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3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards
Topic Started: Jan 19 2012, 04:13 PM (1,002 Views)
RogerNewcomb
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We're just over a month away till our 3rd annual awards ceremony. Nearly 40 shows have nominations and most will be represented at the show in NYC on Feb. 21. Daytime soap fans gravitate toward the web series that have former daytime stars but I highly recommend checking out some of the other shows as well nominated for best drama or comedy or those featuring nominated stars. It's a great mix from sci-fi to traditional soap to comedy to mockumentary and they're all serialized!
http://welovesoaps.com/isa/3.html

Will have more on this later but the crowd will be a mix of up and coming indie producers, daytime soap alumni, theater actors, primetime stars and more.
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We are now opening up the registrations to fans if anyone is interested in attending in person. It will be a mix of indie producers and actors, daytime stars, Broadway, primetime, etc. Register at the link above.
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The show is tomorrow night!! The telecast is being shot and will air exclusively on The SFN on March 18. Look for a lot of press over the next days and weeks building up to it. Below is the latest list of presenters/attendees. It's about a 250 mostly industry crowd. For DAYS fans, Patrika and Kevin will be presenting together. :)

Celebrity Participants
• Michael O'Leary, Emmy-nominated star of Guiding Light; nominated actor from Steamboat
• Sebastian La Cause of Broadway's Rocky Horror Show and Chicago; creator and nominated actor from Hustling
• Colleen Zenk, Emmy-nominated star of As the World Turns; now appearing in Marrying George Clooney
• Patrika Darbo of TV's Step by Step and Growing Pains, longtime star of Days of our Lives; nominated actress from Miss Behave
• Signy Coleman, longtime star of The Young and the Restless; producer and actress from River Ridge
• Kevin Spirtas, longtime star of Days of our Lives; star of the hit musical one man show Night & Days
• Yvonne Perry, longtime star of As The World Turns; actress from Empire
• Orlagh Cassidy, star of Guiding Light and Another World; nominated actress from Empire
• Jillian Clare, featured on Days of our Lives; nominated actress from Miss Behave
• Frank Dicopoulos, longtime star of Guiding Light
• Robert Valin, celebrity Announcer from Nick At Nite and dozens of advertisements on TV/radio
• Stacy McQueen of General Hospital; nominated actress from Pretty
• Julie Ann Emery of TV's Damages, ER and Commander in Chief; nominated actress and producer from Then We Got Help!
• John Colella of TV's The Untouchables and 2012 documentary film The Chicago 8; nominated actor from VAMPIRE MOB
• Alexis Zibolis of The Young and the Restless and the upcoming feature film American Trash; nominated actor from Devanity
• Kristos Andrews, X-Games Champion with multiple Guiness Book of World Records entries and star of 2012 film The Southside; nominated actor from The Bay
• Karri Bowman of TV's Grounded for Life; nominated actress from Bandwagon
• Dee Freeman of TV's The Hughleys; nominated actress from Pretty
• Kevin Earley of Broadway's Tale of Two Cities and Thoroughly Modern Millie; actor from Then We Got Help!
• Sid Garza-Hillman, head of Innerstate Records recording artists The Sid Hillman Quartet; nominated actor from Sundays
• Michael Myracle of action films Violent Zone and Delta Force 2; nominated actress from California Heaven
• Catherine Frels of The Academy of Classical Acting at George Washington University; nominated actress from Thurston
• Anthony Anderson, nominated actor and ISA winner from Anacostia
• Rachael Hip-Flores of the new series Good People in Love; nominated actress and ISA winner from Anyone But Me
• Rick Dalton, nominated actor from Ragged Isle
• Michael Taylor Gray, nominated actor from Pretty
• Jason Leaver, nominated creator of Out With Dad
• Forrest Naylor, nominated creator of Sundays
• Jodi Britton, nominated actress from Sundays
• Michael Caruso, nominated actor from Devanity
• Marion Akpan, nominated actress from Anacostia
• Kali Cook, actress from California Heaven
• Jacqueline Bradley, actress from California Heaven
• Kelsey Robinson, actress from Fumbling Thru The Pieces
• Todd Fisher of The SFN, co-presenter of the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards


Other Celebrities Expected to Attend
• Julia Barr, longtime star and Emmy-winner from All My Children; producer/star of Written Off and The Vindicated
• Ilene Kristen, Emmy-nominated actress from One Life To Live and Ryan's Hope; nominated actress from Far From The Bay
• Anna Holbrook, Emmy-winner, nominated actress from Far From The Bay
• David Forsyth, longtime Emmy-nominated star of Another World
• Brad Bell, producer and nominated actor from Husbands
• Tom Gregory, Huffington Post blogger; nominated actor from Gregory Way TV
• Tamieka Chavis, nominated actress from Anacostia
• Kate Conway, nominated actress from Out With Dad
• Fernanda Espindola, nominated actress from Bloomers
• Laura Thomas, nominated actress from Trailer Made
• Jim Holdridge, nominated actor from Bandwagon
• Timothy Olin, nominated actor from The RAs
• Andrew Espinoza Long, nominated actor from Gregory Way TV
• Derrell Whitt, nominated actor from The Bay
• Wendy Glazier, nominated actress from Out With Dad
• Lynn Wactor, nominated actress from Bandwagon
• Matt Palazzolo, nominated actor from Bloomers
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We Love Soaps in Association with The SFN presented The 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards on Tuesday, February 21 in a ceremony held in New York City. The Indie Soap Awards, or ISAs, strive to honor the very best in scripted, serialized programming for the web. This year, the nominees in several categories were divided into comedy and drama.

Bubbles filled the entire theater as Colleen Zenk closed the show. She opened the evening with an original song, "ONLINE!"

RAGGED ISLE, named Best Web Series (Drama) and PRETTY, named Best Web Series (Comedy), each took home three awards.

Full list of winners here:
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/winners-3rd-annual-indie-soap-awards.html

The telecast will air on The SFN on March 18. It was really a thrilling event with stars from indie soaps, daytime soaps, Broadway and primetime TV.

Meanwhile here's our red carpet show hosted by Colleen Broomall.


Red Carpet Photos:
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http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/red-carpet-photos-3rd-annual-indie-soap.html

Winner's Circle Photos:
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http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/isawinnerscircle.html

Official After Party Photos:
Coming soon.

Here are a few ISA articles of note:
Next Magazine feature on gay stories on soaps (daytime & web)
http://nextmagazine.com/spotlight/spotlight-sudsy-soaps

Hustling Pays Off! Sebastian LaCause Wins Best Actor in a Drama at the Indie Soap Awards
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/160227/hustling-pays-off-sebastian-lacause-wins-best-actor-in-a-drama-at-the-indie-soap-awards/

Maine webseries ‘Ragged Isle’ wins 3 national awards
http://www.pressherald.com/life/Maine-webseries-Ragged-Isle-wins-three-national-IndieSoap-awards.html
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Airs tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT in case anyone wants to watch http://www.sfntv.com/3rd-annual-indie-soap-awards-broadcast/
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