Indie Series Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in internet television
CountryUnited States
Presented byWe Love Soaps
First awardedFebruary 1, 2010

The Indie Series Awards (formerly the Indie Soap Awards) is an annual event hosted by We Love Soaps, based in Los Angeles, California, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Internet.[1] The ceremony was founded by Roger Newcomb in 2010.[2] In 2013, after the 4th Indie Soap Awards ceremony, the awards were rebranded as the Indie Series Awards.[3]

The awards ceremony was named as one of the 12 "must attend" web series events for creators and fans of online content by Raindance.[4]


The award-giving body was established in 2009 by We Love Soaps a Manhattan-based media company boutique that champions serialized entertainment in all forms. In 2011, it became a live event for the first time, hosted by Martha Byrne at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. The awards ceremony was eventually moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2014.[5]

Pretty earned a record 13 nominations in December 2011,[6] and Winterthorne tied that record in February 2016.[7] In January 2017, it was announced that the number of nominees for the Best Web Series Drama and Comedy awards would be increased from six to eight in each category.[8] In February 2017, The Bay led with 21 nominations, followed by The Amazing Gayl Pile with 16, both of which broke the previous record of 13 nominations.[9]

Awards ceremonies

Ceremony Date Time Best Web Series winner Host(s) Venue Ref.
1st Indie Soap Awards February 1, 2010 9:00 p.m. Diary of a Single Mom Roger Newcomb and Damon L. Jacobs Shetler Studios [10][11]
2nd Indie Soap Awards February 21, 2011 8:00 p.m. Diary of a Single Mom Martha Byrne Alvin Ailey Studios [11][12]
3rd Indie Soap Awards February 21, 2012 Pretty (Comedy)
Ragged Isle (Drama)
Colleen Zenk New World Stages [11][13]
4th Indie Soap Awards February 19, 2013 The Bloody Mary Show (Comedy)
Out with Dad (Drama)
Colleen Zenk, Kevin Spirtas, Martha Byrne, Hillary B. Smith New World Stages [11][14]
5th Indie Series Awards April 2, 2014 Professional Friend (Comedy)
Hustling (Drama)
Carolyn Hennesy El Portal Theatre [11][15]
6th Indie Series Awards April 1, 2015 Acting Dead (Comedy)
L.A. Macabre (Drama)
Eric Martsolf El Portal Theatre [16][17]
7th Indie Series Awards April 6, 2016 Keith Broke His Leg (Comedy)
Arthur (Drama)
Eric Martsolf and Jen Lilley El Portal Theatre [7][18]
8th Indie Series Awards April 5, 2017 Fame Dogs (Comedy)
The Bay (Drama)
Kit Williamson and John Halbach The Colony Theatre [9]
9th Indie Series Awards April 4, 2018 9:00 p.m. How to Buy a Baby (Comedy)
Giants (Drama)
Patrika Darbo The Colony Theatre [19]
10th Indie Series Awards April 3, 2019 8:00 p.m. Indoor Boys (Comedy)
Giants (Drama)
Patrika Darbo, Eric Martsolf, Kevin Spirtas The Colony Theatre [20][21]


Current categories

Discontinued categories

Special categories


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  5. ^ "Toronto Web Series Takes Home Five Wins at Indie Series Awards". The Press Pass. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
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  12. ^ "Nominations: 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards".
  13. ^ "Nominations: 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards".
  14. ^ "4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominations Announced".
  15. ^ "5th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominees".
  16. ^ "6th Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominees". Indie Series Awards. February 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  17. ^ "6th Annual Indie Series Awards: Complete List of Winners". Indie Series Awards. April 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  18. ^ Newcomb, Roger (April 7, 2016). "Winners: 7th Annual Indie Series Awards". We Love Soaps. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  19. ^ "9th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners". Indie Series Awards. April 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "10th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations". Indie Series Awards. January 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "10th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners". Indie Series Awards. April 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.