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Indie Series Awards
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Logo for the forthcoming 2016 ceremony
Awarded for Excellence in internet television
Country United States
Presented by We Love Soaps
First awarded February 1, 2010
Official website www.indieseriesawards.com

The Indie Series Awards (formerly the Indie Soap Awards) is an annual event held by We Love Soaps, LLC, based in Los Angeles, California, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the web.[1] The ceremony was founded by Roger Newcomb in 2010.[2] As of 2013, after the 5th awards ceremony, the Indie Soap Awards were rebranded as the Indie Series Awards.[3]

The awards ceremony was named as one of the 12 'Must Attend' web series events for creators and fans of online content by Raindance.[4]

History[edit]

The award-giving body was established in 2009 by We Love Soaps, LLC, a Manhattan-based media company boutique that champions serialized entertainment in all forms. In 2011, it became a live event for the first time, hosted by Martha Byrne at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. The awards ceremony was eventually moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2014.[5]

The event is now held annually in Los Angeles and often attracts several prominent web series creators and famous soap opera celebrities who are active in the scripted web serial genre, such as Tracie Thoms, Patrika Darbo, Kim Zimmer, and Vincent Pastore among others.[6][7]

The 6th awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the historic El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Emmy award-winning[8] actor Eric Martsolf.[9] Martsolf will return to host the 7th awards ceremony in 2016 alongside Days of our Lives co-star and past ISA nominee Jen Lilley. The ceremony is set for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.[10][11][12]

Awards ceremonies[edit]

Ceremony Date Time Best Web Series winner Host(s) Venue
1st Indie Soap Awards February 1, 2010 9:00 p.m. Diary of a Single Mom Roger Newcomb and Damon L. Jacobs Shetler Studios
2nd Indie Soap Awards February 21, 2011 8:00 p.m. Diary of a Single Mom Martha Byrne Alvin Ailey Studios
3rd Indie Soap Awards February 21, 2012 Pretty (Comedy)
Ragged Isle (Drama)
Colleen Zenk New World Stages
4th Indie Soap Awards February 19, 2013 The Bloody Mary Show (Comedy)
Out with Dad (Drama)
Colleen Zenk, Kevin Spirtas, Martha Byrne, Hillary B. Smith New World Stages
5th Indie Series Awards April 2, 2014 Professional Friend (Comedy)
Hustling (Drama)
Carolyn Hennesy El Portal Theatre
6th Indie Series Awards April 1, 2015 Acting Dead (Comedy)
L.A. Macabre (Drama)
Eric Martsolf El Portal Theatre
7th Indie Series Awards April 6, 2016 TBA TBA Eric Martsolf and Jen Lilley El Portal Theatre

Categories[edit]

Current categories[edit]

  • Best Cimematography: since 2012
  • Best Costume Design: since 2013
  • Best Directing: since 2010
  • Best Editing: since 2010
  • Best Ensemble: since 2010
  • Best Guest Performance/Guest Star: since 2010
  • Best Lead Actress: since 2010
  • Best Lead Actor: since 2010
  • Best Makeup: since 2013
  • Best Original Score: since 2013
  • Best Production Design: since 2014
  • Best Soundtrack: since 2013
  • Best Supporting Actress: since 2010
  • Best Supporting Actor: since 2010
  • Best Visual/Special Effects: since 2013
  • Best Web Series: since 2010
  • Best Writing: since 2010

Discontinued categories[edit]

  • Best Breakthrough/Breakout Performance: 2010 to 2013
  • Best Crossover Performance: 2012
  • Best Indie Web Series (Comedy): 2010
  • Best Opening Sequence: 2013
  • Best Performance in a Comedic Role: 2010
  • Best Sound Design: 2010 to 2011
  • Best Storyline: 2010 to 2011
  • Best Use of Music: 2010 to 2012

Special categories[edit]

  • Fan's Choice Award: 2010 to 2012
  • Special Editor's Awards: 2010 to 2011

List of nominees and winners[edit]

1st: 2010[edit]

Main article: 1st Indie Soap Awards

The ISA1 winners are:[13][14]

