Star Trek stars Nichelle Nichols and Armin Shimerman pick up their first Daytime Emmy nominations, Whoopi Goldberg picks up her fourteenth. Plus, John Cho lands a recurring role on Difficult People.
Trek Stars Nominated For Daytime Emmys
This afternoon, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Included on the list were three stars from Star Trek on TV. Firstly was Nichelle Nichols, who has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her role as Lucinda Winters, the estranged mother of Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless. Nichols, who’s been a fan of the show for decades, appeared in two episodes last September, helping to celebrate the show’s 11,000th episode. This is Nichols’ first nod from the Emmys after five decades of working in television. Here’a s clip of her Emmy-nominated performance:
Another Trek star nominated today was Armin Shimerman, Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine who is up for the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series. Shimmerman got the nod for his role as Max on the Western web series Red Bird. This too is Shimerman’s first Emmy nomination. See an episode of Red Bird featuring Shimerman below.
Finally, Whoopi Goldberg was nominated, along with her colleagues on ABC’s The View, for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Goldberg, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Guinan, already has two Daytime Emmys and this is her fourteenth nomination.
John Cho To Play Billy Eichner’s Boyfriend on Difficult People
Next up, John Cho. TVLine reports that the he has landed a recurring role on the third season of the Hulu original sitcom Difficult People. Cho will be playing Todd, the “first real boyfriend” of star Billy Eichner’s character Billy Epstein. According to the report, Todd is “an advertising executive who’s every bit as mean and twisted as Billy.” The new season of Difficult People premieres this summer, and co-stars Andrea Martin, who originated the role of Ishka, Quark and Rom’s mother, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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