1st Annual Indie Soap Awards


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About the 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards

The 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards were developed by We Love Soaps to honor the efforts of creative forces in the world of independent web series production, specifically those who produce continuing serialized drama series.

Nominations were chosen from a first round of judging all eligible web series. Judging of the final nominees will occur in January with a panel of soap opera and entertainment critics. In addition to the statuette, winners receive a set of specially designed cubic zirconia rings engraved with the Indie Soap Awards Logo. An optional award consists of solitaire cubic zirconia rings, similarly engraved. Winners will be announced on February 1, 2010.




 

 

The winners the 1st Annual Indie soap Awards were revealed on February 1, 2010. DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM took home the prize for Best Indie Soap. ANYONE BUT ME and COMPULSIONS tied with four wins apiece. Click here for a full list of winners.

You can watched the Indie Soap Awards telecast here.

The 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards were developed to honor the efforts of creative forces in the world of independent web series production, specifically those who produce continuing drama series.

Eligible Indie Soaps (2 or more episodes in 2009)

Anacostia
As The Corn Grows
Anyone But Me
Buppies
Chick
Compulsions
Confessions
Diary of a Single Mom
Empire
Gotham
Habesha Life

High Rise
Kindred
In The Moment
Lumina
Lovers & Friends
Money, Power & Respect
The New Twenties
On the Edge of Happiness
Palisades Pool Party
Secrets
Seeking Simone
Table of Choices
Venice


 

Other Indie Soaps To Check Out
Chicago to Coronado
Christopher Street TV
Eye of the Storm
Lenox Avenue
Reality Bytes
Relationships
The Republic
WeHo

Non-Soap Indie Web Series Produced By/Starring Soap Actors
Family Dinner
Fantasy Over Reality
Imaginary Bitches
Then We Got Help!
Wed-Locked
Workshop

Other Soap-Connected Web Series
The Bannen Way

 


NEW YORK (We Love Soaps) February 2, 2010 -- The 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards were held on Monday, February 1 in New York City. The show, developed by We Love Soaps, honored the best in continuing drama and web series. The telecast was broadcast around the web on various websites simultaneously.

Robert Townsend's DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM was the big winner of the night taking home the prize as Best Indie Soap. Townsend, producer and director of the series, accepted alongside stars Janice Lynde and Valery Ortiz. ANYONE BUT ME and COMPULSIONS tied for the most wins with four apiece. ANYONE BUT ME won for Best Writing, Best Storyline, Best Performance by a Lead Actress (Rachael Hip-Flores) and Best Performance by a Supporting Actor (Joshua Holland). COMPULSIONS won for Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Performance by a Lead Actor (Craig Frank) and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress (Taryn O'Neill).

VENICE won the Fan's Choice Award voted on throughout the month of January by fans.

Comedian/musician Joanna Parson sang an original song, "It Just Takes Love," which featured the titles of all the eligible independently produced soap operas.

Roger Newcomb and Damon L. Jacobs from WE LOVE SOAPS TV co-hosted the event.


Here is a Full List of Nominees and Winners:

Best Indie Soap
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM - Winner
ANYONE BUT ME
BUPPIES
CHICK
COMPULSIONS
HIGH RISE
LUMINA

Best Writing
Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME - Winner
Julian Breece, BUPPIES
Bernie Su, COMPULSIONS
Cheryl L. West, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
Greg Turner & Brian Hewson, EMPIRE
Charles Van Eman & Mike Stiles, HIGH RISE
Jennifer Thym, LUMINA

Best Directing
Kai Soremekun, CHICK - Winner
Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Julian Breece, BUPPIES
Nathan Atkinson, COMPULSIONS
Robert Townsend, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
Charles Van Eman, HIGH RISE
Jennifer Thym, LUMINA

Best Editing
Michael Darrow, COMPULSIONS - Winner
Shon Hedges, BUPPIES
Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Ryan Parker, ON THE EDGE OF HAPPINESS
James Schroeder, HIGH RISE
Bettina Enigl, LUMINA

Best Use of Music
VENICE - Winner
BUPPIES
COMPULSIONS
HIGH RISE
PALISADES POOL PARTY

Best Sound Design
COMPULSIONS - Winner
CHICK
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
LUMINA
PALISADES POOL PARTY
 

Best Ensemble
ANACOSTIA - Winner
ANYONE BUT ME
BUPPIES
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
THE NEW TWENTIES

Best Performance by a Lead Actress
Rachael Hip-Flores (Vivian, ANYONE BUT ME) - Winner
Tatyana Ali (Quinci, BUPPIES)
Janna Bossier (Justine, COMPULSIONS)
Monica Calhoun (Ocean, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)
Kai Soremekun (Lisa, CHICK)
Erin Wiley (Morgan, THE NEW TWENTIES)