Best Indie Soap
  • Diary of a Single Mom
Best Directing
  • Kai Soremekun, Chick
Best Writing
Best Editing
  • Michael Darrow, Compulsions
Best Performance by a Lead Actor
  • Craig Frank (Mark, Compulsions)
Best Performance by a Lead Actress
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress
  • Taryn O'Neill (Sara, Compulsions)
Best Performance by a Guest Actor
  • Billy Dee Williams (Bo, Diary of a Single Mom)
Breakthrough Performance
  • Preston Davis (Eliot, Buppies)
  • Renée Olbert (Simone, Seeking Simone)
Best Performance in a Comedic Role
  • Chante Frierson (Kourtney, Buppies)
Best Ensemble
Best Use of Music
  • Venice
Best Sound Design
  • Compulsions
Special Editor's Awards:
  • Marketing/Publicity: Venice
  • Product Placement/Business Model : High Rise
  • Main Title Design/Opening Sequence: Lumina
  • Scene Transition: Empire
  • Future Hit: Gotham
Best Storyline
Best Indie Web Series (Comedy)
  • Then We Got Help!
Fan's Choice Award
  • Venice

2nd: 2011[edit]

Main article: 2nd Indie Soap Awards

The ISA2 winners are :[14][15]

Indie Soap of the Year
  • Diary of a Single Mom
Outstanding Directing
Outstanding Writing
Outstanding Editing
  • Wiley Abbas, In Between Men
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Lead Actress
  • Monica Calhoun, Diary of a Single Mom
Outstanding Supporting Actor
  • Jordan Clarke, Venice
Outstanding Supporting Actress
  • Nadia Bjorlin, Venice
Outstanding Guest Appearance
Breakthrough Performance
Outstanding Ensemble
  • Pretty
Best Storyline
  • Empire: Theodora takes over Empire
Outstanding Use of Music
Outstanding Sound Design
  • Cell
Fan's Choice Award
Song of the Year
  • "Gumdrop the Unicorn" from Pretty
Innovative Marketing & Fundraising

3rd: 2012[edit]

Main article: 3rd Indie Soap Awards

In 2012, Colleen Zenk opened the ceremony at New World Stages with a live musical performance, while Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show closed the show.

The ISA3 winners are:[14][16]

Best Web Series (Drama)
  • Ragged Isle
Best Web Series (Comedy)
  • Pretty
Best Directing (Drama)
  • Barry Dodd, Ragged Isle
Best Directing (Comedy)
  • Henryk Cymerman & Tim Russ, Bloomers
Best Actor (Drama)
  • Sebastian La Cause, Hustling
Best Actor (Comedy)
  • John Colella, Vampire Mob
Best Actress (Drama)
Best Actress (Comedy)
  • Emma Caulfield, Bandwagon
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
  • Timothy Olin, The RAs
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)
  • Blake Hammond, Then We Got Help!
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
  • Michael Myracle, California Heaven
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)
  • Diane Delano, Fumbling Thru The Pieces
Best Ensemble (Drama)
  • Sundays
Best Ensemble (Comedy)
  • Pretty
Best Guest Appearance (Drama)
Best Guest Appearance (Comedy)
  • Joan Van Ark, Pretty
Best Writing (Drama)
Best Writing (Comedy)
  • Jason Vitteri-Lewis, Trailer Made
Best Breakout Performance (All shows)
  • Lynn Wactor, Bandwagon
Best Use of Music (All shows)
Best Cinematography (All shows)
  • Barry Dodd/Derek Kimball, Ragged Isle
Best Crossover (All shows)
Fan's Choice Award

4th: 2013[edit]

Main article: 4th Indie Soap Awards

The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards, or ISA4, was held on February 19, 2013 at the New World Stages, promoting its mission "to bring quality, independently-produced TV series, with socially relevant messaging and artistic merit, to under-served audiences."[citation needed] The nonprofit Indie Series Network is this year's charity sponsor.[17]

The ISA4 winners are:[14][18]

Best Web Series (Drama)
Best Web Series (Comedy)
Best Directing (Drama)
Best Directing (Comedy)
  • Wrecked - Liz Ellis
Best Actor (Drama)
  • Sebastian La Cause, Hustling
Best Actor (Comedy)
  • Brad Bell, Husbands
Best Actress (Drama)
  • Miriam Pultro, Mythos
Best Actress (Comedy)
  • Cynthia Watros, Cynthia Watros Gets Lost
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
  • Adam Henry Garcia, Mythos
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)
  • Robert Bergin, Wrecked
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)
  • Dee Freeman, Pretty
Best Ensemble (Drama)
  • Hustling
Best Ensemble (Comedy)
Best Guest Appearance (Drama)
Best Guest Appearance (Comedy)
  • Michele Lee, Fumbling Thru the Pieces
Best Writing (Drama)
Best Writing (Comedy)
  • Husbands - Brad Bell & Jane Espenson
Best Breakout Performance (All shows)
Best Cinematography (All shows)
  • Thurston - Paul Awad
Best Soundtrack (All Shows)
  • Hunting Season
Best Original Score (All shows)
  • Cost of Capital - Rob Gokee
Best Editing (All Shows)
  • Once You Leave - Nate Locklear
Best Visual/Special Effects (All Shows)
  • Hitman 101 - Pranjal Verma
Best Costume Design (All Shows)
  • Thurston - Kathryn O’Sullivan
Best Makeup (All Shows)
Best Opening Sequence (All Shows)
  • Gay Nerds

