“Winterthorne” and “The Bay” web series lead the nominations for the 7th Annual Independent Series Awards 2016. “Winterthorne,” a four-part online event produced by Michael Caruso, received 13 nominations. “The Bay,” produced by Gregori Martin, received 12 nominations. Serial Scoop Now revealed the nominees via YouTube on February 3.
Both independent series received nods in the Best Web Series – Drama category. Rounding out the Best Drama Web Series nominees were “EastSiders,” “Arthur,” “The Banks” and “BLACK.”
You may be surprised to find some of your favorite “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” stars and alums on the list of nominees.
Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio, “GH” and Colin Atkinson, “Y&R”) received a nod in the Best Supporting Actor – Drama category for his role as “The Bay” Commissioner Lex Martin.
Lilly Melgar was nominated in the Best Lead Actress- Drama category (ex-Lily Corinthos, “GH”) for her role as Janice Ramos in“The Bay.” Another “GH” actress nominated for an ISA is Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrect) as Valentina Winterthorne in the four-part series “Winterthorne.”
“Days of Our Lives” actors and actresses dominated the ISA 2016 nominations. Martha Madison (Belle Black, “DOOL) was nominated for “Winterthorne” as Miranda Winterthorne for Best Lead Actress – Drama.
In the Best Guest Actor – Drama category you will find Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, “DOOL”) for his portrayal of a young Lee Nelson in “They Bay.”
John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip Kiriakis, “DOOL”) Eric and Martha’s “DAYS” co-star is also nominated for in the Best Guest Actor – Drama category for his role as Hugh Cambridge in “Winterthorne.”
Patsy Pease (ex-Kim Brady Donovan, “DOOL”) garnered a nomination for her portrayal of Lola Baker in “The Bay.”
You can watch Serial Scoop Now’s announcement of all the nominees on YouTube. The Independent Series Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The awards ceremony will be hosted by “Days of Our Lives” co-stars Eric Martsolf and Jen Lilley [Theresa Donovan].