RUMORS Nominated for 6 Indie Series Awards

The nominees for the 12th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed this Wednesday during a special episode of Serial Scoop Now hosted by actor and entertainer Jo Weil. The festival which was founded in 2009 celebrates independently produced series.

Anacostia and The Bay led the pack with 15 nominations each.  They are joined in the Best Drama Series category by Arthur, Capital Roar, For the Record, Incompleteness, My Pride and Purgatory.

Also in the Drama category, Rumors, a series created by Nicole Vernarec, was nominated for several ISAs including Best Ensemble Cast and Best Cinematography. Vernaec was nominated for Best Writing and Best Actress. Kira Reed Lorsch who also produced the series was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Matt Viera was nominated for Best Director. We first met the creative team behind Rumors opening night of last year’s Bushwick Film Festival.

The comedies were led by The Amazing Gayl Pile: Last Resort with 14 nominations.  They are joined in the Best Comedy Series category by Aidy Kane (Really Wants You to Love Him), Cady Did, Cam_Girlfriend, Claire-ity, The Communist’s Daughter, Reality Sets In and Searching for Sylvie.

The growing audio fiction genre was added to the ceremony this year.  The nominees for Best Audio Series are Around the Sun, Clutch: Chapter 3, Earth Eclipsed, Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story, The Ol’ Timey Spectral Hour and Silva Lining’s Care Plan.

A record number of submissions were received from outside the United States leading producers to create the Best International Series category.  Nominees include Arthur (Switzerland), Capital Roar (Colombia), Don’t Care to Share (Israel), Incoming: Words of War (Australia), Isolated (Peru), Like in Movies (Japan), Mortal Glitch (Ecuador) and On a List (Canada).  Submissions were also received from Bulgaria, Germany and Italy.

Also revealed was the winner of the ISA12 Spotlight Award, created to celebrate new series made on a small budget.  Love in 2020 received the honor, after being named a finalist in early January along with I Am You and Smothered.

The 12th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA. For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit the ISA website.

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