Thursday, May 23, 2013

ISA4: Brad Bell Wins Best Actor (Comedy)

At the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards, HUSTLING stars Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jessica Press presented the Best Actor (Comedy) award.

The nominees were:
Sean Hemeon, HUSBANDS
Rob Michael Hugel, I HATE BEING SINGLE
Ed Robinson, PAIRINGS

Brad Bell won and gave one of the most memorable speeches of the night.
Oh crap, I really should have written a speech. And earlier I won for writing so the irony is not lost on me that I didn't write anything. This is the second thing I've ever won in my life. This really means a lot because I think some people look at the character of Cheeks as a stereotype or caricature or something two-dimensional. What I really wanted to do with this script and this story was to show that even if you have stereotypes, even if you are feminine and have long eyelashes, or you love Madonna, or you sashay down the street, it doesn't mean that you're not a fully developed human being and you don't have depth or dimension. My femininity is actually what gives me strength. It is not a weakness. To Jane Espenson and Jeff Greenstein, who directed a performance that I never would have delivered on my own, and my co-stars Sean Hemeon and Alessandra Torresani, I would not have been able to deliver without them giving me that energy, thank you. And really thank you so much for this. This means a lot to me.

Watch a montage of the nominees and the speech below:

The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards (ISA4) were held on February 19, 2013 at New World Stages in New York. Click here for a full list of winners.

- ISA4: Opening Montage
- ISA4: Best Web Series (Drama) Montage
- Indie Soap Awards History and Archive
- WINNERS: 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards
- WINNERS: 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards
- 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards: Jillian Clare, Miriam Pultro, Sam Martin Top Anne Sayre's Best Dressed List


  1. Fantastic web series! Great acceptance speech. Brad Bell was soooo deserving of this award. VERY proud of him and all his accomplishments!

  2. THRILLED & SO PROUD! He truly deserves it! ♥

  3. Yu've gotta love what Sebastian La Cause is checking out in that picture - if you know what I mean...