Tainted Dreams

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Tainted Dreams
Tainted Dreams title.png
Created bySonia Blangiardo
Written byLindsay Harrison
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Production
Executive producer(s)Sonia Blangiardo
Producer(s)
  • Mark Costello (consulting)
  • Rob Santeramo (consulting)
  • Candy Straight (consulting)
  • Robert Levinstein (coordinating)
  • Teresa Cicala
Production company(s)NYC Brand Productions
Release
Original networkYouTube
Original releaseDecember 30, 2013 (2013-12-30) –
present
External links
Website

Tainted Dreams is a soap opera web series that premiered on YouTube on December 30, 2013. Created by Sonia Blangiardo, it is a "soap-within-a-soap" which follows the backstage drama of the fictional soap opera Painted Dreams.

Tainted Dreams was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series in 2014, and one for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series in 2017. Kelley Menighan Hensley, Michael Lowry, Natalia Livingston, and Anthony Wilkinson were also nominated for Daytime Emmys in 2017 for their performances.

Cast[edit]

Production and broadcast[edit]

Blangiardo created Tainted Dreams after the cancellation of the long running daytime soap opera One Life to Live, where she was a producer.[2][3] She said in 2013, "I was struck by the loss of this unique art form that had been such an integral part of NYC for decades. I wanted to somehow capture my own two decades working behind the scenes of three different NYC-based soaps."[2][3]

First cast were Minshew, Lowry, Willey, Hensley and Schulenburg.[2][3] In January 2013, Manzo of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey was cast as Alessandra DiGiacomo, a role written with her in mind.[2][3] Later cast additions in 2013 included Peck,[4] Zenk,[5] Aleksander,[6] Livingston,[7] Malloy,[8] Eakes,[9] and DePaiva, Kristen and Walker.[10]

The first three episodes of Tainted Dreams were released on YouTube on December 30, 2013.[11]

Tainted Dreams was licensed to Amazon.com for streaming through its Amazon Prime service starting December 26, 2016.[12]

Reception and awards[edit]

Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Alina Adams named the series one of the "4 best soap operas on the web" in 2015.[13]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2014 41st Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series Executive Producer: Sonia Blangiardo; Consulting Producers: Mark Costello, Rob Santeramo, Candy Straight; Coordinating Producer: Robert Levinstein; Producer: Teresa Cicala Nominated [14]
5th Indie Series Awards Best Ensemble (Drama) Nominated [15][16]
Best Lead Actress (Drama) Alicia Minshew Nominated
2017 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series Executive Producer: Sonia Blangiardo; Story Producer: Brandon Goins; Consulting Producers: Mark Costello, Rob Santeramo, Candy Straight; Senior Producer: Teresa Cicala; Coordinating Producer: Robert Levinstein Nominated [17]
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Kelley Menighan Hensley as Veronica Ashford Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Michael Lowry as Jordan Bradford Nominated
Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Natalia Livingston as Liza Park Nominated
Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Anthony Wilkinson as Anthony DiGiacomo Nominated
2018 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series Nominated [18]
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Alicia Minshew as Angelica Caruso Nominated

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Tainted Dreams' channel on YouTube
  • "NYC Brand Productions: Tainted Dreams".
  • Tainted Dreams on IMDb

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Tainted Dreams: Meet the Characters". TaintedDreamstheSeries.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Nededog, Jethro (January 30, 2013). "Dina Manzo Lands Acting Gig on Soap Opera-Inspired Series". Celebuzz. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Fairman, Michael (January 30, 2015). "Tainted Dreams Creator Sonia Blangiardo: 'I Was Struck By The Loss Of This Unique Art Form That Had Been Integral To NYC!'". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Kerr, Luke (March 11, 2013). "Austin Peck Joins Tainted Dreams". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "Colleen Zenk to Lead Tainted Dreams Dramedy". BroadwayWorld.com. May 29, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Bowe, Jillian (June 13, 2013). "Guiding Light's Grant Aleksander Joins Tainted Dreams". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Bowe, Jillian (July 9, 2013). "Natalia Livingston Joins Tainted Dreams". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  8. ^ Bowe, Jillian (July 16, 2013). "Former All My Children Star Larkin Malloy Joins Tainted Dreams". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Bowe, Jillian (July 30, 2013). "Soap Diva Bobbie Eakes Joins Tainted Dreams!". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  10. ^ Bowe, Jillian (July 25, 2013). "One Life to Live Alums Join Tainted Dreams". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  11. ^ Logan, Michael (December 30, 2013). "First Look: An All-Star Soap Cast Shines in Tainted Dreams". TV Guide. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "New Soap Opera Series TAINTED DREAMS to Premiere on Amazon Prime 12/26". BroadwayWorld.com. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  13. ^ Adams, Alina (February 3, 2015). "The 4 best soap operas on the web". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 1, 2014). "Young & the Restless Leads 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Noms". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "5th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominees". Indie Series Awards. February 7, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  16. ^ Giddens, Jamey (February 7, 2014). "Colleen Zenk, Van Hansis, Alicia Minshew and More Snag Indie Series Award Nominations". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  17. ^ "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Nominations For the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees". Daytime Emmy Awards. New York City: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 27, 2018.