not in a good way either.  Darnell Williams WON the NAACP Best Actor in a Daytime Drama in 2011.  So Darnell Williams is a VERY popular also. 

    Darnell’s performance SHOULD be “as hyped”, whatever that means.  

    Darnell has not stood on the stage since how long ago?  He has the material, the sympathy vote, the popularity and everything else too. 

    It is time for Emmy to make things right and make history with Darnell and Debbi on that stage with their much deserved  Emmy’s in hand.  Both of them have been waiting for decades so it has been a long time since an African American/Black actor has stood on the stage receiving an Emmy.

      

             

    Look, history has shown that Anthony Geary is always a safe bet to win this thing.  an NAACP IMAGE award means literally nothing when predicting the Daytime Emmy’s. I mean really, they have nothing in common, NOTHING.

    Critics gave Geary’s work UANIMOUS PRAISE when it aired and basically declared him the winner on the spot. While Williams is good I also have never really been compelled by his work.    He’s an okay actor, but by no means a front-runner.

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