Best Performance by a Lead Actor
Craig Frank (Mark, COMPULSIONS) - Winner
Walter Maxfield Jones (Michael, ANACOSTIA)
Ryan Clardy (Cane, EMPIRE)
Rob Pralgo (Marcus, HIGH RISE)
Sharif Atkins (Ralph, THE NEW TWENTIES)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress
Taryn O'Neill (Sara, COMPULSIONS) - Winner
Nicole Pacent (Aster, ANYONE BUT ME)
AnneMarie Pazmino (Cassandra, COMPULSIONS)
Janice Lynde (Peggy, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)
Arlene A. McGruder (Rae Pearl, KINDRED)
Helen Bowman (Helen, ON THE EDGE OF HAPPINESS)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor
Joshua Holland (Archibald, ANYONE BUT ME) - Winner
Ernest Waddell (Shaka, BUPPIES)
Seth Caskey (Adam, COMPULSIONS)
Richard Roundtree (Lou, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)
Ray Campbell (Khalid, THE NEW TWENTIES)

Best Performance by a Guest Actor
Ashlee Holland (Bitsy, BUPPIES)
Damien Wigfall (Truth, BUPPIES)
Billy Dee Williams (Bo, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)
Dale Tino (Sean, HIGH RISE)

Breakthrough Performance
Preston Davis (Eliot, BUPPIES) - Winner
Renée Olbert (Simone, SEEKING SIMONE) - Winner
Jessy Hodges (Sophie, ANYONE BUT ME)
Zach Callison (Ian, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)
Greg Corbett (Paul, HIGH RISE)

Best Performance in a Comedic Role
Chante Frierson (Kourtney, BUPPIES) - Winner
Anthony Anderson (Sean, ANACOSTIA)
Anne Sayre (Tina, GOTHAM)
Ashley Ledbetter (Heather, HIGH RISE)
Ann Marie Hall (Louise, ON THE EDGE OF HAPPINESS)
Hillary B. Smith (Guya, VENICE)
 

Best Storyline
Vivian adjusts to her new life, ANYONE BUT ME - Winner
Stephenson family drama, ANACOSTIA
Eliot's love triangle, BUPPIES
Tameka's drug problem, CONFESSIONS
The mystery of Lumina, LUMINA

Special Editor's Awards:
Marketing/Publicity: VENICE
Business Model: HIGH RISE
Main Title Design/Opening Sequence: LUMINA
Scene Transition: EMPIRE
Future Hit: GOTHAM

Fan's Choice Award
VENICE - Winner
ANACOSTIA
AS THE CORN GROWS
ANYONE BUT ME
BUPPIES
CHICK
COMPULSIONS
CONFESSIONS
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
EMPIRE
GOTHAM
HABESHA LIFE
HIGH RISE
KINDRED
LUMINA
THE NEW TWENTIES
ON THE EDGE OF HAPPINESS
PALISADES POOL PARTY
SEEKING SIMONE
TABLE OF CHOICES

Best Indie Web Series (Comedy)
THEN WE GOT HELP! - Winner
FAMILY DINNER
WED-LOCKED
IMAGINARY BITCHES
FANTASY OVER REALITY
WORKSHOP


Click here for the Indie Soap Awards press release.

 

 

THE WINNERS

The winners of the 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards were announced in a ceremony on Monday night from Shetler Studios in New York City. 13 web series were honored with various awards.

Below is a list of winners.

Best Indie Soap
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM

Best Writing
Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME

Best Directing
Kai Soremekun, CHICK

Best Editing
Michael Darrow, COMPULSIONS

Best Use of Music
Kimmy Turrisi, VENICE

Best Sound Design
Tom Boykin, COMPULSIONS

Best Ensemble
ANACOSTIA

Best Performance by a Lead Actress
Rachael Hip-Flores (Vivian, ANYONE BUT ME)

Best Performance by a Lead Actor
Craig Frank (Mark, COMPULSIONS)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress
Taryn O'Neill (Sara, COMPULSIONS)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor
Joshua Holland (Archibald, ANYONE BUT ME)

Best Performance by a Guest Actor
Billy Dee Williams (Bo, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM)

Breakthrough Performance (tie)
Preston Davis (Eliot, BUPPIES)
Renée Olbert (Simone, SEEKING SIMONE)

Best Storyline
Vivian adjusts to her new life, ANYONE BUT ME

Best Performance in a Comedic Role
Chante Frierson (Kourtney, BUPPIES)

Best Indie Web Series (Comedy)
THEN WE GOT HELP!

Fan's Choice Award
VENICE

Special Editor's Awards:
Marketing/Publicity: VENICE
Business Model: HIGH RISE
Main Title Design/Opening Sequence: LUMINA
Scene Transition: EMPIRE
Future Hit: GOTHAM

Total Wins by Show:
ANYONE BUT ME 4
COMPULSIONS 4
VENICE 3
BUPPIES 2
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM 2
SEEKING SIMONE 1
ANACOSTIA 1
CHICK 1
EMPIRE 1
GOTHAM 1
HIGH RISE 1
LUMINA
THEN WE GOT HELP! 1

 



 

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We Love Soaps was founded by Roger Newcomb in 2007. Damon L. Jacobs joined the team in 2009 and "We Love Soaps Radio," a new and innovative podcast was launched in July 2009. In October 2009, Newcomb and Jacobs rolled out a weekly web series called WE LOVE SOAPS TV featuring celebrity guests and co-hosts, "Soaps on the Street" segments and much more. The duo has also guest starred on web series like IMAGINARY BITCHES and EMPIRE. In 2010, We Love Soaps launched the 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards to much fanfare and buzz.

 

 

 

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