The ISA

Since 2009, the most prestigious award for excellence in independent web series.

About

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

History

Founded in New York, the ISAs are now held annually in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles.

Global Event

ISA attendees travel from all over the globe to attend the annual Pre-Party, Red Carpet Reception, Ceremony and After Party.

Winners

Check out the complete list of winners at the 9th Annual ISAs here.

What Creators Are Saying

Former winners share their ISA experiences.

If you're serious about creating a web series, then I think the Indie Series Awards is a 'must attend'. If you have a show to submit, then you have the opportunity to get your work seen among the cream of the international web series community.

- Lisa Gifford

This is an amazing event. It is a prestigious event. It is a glamorous event. It is an exceptionally well run event.

- Jason Leaver

9th Annual Indie Series Awards

Web series from all around the world were submitted for the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards. The winners in 30 categories will be revealed in a gala ceremony held at The Colony Theatre on April 4, 2018.



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Watch the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards, which was held on April 4, 2018, at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. The ceremony was hosted by Emmy Award winner Patrika Darbo.

9th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners





9TH ANNUAL INDIE SERIES AWARDS REVEALED DURING INSPIRATIONAL CEREMONY

Giants Named Best Drama Series, How to Buy a Baby Wins Best Comedy

BURBANK, CA, April 4, 2018
– The winners of the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, April 4 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web.

Top honors went to Giants and How to Buy a Baby, named best drama and best comedy series of the year. Vintage America with Ginger took home the first ever prize for best non-fiction series.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The inspirational ceremony was hosted by Emmy winner Patrika Darbo, who took home her first individual ISA for her work in comedy hit Indoor Boys.

In all, 46 series were nominated from around the globe: United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Singapore and Uruguay.

Check out a complete list of winners below.

Best Drama Series
Giants

Best Directing - Drama
Dan Ast, L.A. Macabre

Best Writing - Drama
James Bland, Giants

Best Lead Actor - Drama
Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake

Best Lead Actress - Drama
Marem Hassler, Riley Parra

Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Wil Lash, Anacostia

Best Supporting Actress - Drama
Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad

Best Guest Actor - Drama
Ian Buchanan, Ladies of the Lake

Best Guest Actress - Drama
Arianne Zucker, Ladies of the Lake

Best Ensemble - Drama
The Bay

Best Comedy Series
How to Buy a Baby

Best Directing - Comedy
Molly McGlynn, How to Buy a Baby

Best Writing - Comedy
Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare

Best Lead Actor - Comedy
Alex Wyse, Indoor Boys

Best Lead Actress - Comedy
Rachel B. Joyce, Royally

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Andy King, Filth City

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
June Diane Raphael, ThreadBare

Best Guest Actor - Comedy
Zac Titus, Bad Timing

Best Guest Actress - Comedy
Patrika Darbo, Indoor Boys

Best Ensemble - Comedy
The Rich and the Ruthless

Best Cinematography
David Chung, Riley Parra

Best Editing
Nick Nordfors, Haunt ME

Best Costume Design
Vanessa Fischer, Filth City

Best Makeup
Jen Fregozo & Jennifer Corona, Ladies of the Lake

Best Production Design
Florian Wolf, Dear Mankind

Best Special/Visual Effects
Andreas Schmidt, Dear Mankind

Best Soundtrack
Judith Avers, Or So the Story Goes

Best Original Score
Mike Meehan, L.A. Macabre

Best Original Song
"Lost" from Giants, written by Drew Anthuny

Best Non-Fiction Series
Vintage America with Ginger


WINS BY SERIES
4 Ladies of the Lake
3 Giants
2 Dear Mankind
2 Filth City
2 How to Buy a Baby
2 Indoor Boys
2 L.A. Macabre
2 Riley Parra
2 ThreadBare
1 Anacostia
1 Bad Timing
1 The Bay
1 Haunt ME
1 Or So the Story Goes
1 Out With Dad
1 The Rich and the Ruthless
1 Royally
1 Vintage America with Ginger

Patrika Darbo to Host 9th Annual ISAs

Photo Credit: Russell Baer




Television and film star Patrika Darbo will host the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony on April 4 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. CA, producers Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and Susan Bernhardt revealed today.

"Patrika has always been a big part of the ISAs ceremony, and we are so excited to showcase her talent even more this year as our host," said Newcomb. "We have asked Patrika to do so many random things over the years. She's game for anything, and always elevates every idea to another level with her professionalism and enthusiasm.. She will certainly do that again on April 4."

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web.

Ladies of the Lake leads all series with 18 total nominations, followed by 16 for The Bay. Those shows will compete in the Best Drama Series category with Anacostia, Giants, L.A. Macabre, Riley Parra, Running With Violet and Teenagers.

Filth City leads all comedies with 12 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Comedy Series field by 190 Lorimer, The Amazing Hoolister Park, Bad Timing, Dear Mankind, How to Buy a Baby, Indoor Boys and ThreadBare.

At this year's ISAs, Darbo is nominated for her work in three separate web series: Indoor Boys, The Bay and Ladies of the Lake. In an Indie Series Awards first, she will compete against herself in the Best Guest Actress - Drama category.

Darbo is a 2016 Primetime Emmy winner as outstanding actress in a short form series for her work on the Indie Series Award-winning digital comedy Acting Dead. She currently stars on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful, recently appeared in the Lifetime film Cradle Swapping, and completed a guest voice role on American Dad. Over the years, Darbo has appeared in countless other series including The Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, and was a series regular on the sitcom Step By Step. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work on the iconic NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.

Darbo is also a veteran of dozens of films, including Leaving Normal, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got The Will?, Speed 2, Rango and Babe. She is often remembered for her stand-out role in Clint Eastwood's In The Line of Fire, in which John Malkovich's Mitch Leary infamously proclaimed to Darbo's Pam Magnus, "You shouldn't have been from Minneapolis.”

Darbo currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, representing the Performers Peer Group.

In all, 46 series are nominated at the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards. The diverse set of shows originate from countries all around the globe, including United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Singapore and Uruguay. Crystal trophies will be presented during the ceremony to the winners in 30 categories.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. Notable winners over the years include Emma Thompson, Robert Townsend, Cynthia Watros, Judd Hirsch, Cady Huffman, Richard Hatch, Sarah Brown, Martha Byrne, Joan Van Ark, Keith Powell, Jim Rash, Michele Lee, Diane Delano, Charlene Tilton and Billy Dee Williams.

9th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations




NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 9th ANNUAL INDIE SERIES AWARDS

30 Categories Honor Social Relevance, Artistic Merit, Excellence in Craft

NEW YORK, NY, January 31, 2018 – The nominations for the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, January 31. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web. Nominees were announced in 30 categories.

Ladies of the Lake led all series with 18 total nominations, followed by The Bay with 16. Those shows will compete in the Best Drama Series category with AnacostiaGiantsL.A. MacabreRiley ParraRunning With Violet and Teenagers.

Filth City led all comedies with 12 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Comedy Series field by 190 LorimerThe Amazing Hoolister ParkBad TimingDear MankindHow to Buy a BabyIndoor Boys and ThreadBare.

The first ever category for unscripted shows was added this year.  Competing for Best Non-Fiction Series are 1 Minute Meal, Haunt ME, Vintage America with Ginger and Where I Don't Belong.

In all, there are 46 nominated series from around the globe: United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Singapore and Uruguay. Crystal trophies will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony on April 4 at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles. The two-day celebration includes a launch party, red carpet reception, press walk, presentation ceremony and official after party.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. 

The Annual Indie Series Awards is an initiative to elevate the entire indie series genre, organized by the nonprofit Indie Series Network. All proceeds from entry fees, ticket sales, program ads, etc. are reinvested in the production of the event. ISA9 is produced by We Love Soaps LLC (Crown Heights, Brooklyn) in cooperation with the Indie Series Network (IndieSeriesNetwork.org) and media partner Serial Scoop. 

