The Bay Wins Fans’ Choice Award at 2011 Indie Soap Awards!



The 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards were held last night in New York and several of our favorite webisoaps took home awards. Gregori J. Martin’s steamy, throwback sudser The Bay took home the Fans’ Choice Award, as well as Oustanding Directing (Martin). Major props to Martin, as well as all the peeps who have made The Bay so red-hot. Is it really any wonder ATI decided to back the serial?

Crystal Chappell‘s popular webisoap Venice took home two acting wins. One Life to Live‘s Hillary B. Smith (Guya) won for Outstanding Supporting Actress, while former Guiding Light star Jordan Clarke (John) won Outstanding Supporting Actor.  

Gregory Turner and Brian Hewson‘s campy webisoap Empire, took home the award for Best Storyline for the arc that saw villaness Theodora (Guiding Light alum TIna Sloan) taking over her family’s magazine.

Now for the biggies. The award for Indie Soap of the Year went to Robert Townsend’s Diary of a Single Mom. The serial’s star, Monica Calhoun (Ocean), also took home the win for Oustanding Lead Actress.
 
Outstanding Lead Actor went to the uber-talented Anthony Anderson, creator and star (Sean) of what I call the "Black Knots Landing" Anacostia. Congrats to all the winners and nominees! For the complete list of winners for the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards see below:


INDIE SOAP OF THE YEAR
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Monica Calhoun, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jordan Clarke, VENICE

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hillary B. Smith, VENICE

OUTSTANDING WRITING
Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING
Gregori J. Martin, THE BAY

BEST STORYLINE
EMPIRE: Theodora takes over Empire

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Pasha Diallo, ANACOSTIA

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
PRETTY

OUTSTANDING GUEST APPEARANCE
Liza Weil, ANYONE BUT ME

OUTSTANDING EDITING
Wiley Abbas, IN BETWEEN MEN

OUTSTANDING USE OF MUSIC
OUT WITH DAD

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
CELL

FAN’S CHOICE AWARD
THE BAY

EDITOR’S AWARD: SONG OF THE YEAR
"Gumdrop the Unicorn" – PRETTY

EDITOR’S AWARD: INNOVATIVE MARKETING & FUNDRAISING
ANYONE BUT ME

4 Responses

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    wawame

    Congrats to all the winners! A special congrats to my favorite, The Bay! The future is definitely bright for Gregori and the extraordinary cast he has assembled! Way to go! It’s the first kudos of many!

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    SoapFan75

    Congrats to the WeLoveSoaps people for putting these awards together and kudos for recognizing this new medium. Congratulations to all of the winners especially Jordan Clarke and Hillary B. Smith who were both amazing on Venice Season 2.

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