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4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominations Announced

4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominations Announced Today

- Surge of "extraordinary" shows this year; committee "inspired;" faced with "excruciating choices."
DEVANITY and OUT WITH DAD most nominated drama series; HUSBANDS, THE BLOODY MARY SHOW,  and PRETTY most nominated comedies.
- Winners to be announced Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at legendary awards show.

New York, NY (December 17, 2012) - Could this be a turning point in the history of Television? The entire world wide web?

"After breaking all these records (to begin with, we had the most submissions ever and the most nominations ever) we faced a daunting task.  Excruciating choices.  Haggling and horse trading were at an all-time high. But the quantity of high quality made it all worthwhile.  We were definitely inspired.

"But honestly, we barely avoided fisticuffs during the final meeting! There just has never been so much carnage after reducing each category to only six nominees," said We Love Soaps founder Roger Newcomb.

"We used to argue on behalf of a potential nominee, 'it's so good, it could be on TV.'  This time, to make the cut, it had to be, 'this is excellent, it's better than anything on TV!'  It's extraordinary. I think we've passed an historic landmark for the genre.  In so many ways, the shows on this list are better than the scripted, serialized programming on network Television.  Than anything on network Television." 

Over 40 web series received at least one nomination.  Almost 100 were submitted.  To be considered, among other qualifications, shows had to be independent, scripted, professional and serialized. And, they had to broadcast at least three episodes in 2012.  In addition to general excellence in TV programming, a special premium is placed on series which follow the mission of the Awards' charity sponsor, the Indie Series Network.  Their mission is to bring quality, independently-produced TV series, with socially relevant messaging and artistic merit, to under-served audiences.

Happily, everyone who worked on one of the series that was accepted for consideration, whether nominated or not, is invited (and encouraged) to attend the enormous, star-studded, industry-only gala celebration planned for February 19, 2013 at New World Stages in New York City. All-access Guest Passes for the event (really a series of events) just went on sale - at a discount, early bird rate, for now. Series will all be able to sit together for the actual Award Presentation Ceremony as long as they reserve their assigned seats before January 5.

NOW, THE NOMINEES
DEVANITY and OUT WITH DAD led all drama series with nine nominations each.  HUSBANDS, THE BLOODY MARY SHOW and PRETTY each had nine nominations on the comedy side.

Complete list of 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards nominations:

BEST WEB SERIES (DRAMA)
DEVANITY
HITMAN 101
HUSTLING
OUT WITH DAD
THE OUTS 
RAGGED ISLE

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Jillian Clare, MISS BEHAVE
Signy Coleman, RIVER RIDGE
Kate Conway, OUT WITH DAD
Kayla Olson, ONCE YOU LEAVE
Jessica Press, HUSTLING
Miriam Pultro, MYTHOS

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA
Hunter Canning, THE OUTS
Michael Caruso, DEVANITY
Georgie Daburas, HITMAN 101
Sebastian La Cause, HUSTLING
Sam Martin, COST OF CAPITAL

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Katie Caprio, DEVANITY
Pasha Diallo, ANACOSTIA
Lauren B. Martin, EMPIRE
Kate Revelle, MILGRAM AND THE FASTWALKERS
Daphne Rubin-Vega, HUSTLING
Cotton Wright, INTERSECTION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (DRAMA)
Ian Carlsen, RAGGED ISLE
Kelvin Cook, ANACOSTIA
Adam Henry Garcia, MYTHOS
Tommy Heleringer, THE OUTS
Corey Lof, OUT WITH DAD
Michael Teh, BREAKING POINT

BEST WRITING (DRAMA)
ANACOSTIA - Anthony Anderson,
DEVANITY - Michael Caruso
HUSTLING - Sebastian La Cause
OUT WITH DAD - Jason Leaver
THE OUTS - Adam Goldman & Sasha Winters,
RAGGED ISLE - Greg Tulonen, Rick Dalton, Karen L. Dodd, Barry Dodd & Jacob Lear

BEST DIRECTING (DRAMA)
THURSTON - Paul Awad
RAGGED ISLE - Barry Dodd
THE OUTS - Adam Goldman
OUT WITH DAD - Jason Leaver
MISS BEHAVE - Scott McKinsey
HITMAN 101 - Scott Staven

