Y&R’s Tonya Lee Williams Nominated for 2010 NAACP Image Award.

The press conference for The 2010 NAACP Image Awards was held January 6 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Jan. 11, 2010 - PRLog -- Ms. Williams is nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Series category, for her role as Dr. Olivia Winters on CBS'S,  "The Young and The Restless."   Ms. Williams has portrayed Dr. Winters for twenty years, a role that has previously garnered her two NAACP awards, in 2000 and in 2002.  

The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (motion picture, television, recording, and literature), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Friday, February 26 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

Recently Williams wrapped on a Lifetime movie, Double Wedding, also starring Tia and Tamara Mowry. She is presently recurring as Octavia Jones, a senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent, on the CBC night-time drama The Border.

Tonya is set to star in the feature film “Sons 2 The Grave” and continues to oversee ReelWorld Film Festival that she founded in 2001.  “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help new and emerging talent reach their full potential and their goals.”

 ReelWorld Film Festival (RWFF); Canada’s premiere non-profit film festival celebrating cultural diversity in front of and behind the camera. What began as a small festival has since garnered international attention. ReelWorld Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th year and takes place April 7-11, 2010 in Toronto.  For more information visit the ReelWorld website www.reelworld.ca

*Ms. Williams is not available for interviews.
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