Who Will Take Home The Streamy, Buppies’ Tatyana Ali or Venice’s Crystal Chappell?

It’s the battle of the daytime divas as Guiding Light alum/Days of Our Lives superstar Crystal Chappell faces off against The Young and the Restless beauty Tatyana Ali at the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards this weekend. Both women are nominated for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series. Chappell is nominated for her work as damaged-yet-passionate lesbian hotel designer Gina in Venice , while Ali is being recognized for her turn as Quincy, a black Hollywood princess having the worst birthday ever in BET.com’s sensational premiere web soap Buppies. Rounding out the nominees are Zoe Bell (Angel of Death), Rachael Hip-Flores (Anyone But Me) and Sophie Tilson (OzGirl).

As much as I love La Chappell, Ali killed me as Quincy confronted not only her dog of an ex and his new galpal, but a myriad of brilliantly-interwoven dramas experienced by her circle of SoCal friends, all going through respective, mocha, quarterlife crises during Buppies smart, well-crafted 10-episode run. Quinci coming undone was some of the best scripted material for a web soap actress I’ve witnessed since I began covering this genre, so as hard as it is to pick between them, I have to go with my little Ashley Banks over my Katerina this time, but what about you guys?
Who do you think will take home the Streamy on Sunday?  

Who Will Take Home The Streamy, Buppies' Tatyana Ali or Venice's Crystal Chappell?

  • Rachael Hip-Flores (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Sophie Tilson (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Rachael Hip-Flores (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Tatyana Ali (17%, 97 Votes)
  • Crystal Chappell (78%, 434 Votes)

Total Voters: 557


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14 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Parcrastinator

    While I don’t think Chappell will win, she should, since she delivered some really terrific performances with Venice’s subpar writing.  Ali didn’t have that handicap with the writing in Buppies.  But who knows, maybe the judges will keep in mind this is an acting award not a writing one and Chappell will get the nod.

    I hope they don’t give it to Hip-Flores.  I really like Anyone But Me, but it’s in spite of Hip-Flores’ performances.  Pacent is the real find on that show and it’s nice to see her role expanding in Season 2. 

  2. Profile photo of SoapFan75

    I would love for Crystal to win but she probably won’t.  I would also be happy for Tatyana.  But it is great that there is an awards show for these web series.  They are a welcome alternative to the doppelgangers, boring couplings, dopey stunt storylines that currently occupy daytime television.

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    Jamey Giddens

    They are a welcome alternative to the doppelgangers, boring couplings, dopey stunt storylines that currently occupy daytime television.
    PREACH! Now we just have to get more people to watch them, so they can get more sponsors. Spread the word about your favorite web soaps. I am so over promoting an industry hellbent on self destruction, not that I am giving up on traditional daytime soaps, but it’s getting harder and harder.

  4. Profile photo of shede80

     I think Crystal can win the Streamy why others don’t seem to disagree, who knows but she will win the big award the Emmy for her fantastic work as Olivia Spencer on GL.  !!

  5. Profile photo of angelkitty

    I really want Crystal to win. Who knows. I am not really familar with the other ladies. But I think that these Streamys are great for this new way of bringing entertainment. My first web series expierence was Venice and since then I have seen some other great shows. They are refreshing after some of the disappointment that comes with watching daytime.

    So Go Crystal!!!

  6. Profile photo of shede80

    I hope Crystal wins but if she doesnt and that is a big if she will win the bigger award, the Emmy for her fantastic portrayal of Olivia Spencer on GL.

  7. Profile photo of AlteredStates

    Are all of the episodes that have been released to date considered in the voting, or just those episodes that were released between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009? IIRC only three episodes of Venice were released in 2009. CC would be at an obvious disadvantage if voting was based on those three episodes alone.

  8. Profile photo of Parcrastinator

    I’m not sure what time period the Streamys cover, but I was just listening to the DC podcast on the Streamys and it seems the winners are decided by online voting.  I think CC’s chances of winning just jumped exponentially in her favor.

  9. Profile photo of SoapFan75

    AlteredStates – according to the FAQs a web series had to have a minimum of three episodes during eligibility period of  January 1 to December 31, 2009.  So yes CC would only have three eppys that were eligible.

  10. Profile photo of AlteredStates

    Well, in that case CC doesn’t stand a chance. She didn’t get a chance to stretch her acting chops until the later episodes.

    And online voting? I wonder how that works exactly.

  11. Profile photo of bdestini

     The winners of the Streamys are NOT, I repeat NOT, chosen by online voting. The nominees become nominees during a public submissions period online. As well, there must have been at least three episodes of work in the calendar year of 2009 in order to be eligible. I believe that you are judged on that work alone.

    From the Streamys website.

    "Anyone may submit a web series or individual for consideration during the Public Submissions period. For each category, the series or individual with the greatest number of Public Submissions will automatically become an Official Nominee. The remaining Official Nominees are determined solely by members of the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), which review all submissions meeting the minimum entry guidelines. Members of the IAWTV will also select the winner of each category."

    The Audience Choice Award is the one determined by online popular vote. The ten series with the most public submissions in the Overall categories became the Official Nominees. Everyone has the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Audience Choice Award. Deadline for voting is Sunday before the awards I think. Neither Venice nor Buppies is among the 10 nominees.

  12. Profile photo of Cyberologist

    I’m hoping Tatiyana wins I really enjoyed Buppies, The Brannon Way.  I like Gotham  looking forward to Tristan’s Reality Bytes…I enjoy these they are able (willing) to do things outside the box.. 

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