BEST ENSEMBLE (DRAMA)
ANACOSTIA
DEVANITY
HITMAN 101
HUSTLING
MISS BEHAVE
THE OUTS

BEST GUEST APPEARANCE (DRAMA)
Martha Byrne, ANACOSTIA
Will Conlon, CLUTCH
Terri Garber, MISS BEHAVE
Wendy Argelia Martínez, HITMAN 101
Robin Riker, DEVANITY
Sheilynn Wactor, BREAKING POINT

BEST WEB SERIES (COMEDY)
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW
DRAMA QUEENZ
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
HUSBANDS
PRETTY
WRECKED

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Stacy McQueen, PRETTY
Miriam Pultro, CASTERS
Bhama Roget, WRECKED
Hillary B. Smith, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Hollie Taylor, THE BLOODY MARY SHOW
Cynthia Watros, CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY)
Ben Baur, HUNTING SEASON
Brad Bell, HUSBANDS
Sean Hemeon, HUSBANDS
Dane Joseph, DRAMA QUEENZ
Rob Michael Hugel, I HATE BEING SINGLE
Ed Robinson, PAIRINGS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Brianna Brown, ADULTS ONLY
Diane Delano, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Dee Freeman, PRETTY
Marina Laduda, THE NATIONAL
Yvonne Perry, SUPER KNOCKED UP
Kirsten Vangsness, PRETTY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY)
Robert Bergin, WRECKED
Michael Taylor Gray, PRETTY
Richie Hart, THE BLOODY MARY SHOW
Robert Maffia, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Ronnie Marmo, ADULTS ONLY
Joss Whedon, HUSBANDS

BEST WRITING (COMEDY)
HUSBANDS - Brad Bell & Jane Espenson
WRECKED - Liz Ellis & Gabriel A. Carbajal
I HATE BEING SINGLE - Rob Michael Hugel
PRETTY - Steve Silverman
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES - Julie A. Smith & Donna Hurst
RUBY SKYE PI - Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick

BEST DIRECTING (COMEDY)
WRECKED - Liz Ellis
CASTERS - Erin Gould
CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST - Ben Fritz
HUSBANDS - Jeff Greenstein
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW - Victoria Howell
I HATE BEING SINGLE - T.J. Misny

BEST ENSEMBLE (COMEDY)
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW
DRAMA QUEENZ
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
HUNTING SEASON
HUSBANDS
PRETTY

BEST GUEST APPEARANCE (COMEDY)
Anthony Anderson, PRETTY
Sebastian Bach, ADULTS ONLY
Jackie Beat, WHERE THE BEARS ARE
Jon Cryer, HUSBANDS
Michele Lee, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Tuc Watkins, WHERE THE BEARS ARE

BEST BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE (ALL SHOWS)
Marion A. Akpan, ANACOSTIA
Stephen Brookins, THE NATIONAL
Garrett Brennan, THURSTON
Brett DelBuono, MISS BEHAVE
Caitlynne Medrek, OUT WITH DAD
Tarjatta Rose, LOVE ATLANTA STYLE

BEST SOUNDTRACK (ALL SHOWS)
HUSTLING
HUNTING SEASON
MISS BEHAVE
OUT WITH DAD
RAGGED ISLE
UNDER THE CHERRY TREE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (ALL SHOWS)
DEVANITY - Rodolphe Portier
I HATE BEING SINGLE - Adam Newport-Berra
THURSTON - Paul Awad
ONCE YOU LEAVE - Nate Locklear
OUT WITH DAD - Bruce William Harper & Jason Leaver
PAIRINGS - Seth Johnson

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (ALL SHOWS)
THE BAR - Sam Diaz
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW - Christopher Skipper
COST OF CAPITAL - Rob Gokee
DRIFTER: BROKEN ROAD - Michael Brasier
RUBY SKYE PI - Studiocat, David Wall, Jamie Shields & Adam White
WHERE THE BEARS ARE - David Maddux

BEST EDITING (ALL SHOWS)
ONCE YOU LEAVE - Nate Locklear
HUSBANDS - Nathaniel Atcheson
RAGGED ISLE - Barry Dodd
OUT WITH DAD - Jason Leaver
THE OUTS - Adam Goldman & Jay Gillespie
RUBY SKYE PI - Mike Reisacher

BEST COSTUME DESIGN (ALL SHOWS)
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW - Mollie Barr
DRIFTER: BROKEN ROAD - Ryan Piotrowski
IN TRANSIT - Nick Plummer
LITERALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL - Amber Shaw
SMALL PARTS - Miguel Cardenas
THURSTON - Kathryn O’Sullivan

