A rule change earlier this year by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) cleared the way for the web-based version of All My Children and One Life to Live to be eligible to compete in all of the major categories at the Daytime Emmys. But that was before production on both shows was indefinitely suspended. And now one performer who was considered to be a frontrunner for a nomination has bowed out.
"I've decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 Emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want 2 move on," Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) announced via Twitter. "The many months of being told we're on hiatus but [would be] coming bck & then snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I'm in is just completely distancing myself from AMC [with] regards of an Emmy consideration."
"I will 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing Angie beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon… & our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart... Darnell, Mickey, Sal, Cady, Thorsten, Vincent... just to name a few," Morgan continued. "However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end [and] to be honest I don't need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was able 2 bring 2 U. Your tweets said it all & that's 'Emmy' enough for me!"
Morgan already has one Emmy win under her belt. In 1989, Morgan tied for the Outstanding Supporting Actress trophy with Nancy Lee Grahn (ex-Julia Wainwright, Santa Barbara)
Morgan has already booked a post-AMC project. The actress will appear as Estelle in rapper 50 Cent's new STARZ drama, Power.
According to Deadline, Power "tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: He is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele."