For the stars, creators and production teams of some of today’s most popular web series, awards season has already begun thanks to today’s announcement of the nominees for the 7th annual Indie Series Awards (ISA7), taking place on April 6th from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Pacific at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and co-hosted by Jen Lilley and Eric Martsolf.

This year’s nominees were announced this afternoon during a special edition of the web series news program SERIAL SCOOP NOW, hosted by Jillian Clare, 2014 ISA winner for best supporting actress in CLUTCH, and 2015 best actress nominee for ACTING DEAD. The full video is now streaming via Serial Scoop Now’s official Youtube page (embedded below).

56 different series, produced in 7 different countries and spanning multiple genres, will compete for awards in 30 categories representing various fields of acting and production.

The drama WINTERTHORNE racked up the most nominations overall: a record-tying 13 total, including for Best Web Series (Drama). HOLLYWOOD WASTELAND led the comedy genre with 11 nominations, as well as for Best Web Series (Comedy).

Other notable multi-nominated series include THE BAY (11 nominations, tied with HOLLYWOOD WASTELAND), EASTSIDERS (10 nominations total), and LARPs with 8, just to name a few. (A full rundown of nomination totals for each series can be found at the end of this article.)

In addition, 2 new categories – Best Sound Design and Best Original Song – debut at this year’s ISAs, with 6 nominees in both categories, representing 12 different shows.

Full details on presenters, as well as where to watch the ceremonies online, will be announced soon.

Best Web Series — Drama:


The Banks

The Bay




Best Directing — Drama:

Nick Rusconi, Arthur

Adam Kosh, The Banks

Gregori J. Martin, The Bay

Frank T. Ziede, BLACK

Jack Jewers, Night School

Sonia Blangiardo, Winterthorne

Best Writing — Drama:

Chloe de Souza & Nick Rusconi, Arthur

Adam Kosh & Ariane Bessette, The Banks

Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife

Kit Williamson, EastSiders

CJ Daugherty, Night School

Michael Caruso, Winterthorne

Best Lead Actor — Drama:

Kristos Andrews, The Southside

Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife

Van Hansis, EastSiders

Xavier Huard, The Banks

Ettore Nicoletti, Arthur

Kit Williamson, EastSiders

Best Lead Actress — Drama:

Brianna Brown, EastSiders

Tamieka Chavis, Anacostia

Kate Conway, Out With Dad

Martha Madison, Winterthorne

Lilly Melgar, The Bay

Chloe Rose, Teenagers

Best Supporting Actor — Drama:

Raymond Ablack, Teenagers

Johnny Alonso, Milgram and the Fastwalkers

Stephen Guarino, EastSiders

Aden Hakimi, Conversations From the Afterlife

Tristan Rogers, The Bay

Gordon Thomson, Winterthorne

Best Supporting Actress — Drama:

Tia Dae, Anacostia

Victoria Guthrie, Milgram and the Fastwalkers

Jodie Hirst, Night School

Allyson Pratt, Teenagers

Miriam Pultro, Conversations From the Afterlife

Karrueche Tran, The Bay

Best Guest Actor — Drama:

Willam Belli, EastSiders

Richard Beaumont, Shades of Bad

Jean-Jacques Javier, Wasted

John-Paul Lavoisier, Winterthorne

Eric Martsolf, The Bay

Kevin Spirtas, Winterthorne

Best Guest Actress — Drama:

Kathleen Gati, Winterthorne

Linda Gray, Winterthorne

Elizabeth Hubbard, Anacostia

Patsy Pease, The Bay

Kym Whitley, The Bay

Constance Wu, EastSiders

Best Ensemble:


The Bay





Best Web Series — Comedy:

Capitol Hill


Hollywood Wasteland

Hunting Season

Keith Broke His Leg

These People

Best Directing — Comedy:

Behn Fannin, F’d

Matt Newcomb & Caley Bisson, Hollywood Wasteland

Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg

Julian Stamboulieh, LARPs

Sebastian La Cause, Life’s a Drag

Aleksander L. Nordaas, Made in Mosjøen

Best Writing — Comedy:

Ryan Gowland, F’d

Erika Robel, Fully Engaged

Jon Marcus, Hunting Season

Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg

Mai Spurlock, Livin’ The Dream

Zac Hug & Jim Rash, These People

Best Lead Actor — Comedy:

Ben Baur, Hunting Season

Willie Garson, Whole Day Down

Jeremy Glazer, These People

Ron Hanks, Golden California

Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg

Ian Verdun, Life’s a Drag

Best Lead Actress — Comedy:

Melissa Archer, Viral

Laura Campbell, Livin’ The Dream

Claire Downs, These People

Crista Flanagan, Club 5150

Jill Knox, Keith Broke His Leg

Amber Nash, Hart of America

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy:

Barry Brisco, Viral

Christopher Chwee, Rare Birds of Fashion

James “Prince” Coley, The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame

John Cramer, He’s With Me

Brennan Murray, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

David Starzyk, Cam Girls

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy:

