Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards (1 of 5)

The 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards presented by We Love Soaps were held at The Ailey Studios in New York City on Monday, February 21, hosted by the hilarious Martha Byrne, creator and star of GOTHAM. Video from the event is coming soon but in the meanwhile, you can check out our exclusive pictures from photographer Gustavo Monroy below.

Byrne opened the show with a hilarious monologue which covered a variety of topics from producing shows on low budgets, merchandising (she took not one, but two drinks from a GOTHAM mug), the impact of secret weapon Nadia Bjorlin, confusing sexuality, and so much more. Byrne introduced the presenters and cracked jokes throughout.

Here's a rundown of the show:

Presented by: Nick Mathews, IN BETWEEN MEN

Nominees: Pasha Diallo, ANACOSTIA; Jessy Hodges, ANYONE BUT ME; Leon, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; Afton Boggiano, EMPIRE; Bianca Magick, MISS BEHAVE; Kate Conway, OUT WITH DAD; Michelle N. Carter, VENICE

Winner: Pasha Diallo

Presented by: Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA

Nominees: Chanté Bowser, ANACOSTIA; Nicole Pacent, ANYONE BUT ME; Valery Ortiz, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; Kathryn Neville Browne, EMPIRE; Kirsten Vangsness, PRETTY; Kim Zimmer, STEAMBOAT; Pat Rulon, TRAILER MADE; Nadia Bjorlin, VENICE; Hillary B. Smith, VENICE

Winner: Hillary B. Smith, VENICE

Presented by: Kristos Andrews, Gregori J. Martin & Derrell Whitt, THE BAY

Nominees: Liza Weil, ANYONE BUT ME; Beth Chamberlin, CELL; Diahann Carroll, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; Irma P. Hall, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; Molly Burnett, EMPIRE; Shirley Jones, FAMILY DINNER; Nicole Miller, GOTHAM

Winner: Liza Weil, ANYONE BUT ME (accepted by Susan Miller)

Presented by: Jason Leaver, Kate Conway & Will Conlon, OUT WITH DAD

Nominees: Jonathan M. Levine, ASYLUM; Loren Melchor & Chris Zeid, CELL; Robert Pergament, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; Wiley Abbas, IN BETWEEN MEN; Frank Mohler, SOLO THE SERIES

Winner: Wiley Abbas, IN BETWEEN MEN

EDITOR'S NOTE: Additional pictures will be added to each of the five photo pages as they come in. Look for video from the ceremony very soon.

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