5th: 2014[edit]

The ISA5 winners are:[14][19]

Best Web Series (Drama)
  • Hustling
Best Web Series (Comedy)
  • Professional Friend
Best Directing (Drama)
  • Jonathan Robbins, Clutch
Best Directing (Comedy)
  • Mike Fly and Simon Fraser, Versus Valerie
Best Lead Actor (Drama)
  • Peter Halpin, 3some
Best Lead Actor (Comedy)
  • Brad Bell, Husbands
Best Lead Actress (Drama)
Best Lead Actress (Comedy)
  • Bhama Roget, Wrecked
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
  • Gerald McCullouch, Hustling
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)
  • Christian Blackburn, Professional Friend
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)
  • Jessica Martin, Wrecked
Best Ensemble (Drama)
  • EastSiders
Best Ensemble (Comedy)
  • Fumbling thru the Pieces
Best Guest Star (Drama)
Best Guest Star (Comedy)
  • Amy Acker, Husbands
Best Writing (Drama)
  • Lisa Gifford, 3some
Best Writing (Comedy)
  • Rob Raffety, Andrew Heaton and Satya Thallam, Cap South
Best Production Design (All Shows)
  • David King, Progress
Best Cinematography (All shows)
  • Boa Simon, Progress
Best Editing (All Shows)
  • Phil Bucci, Destroy the Alpha Gammas
Best Visual/Special Effects (All Shows)
Best Soundtrack (All Shows)
  • Scott Thomas, Professional Friend
Best Original Score (All shows)
  • Aaron Tsang, Pete Winning and the Pirates
Best Costume Design (All Shows)
  • Kathryn O'Sullivan, Thurston
Best Makeup (All Shows)
  • Angelle Clarke, Bloomers

6th: 2015[edit]

Best Web Series (Drama)
  • L.A. Macabre
Best Web Series (Comedy)
  • Acting Dead
Best Directing (Drama)
  • Matt Eastman, Whatever, Linda
Best Directing (Comedy)
  • Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Best Lead Actor (Drama)
  • Sebastian La Cause, Hustling
Best Lead Actor (Comedy)
  • Ben McEwing, Altruman
Best Lead Actress (Drama)
Best Lead Actress (Comedy)
  • Jackie Geary, Jon and Jen are Married
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
  • Judd Hirsch, Small Miracles
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)
  • Chris Galya, Acting Dead
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
  • Sharon Washington, Hustling
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)
  • Alexandra Paul, Mentor
Best Ensemble (Drama)
Best Ensemble (Comedy)
  • 39 to Go
Best Guest Actor (Drama)
  • Richard Hatch, Pairings
Best Guest Actor (Comedy)
  • Peter Allen Vogt, Acting Dead
Best Guest Actress (Drama)
Best Guest Actress (Comedy)
  • Megan Duffy, Dating Pains
Best Writing (Drama)
  • Moshe Mones - Small Miracles
Best Writing (Comedy)
  • Brian Beacock - Acting Dead
Best Production Design (All Shows)
  • Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso - DeVanity
Best Cinematography (All shows)
  • Paul Awad - Thurston
Best Soundtrack (All Shows)
  • Kieran Turner and Michael Turner - Wallflowers
Best Original Score (All shows)
  • Aaron Tsang - Pete Winning and the Pirates
Best Editing (All Shows)
  • Aaron Garcia - We Are Angels
Best Visual/Special Effects (All Shows)
  • George Canzaniello - Milgram and the Fastwalkers
Best Costume Design (All Shows)
  • Harmony Arnold - Capitol Hill
Best Makeup (All Shows)
  • Kate Dixson - Still

7th: 2016[edit]

The nominees for the 7th Indie Series Awards were announced on February 3, 2016.[20]

Statistics[edit]

Top five winners :

Show Nb of Awards Nb of Nominations
Anacostia 7 33
Anyone But Me 7 25
Pretty 6 29
Hustling 6 26
Out with Dad
(including Vanessa's Story)
5 38

Top five nominated shows :

Show Nb of Nominations Nb of Awards
Out with Dad
(including Vanessa's Story)
38 5
Anacostia 33 7
Pretty 29 6
DeVanity 28 4
Hustling 26 6

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