The nominees are:

Best Drama Series
Anacostia
The Bay
Giants
L.A. Macabre
Ladies of the Lake
Riley Parra
Running With Violet
Teenagers

Best Directing - Drama
Dan Ast, L.A. Macabre
Sonia Blangiardo, Ladies of the Lake
James Bland, Giants
Gregori J. Martin, The Bay
Lindsay McKay, Running With Violet
Sonja O'Hara & Dan McBride, Doomsday

Best Writing - Drama
Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
Dan Ast, L.A. Macabre
James Bland, Giants
Michael Caruso, Ladies of the Lake
Marie-Claire Marcotte & Rebecca Davey, Running With Violet
Gregori J. Martin, Karen Harris, Anne Schoettle, Julie Poll & Wendy Riche, The Bay

Best Lead Actor - Drama
Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
Kristos Andrews, The Bay
Aidan Bristow, L.A. Macabre
Ryan Hellquist, L.A. Macabre
Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
Kyseem Roberts, Oldhead

Best Lead Actress - Drama
Tamieka Chavis, Anacostia
Kate Conway, Out With Dad
Marem Hassler, Riley Parra
Jessica Morris, Ladies of the Lake
Karrueche Tran, The Bay
Corsica Wilson, L.A. Macabre

Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Raymond Ablack, Teenagers
Brandon Beemer, The Bay
Levi Jennings, At Bay
Wil Lash, Anacostia
Eric Nelsen, The Bay
Andreas Wyder, Or So the Story Goes

Best Supporting Actress - Drama
Olivia Baptista, Here We Wait
Jillian Clare, Ladies of the Lake
Jade Harlow, The Bay
Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
Maeve Quinlan, Riley Parra
Brandy Redd, L.A. Macabre

Best Guest Actor - Drama
Ian Buchanan, Ladies of the Lake
Thomas Calabro, The Bay
Bruce Davison, The Bay
Chad Duell, The Bay
Paul Eiding, Riley Parra
Tremayne Norris, Anacostia

Best Guest Actress - Drama
Jennifer Bassey, Anacostia
Patrika Darbo, The Bay
Patrika Darbo, Ladies of the Lake
Dee Freeman, Anacostia
Arianne Zucker, Ladies of the Lake
Judi Blair, Anacostia

Best Ensemble - Drama
Anacostia
The Bay
Giants
L.A. Macabre
Ladies of the Lake
Oldhead
Teenagers

Best Comedy Series
190 Lorimer
The Amazing Hoolister Park
Bad Timing
Dear Mankind
Filth City
How to Buy a Baby
Indoor Boys
ThreadBare

Best Directing - Comedy
Gastón Armagno, The Amazing Hoolister Park
Cameron Fife & Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
Andy King, Filth City
Molly McGlynn, How to Buy a Baby
Victoria Rowell, The Rich and the Ruthless
Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare

Best Writing - Comedy
Andy King & Danny Polishchuck, Filth City
Wendy Litner, How to Buy a Baby
John Loos, John Loos: Too Big For This World
Dan Perlman & Kevin Iso, Flatbush Misdemeanors
Victoria Rowell & Jamey Giddens, The Rich and the Ruthless
Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare

Best Lead Actor - Comedy
Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
John Loos, John Loos: Too Big For This World
Dan Perlman, Flatbush Misdemeanors
Wesley Taylor, Indoor Boys
Pat Thornton, Filth City
Alex Wyse, Indoor Boys

Best Lead Actress - Comedy
Lisa Ebersole, 37 Problems
Meghan Heffern, How to Buy a Baby
Rachel B. Joyce, Royally
Alesha Reneé, The Rich and the Ruthless
Paula Rhodes, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Gastón Armagno The Amazing Hoolister Park
Michael Colyar, The Rich and the Ruthless
Tom Costello, ThreadBare
Percy Daggs III, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Andy King, Filth City
Michael Perrie Jr., F’d (another effing web series)

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
Juliette Danielle, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
June Diane Raphael, ThreadBare
Kathleen Phillips, Filth City
Victoria Rowell, The Rich and the Ruthless
Medina Senghore, Friend Therapy
Jacklyn Zeman, Misguided

Best Guest Actor - Comedy
Jim Beaver, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Devin Field, Doin' It
Frankie Grande, Indoor Boys
Chris Kervick, John Loos: Too Big For This World
Michael Litchfield, Valet
Zac Titus, Bad Timing