Stephanie Ray Glass, The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame

Carolyn Hennessy, These People

Ginifer King, Life’s a Drag

Kathleen Littlefield, Redheads Anonymous

Paula Rhodes, Hollywood Wasteland

Darcie Siciliano, He’s With Me

Best Guest Actress — Comedy:

Emma Caulfield, HOARS

Melissa Claire Egan, Misguided

Cady Huffman, He’s With Me

Deidre Hall, Club 5150

Alexandra Krosney, Keith Broke His Leg

Debra Jo Rupp, He’s With Me

Best Guest Actor — Comedy:

Jim Beaver, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Craig Cackowski, F’d

Stephen Guarino, Life’s a Drag

Hunter Parrish, Town Car Willie

Jim Rash, These People

Fred Willard, Hart of America

Best Ensemble — Comedy:

Club 5150


He’s With Me

Hunting Season

Single and Dating in Vancouver

These People

Best Original Song:

“Hold On To Your Heart,” Hart of America (by Kevin Gillese, Chris Rittelmeyer & Benjamin Scott Holst)

“Sooner or Later,” Life of Matt (by Tim Bader)

“All Alone, Brutus and Caesar,” New Mayor of New York (by Ethan Slater & Isaac Jay)

“Happily Ever After,” Or So the Story Goes (by Judith Avers)

“Redheads Unite!” Redheads Anonymous (by Sam Carner & Derek Gregor)

“Sexy, Suave, and Single,” The Under 5ers (by Sami Horneff)

Best Soundtrack:

Brandon Russell & DJ Amen Ra, The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame

Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife

Grant Pavolka, Hunting Season

Frank Leone, In Retrospect

Julian Stamboulieh, LARPs

Judith Avers, Or So the Story Goes

Best Original Score:

Jason Chan, Bang Bang Club

Luke Wieting, BLACK

Amritha Vaz, Cam Girls

Robb Padgett, Hollywood Wasteland

Michael Shlafman, LARPs

Connie Kaldor & Paul Campagne, Nikola Tesla and the End of the World

Best Sound Design:

Richard Hamilton, Conversations From the Afterlife

Dan Arthurs, Devolve

Robb Padgett, Hollywood Wasteland

Roman Chimienti & Jay Pellizzi, Hunting Season

Richard Sheehan, Keith Broke His Leg

Matt R. Sherman, LARPs

Best Special/Visual Effects:

Andrew Lucas, BLACK

Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife

Lumen Actus and 6360 Productions, Hollywood Wasteland

Andy Batson, Nature Show

Jake Jarvi & Ryan Wolff, The Platoon of Power Squadron

Lyle Carole, VTV

Best Cinematography:

Arnaud Dumas, The Banks

Matthias Schubert, The Bay

Vincent Pierce, Capitol Hill

Matt Newcomb, Hollywood Wasteland

Tom Blount & John Collins, Night School

Rodolphe Portier, Winterthorne

Best Editing:

Jason Chan & Christian Lee, Bang Bang Club

Larissa Brantner James & Kris Fitzgerald, EastSiders

Behn Fannin, F’d

Ryan Robert Daggitt, Hollywood Wasteland

Julian Stamboulieh, LARPs

Jack Jewers & Tom Blount, Night School

Best Makeup:

Ren Bray, The Bay

Erik Warren, Beth Harvey & Pakio Galore, Capitol Hill

Tori McKelvey, Drty Diana

Sandra Solanchick, Hollywood Wasteland

Cathy Vincelli, LARPs

Jen Fregozo & James Freitas, Winterthorne

Best Production Design:

Christopher Balder, Capitol Hill

Xin Wang, Ex-Model

Caley Bisson, Hollywood Wasteland

Christina Vincelli, LARPs

Katie Moest, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Michael Caruso & Barbara Caruso, Winterthorne

Best Costume Design:

Harmony Arnold, Capitol Hill

Beth Newcomb, Hollywood Wasteland

Zak Thriepland, LARPs

Derya Derman, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Lisette Areizaga – The Southside

Nir Shelter & Tai Scrivener, VTV


Winterthorne – 13

The Bay, Hollywood Wasteland – 11

EastSiders – 10

LARPs – 8

Conversations From The Afterlife, Keith Broke His Leg, These People – 7

Hunting Season – 6

The Banks, Capitol Hill, F’d, He’s With Me, Night School – 5

Anacostia, Arthur, BLACK, Life’s A Drag, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy, Teenagers – 4

The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame, Club 5150, Hart of America – 3

Bang Bang Club, Cam Girls, Livin’ The Dream, Milgram and the Fastwalkers, Or So the Story Goes, Redheads Anonymous, The Southside, Viral, VTV – 2

Chancers, CO-OPeration, Devolve, Drty Diana, Ex-Model, Fully Engaged, Golden California, HOARS, In Retrospect, Life of Matt, Misguided, Made in Mosjøen, Nature Show, New Mayor of New York, Nikola Tesla and the End of the World, Out With Dad, The Platoon of Power Squadron, Rare Birds of Fashion, Shades of Bad, Single & Dating in Vancouver, Town Car Willie, The Under 5ers, Wasted, Whole Day Down – 1

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