HomeTVAll My ChildrenThe Bay Wins Fans’ Choice Award at 2011 Indie Soap Awards! Jamey Giddens February 22, 2011 4 Comments 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 wawame February 22, 2011 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! Log in to Reply SoapFan75 February 22, 2011 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. Log in to Reply Nathang1983 February 22, 2011 Kind of off topic, but Dylan Bruce would be great as Phillip Kiriakis, that is if they bring him back in the future. Log in to Reply giftofamber February 22, 2011 Congrats to all, especially Cell, Empire, Venice and Out with Dad. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.