Winners Announced at 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards

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DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM wins as Best Indie Soap at 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards. ANYONE BUT ME and COMPULSIONS tie with four wins each.

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 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

For more information:
http://welovesoaps.net
http://indiesoapawards.com

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