Best Guest Actress - Comedy
Patrika Darbo, Indoor Boys
Emma Hunter, How to Buy a Baby
Becca Levine, John Loos: Too Big For This World
Mindy Sterling, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
Caryn Ward Ross, The Rich and the Ruthless
Leslie Watkins, Doin' It

Best Ensemble - Comedy
Filth City
Ownself Check Cloneself
PA's
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
The Rich and the Ruthless
Secs and EXECS
Valet

Best Cinematography
David Chung, Riley Parra
Fiorella Occhipinti, ThreadBare
Jonathan Pope, Valet
Rodolphe Portier, Ladies of the Lake
Michael Schneider, Dear Mankind
Matthias Schubert & CJ Brion, The Bay

Best Editing
Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
Rodolphe Portier, Ladies of the Lake
Idris Talib, Ownself Check Cloneself
Brian Wilson, Riley Parra
Nick Nordfors, Haunt ME
Floris Asche & Woitek Konzal, Dear Mankind

Best Costume Design
Jeanie Cameron, Other People's Problems
Michael Caruso, Barbara Caruso & Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
Vanessa Fischer, Filth City
Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
Bob Miller, The Bay
Lea Schneider, Dear Mankind

Best Makeup
George Barr, Roads To Keystone
Ren Bray & Leanne Mucci, The Bay
Alexa Camargo, Bad Timing
Jen Fregozo & Jennifer Corona, Ladies of the Lake
Malia Miglino, L.A. Macabre
Jessica Panetta, Filth City

Best Production Design
Dan Ast, L.A. Macabre
Michael Caruso, Barbara Caruso & Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
Tom Chamberlain & Dipu Bhattacharya, The Pantsless Detective
Katie Moest, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Cassie Vance, Riley Parra
Florian Wolf, Dear Mankind

Best Special/Visual Effects
Andreas Schmidt, Dear Mankind
Max Macdonald, Filth City
Jamie Dickinson, Here We Wait
Robert Chapin, The Hunted: Encore
Steve Hannigan, Tinsel's Town
Kiwi Callahan, Where I Don't Belong

Best Soundtrack
Judith Avers, Or So the Story Goes
Henrik José, Dear Mankind
Paul F. Antonelli, Ladies of the Lake
Andy King, Matt King & Andrew Ferguson, Filth City
Ginger Pauley, Vintage America with Ginger
Samantha McNeilly, Kaya Pinto & Aimee Bessada, How to Buy a Baby

Best Original Score
Ken Corday & D. Brent Nelson, Ladies of the Lake
Adrian Ellis, Out With Dad
Miles Ito, Here We Wait
Matt Lajoie, Haunt ME
Mike Meehan, L.A. Macabre
Poor Paul, Filth City

Best Original Song
"45" from Or So the Story Goes, written by Judith Avers
"Baffled" from Giants, written by Bethel Solomon
"Here" from Here We Wait, written by Paulina Vo
"It Only Takes One Bite" from The Hunted: Encore, written by Preston Max Allen
"Living the Dream" from Ladies of the Lake, written by Ken Corday & D. Brent Nelson
"Lost" from Giants, written by Drew Anthuny

Best Non-Fiction Series
1 Minute Meal
Haunt ME
Vintage America with Ginger
Where I Don't Belong


NOMINATIONS BY SERIES
18 Ladies of the Lake
16 The Bay
12 Filth City
11 L.A. Macabre
10 Anacostia
Bad Timing
Dear Mankind
The Rich and the Ruthless
7 Riley Parra
ThreadBare
How to Buy a Baby
Giants
Indoor Boys
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
John Loos: Too Big For This World
Here We Wait
The Amazing Hoolister Park
Haunt ME
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
Or So the Story Goes
3 Out With Dad
Running With Violet
Teenagers
Valet
Flatbush Misdemeanors
The Hunted: Encore
Ownself Check Cloneself
Oldhead
Doin' It
Vintage America with Ginger
Where I Don't Belong
1 Minute Meal
190 Lorimer
37 Problems
1 At Bay
Doomsday
F’d (another effing web series)
Friend Therapy
Misguided
Other People's Problems
PA's
The Pantsless Detective
Roads To Keystone
Secs and EXECS
Royally
Tinsel's Town

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