BEST MAKEUP (ALL SHOWS)
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW - Jamey-Leigh Weber & Julia Coleman
BREAKING POINT - Tina Soares & Nicole Evans
DEVANITY - Liz Kan
HITMAN 101 - Tzu-Jung Toby Lee
PRETTY - James Freitas & Brenda Oen
RUBY SKYE PI - Jessica Panetta

BEST VISUAL/SPECIAL EFFECTS (ALL SHOWS)
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW - Luke Dyton
RAGGED ISLE - Eric Anderson & Derek Kimball
DRIFTER: BROKEN ROAD - Geoffrey Palmer & Matt Lathrom
RUBY SKYE PI - Mike Reisacher
MILGRAM AND THE FASTWALKERS - Craig Herron
HITMAN 101 - Pranjal Verma

BEST OPENING SEQUENCE (ALL SHOWS)
ADULTS ONLY
DEVANITY
GAY NERDS
I HATE BEING SINGLE
PRETTY IN GEEK
WRECKED

NOMINATIONS BY SHOW:
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW 9
DEVANITY 9
HUSBANDS 9
OUT WITH DAD 9
PRETTY 9
ANACOSTIA 7
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES 7
HUSTLING 7
THE OUTS 7
RAGGED ISLE 7
HITMAN 101 7
MISS BEHAVE 6
I HATE BEING SINGLE 6
WRECKED 6
RUBY SKYE PI 5
ADULTS ONLY 4
THURSTON 4
BREAKING POINT 3
DRAMA QUEENZ 3
DRIFTER: BROKEN ROAD 3
HUNTING SEASON 3
ONCE YOU LEAVE 3
WHERE THE BEARS ARE 3
CASTERS 2
COST OF CAPITAL 2
CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST 2
MILGRAM AND THE FASTWALKERS 2
MYTHOS 2
THE NATIONAL 2
PAIRINGS 2
THE BAR 1
CLUTCH 1
EMPIRE 1
GAY NERDS 1
IN TRANSIT 1
INTERSECTION 1
LITERALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL 1
LOVE ATLANTA STYLE 1
PRETTY IN GEEK 1
RIVER RIDGE 1
SMALL PARTS 1
SUPER KNOCKED UP 1
UNDER THE CHERRY TREE 1

28 comments:

  1. Thank you for recognizing how Will Conlon turned a simple, small role into an engaging, entertaining and committed performance in Clutch. We are truly honoured to stand anywhere on this list amongst these wonderful, deserving shows and look forward to what each of them creates next!

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  2. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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  3. Wow - thank you all so much for the nominations. Glad to be flying the flag for the International Webseries Community.

    All the best from everyone at The Bloody Mary Show.

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  4. Yeay! Thank you guys for all the nominations!!!
    CONGRATS TO ALL THE NOMINEES!!!

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  5. Thanks for the noms! Congrats to all from the team at Ruby Skye P.I.

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  6. Congrats to all the nominees from your fellow nominee, PRETTY. We are honored to be in your fine company.

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  7. What? How the hell is The Bay not on this list? The show is not only awesome, it was nominated for an EMMY!!! How is the show good enough for the Emmy nomination but not for the Indie award? I've not heard of many of the shows on this list, yet The Bay has a huge following - so much that it's gotten attention from TV execs.

    There are so many awards these days, but they amount to absolutely nothing because the entertainment industry is nothing but a "good ole boys" club. Apparently The Bay, or those involved, either didn't know the right people or must not have licked the boots of enough people to get a nomination.

    Excellent story? Good writing? Stellar acting? Nah, those things don't matter as long as you have the politically correct opinion or rub elbows with the right people. It's made the whole thing a joke.

    I'll tell you....I couldn't care less if a show has a certain accolade these days. They mean absolutely nothing.

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  8. Congrats to all the nominees! This was the best year for web series ever!

    Miahappy, THE BAY did not submit their show for consideration at the ISAs this year. So none of the things you describe are happening here. This is a wonderful and welcoming and supportive community. It's nothing like any other awards show I've been around. People root for each other and support each other's success rather than begrudging them.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS - I am so inspired by creativity and professional artistry of the work this year.

    For Miahappy - we foster an open and supportive community. Producers and show-runners have been told since April 5,2012 of the submission procedure. Those who wished to participate had 8 months to do so. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/04/isa4.html

    Thank you everyone for your hard work and spirited participation!!

