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WINNERS: 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards

The 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards were held on Monday night at The Ailey Studios in New York City hosted by the hilarious Martha Byrne and presented by We Love Soaps.  DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM captured the Indie Soap of the Year award.  The show also took home the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress with Monica Calhoun winning her first Indie Soap Award.  Anthony Anderson from ANACOSTIA was named Outstanding Lead Actor giving perhaps the most poignant speech of the night.  The mostly industry crowd praised the new frontier of storytelling on the web in a number of speeches from winners that consisted of former daytime soap favorites and new indie pioneers. 

The complete list of winners are below:

INDIE SOAP OF THE YEAR
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Monica Calhoun, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jordan Clarke, VENICE

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hillary B. Smith, VENICE

OUTSTANDING WRITING
Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING
Gregori J. Martin, THE BAY

BEST STORYLINE
EMPIRE: Theodora takes over Empire

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Pasha Diallo, ANACOSTIA

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
PRETTY

OUTSTANDING GUEST APPEARANCE
Liza Weil, ANYONE BUT ME

OUTSTANDING EDITING
Wiley Abbas, IN BETWEEN MEN

OUTSTANDING USE OF MUSIC
OUT WITH DAD

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
CELL

FAN'S CHOICE AWARD
THE BAY

EDITOR'S AWARD: SONG OF THE YEAR
"Gumdrop the Unicorn" - PRETTY

EDITOR'S AWARD: INNOVATIVE MARKETING & FUNDRAISING
ANYONE BUT ME


ABOUT THIS YEAR'S INDIE SOAP AWARD
In a playful nod to the origin of the art form we honor this evening, each Indie Soap Award winner received a one-of-a-kind, 500g block of Savon de Marseille Bonne Mere from L'Occitane.

5 comments:

  1. First, congratulations to all of the winners.

    Second, will We Love Soaps be broadcasting video of the event as you did last year?

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  2. Congratulations to everyone! A big thanks to Damon and Roger for putting it together! And Martha for rockin' it out as host!

    Best,
    Steve & Everyone at PRETTY

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  3. I was following several tweeters last night and enjoying finding out the winners.

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  4. Congrats on pulling off such a nice event.

    How were the winners determined - and by whom? Was there a panel of judges?

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  5. Thanks, everyone. We are thrilled with how the event turned out.

    Columbus, we consulted with some of our peers who cover web series to help come up with the nominees and winners. It's such a huge number of shows now and we try to keep up each week as best we can to not overlook anyone. It's an exciting time on the web for content developers and these folks are such positive forces. Promoting and honoring them is one of the most rewarding things we do. :)

    Next year bigger and better!

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