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  12. Yes, those two deleted posts above are mine. Not sure why my name doesn't show up. Oh well...here goes. On behalf of the entire Miss Behave team, we are so honored to be recognized with nominations. The support of the We Love Soaps team is unparalleled in our little world of indie soaps, and I know myself, along with many other creators, are eternally grateful!

    -Susan

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  13. I'm not sure either, Susan. You are definitely not "unknown". :) But great work this year. See you Feb. 19!!

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  14. Thank you so much! For those of you interested in my other work please visit here:

    www.soundcloud.com/cmwskipper

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  15. Hello! Who can I contact about requesting press passes for this event? We cover a diverse range of events such as NYC Fashion Week, NY Times Travel show, Tribeca Film Festival, Broadway openings, etc. We're also independent filmmakers ourselves and love to support this great community. Please let us know where we can submit our official request and press kit. Thanks! http://martiniproductionsnyc.com/

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  16. Wow! The nominations are in! Congratulations to all the nominees this year! So so sorry we missed this years submissions deadline!

    @Miahappy, I'd like to start off by saying, thank you so much for championing THE BAY. It is fans as passionate as you that have made THE BAY such a success. Your support is greatly appreciated, as is the support of all our wonderful fans. This has been a great year for our show. Being nominated for a Daytime Emmy was a major accolade, as was winning our second ISA Fans Choice Award this past February. I can't emphasize enough how important our fans are to us. THE BAY'S continued success ultimately belongs to all of you.

    As far as this years nominations go and the bombarding emails expressing the disappointment in not receiving any nominations this year. Please know that LANY Entertainment did receive word this past Spring about the changes in the WLS Indie Soap Award nomination procedure, but unfortunately, due to our hectic schedule in filming a new feature, the deadline for submitting THE BAY for the ISAs slipped past us. It was a mistake we do not intend to repeat again and look forward to participating in the nomination process next year.

    We at THE BAY would like to extend to all of this year's nominees a very heartfelt congratulations, and we wish them all much success! We would also like to thank Roger, Damon, Kevin, and all the WLS team members for giving independent serial dramas and comedies support, coverage, and encouragement in an industry once ruled solely by networks. The ISA's are now going into their 4th year and it grows every year into something better than the previous. Thank you so much for your passion for Independent serial drama/comedy. TPTB of our show hope all of our fans and supporters will continue to support Indie dramas and the Indie Soap Awards this year and in the years to come! I can certainly vouch for the quality of production being produced by this years nominees and hope that our fans will take the time to tune in to as many of these shows as possible! Indie dramas are the wave of the future!

    Despite our missing this years deadlines we will try to be present in the awards ceremony in some sort of capacity.

    Sending you all love and light!

    -Gregori J. Martin
    (The Bay the Series)

    PS. @MiaHappy, thank you again for voicing your support for THE BAY! We're looking forward to an even more spectacular Season 3!

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  17. Congrats to all the fellow Nominees, its been a great year for online scripted content and its great to see the new faces emerge as well...looking forward to meeting all of you!

    This event is an awards show yes, but the vibe has always been about supporting each other in the "community" and not competition....lets all remember that

    Happy Holidays!

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  18. Congrats to all the nominees! And to our friends Roger and Damon for continuing the tradition they began by celebrating Indie web shows. And, FYI, before anyone writes another angry message about who is included or excluded from this very embracing event, "Anyone But Me" did not submit this year because we felt that we've been honored so richly by The Indie Soap Awards since its inception that there was no need to compete for the love everyone has already shown us.

    Susan Miller

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  19. Hi Jessica. Enve Public Relations is handling the Indie Soap Awards press so you can contact them with your red carpet request at envepr@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  20. Thank you very much for nominating Pretty In Geek in your awards! We're so glad you like our intro sequence as much as we do! We're so flattered. :) Congrats to the team and the incredible artists involved. And congrats to all the other great series nominated, too! And happy holidays and a wonderful new year to Indie Soap Awards and We Love Soaps. You're doing amazing things for web series, keep up the good work!

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  21. Wow. River Ridge was so good. Disappointed that I don't see more nominees from that show.

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  22. Congratulations to all the nominees and to Eoher and Damon for their unparalleled support of this fledgling soap industry. Good work, everyone! Don't know how to get a name instead of "unknown" on my Google profile, but this is Mimi Torchin!

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  23. Ha ha, well, I never used this before and I did get a name! I obviously haven't made a comment before! But my good wishes remain the same.

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  24. Thanks so much for nominating my amazing actress Yvonne Perry for Super Knocked Up! Can't wait to attend and meet all the amazing talent :)

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