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Anacostia (web series)

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Created by  Anthony Anderson
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons  5
Program creator  Anthony Anderson
Number of episodes  44
Language  English
8.2/10 IMDb

Written by  Anthony Anderson
Original language(s)  English
First episode date  15 October 2009
Number of seasons  5
Executive producer  Anthony Anderson
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Starring  Anthony Anderson Marion Akpan Christopher Bair Martha Byrne Tamieka Chavis Tia Dae Pasha Diallo Kena Hodges Elizabeth Hubbard William Lash Melan Perez Luis Valdez Darnell Lamont Walker
Similar  Ragged Isle, Miss Behave, Winterthorne, Beacon Hill, These Are My Children

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Anacostia is a soap opera web series that premiered on October 15, 2009, on YouTube. Created by and starring Anthony Anderson, it chronicles the drama among residents of the titular community in Washington, D. C.

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The series was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series, and Martha Byrne won a Daytime Emmy the same year for Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series for her performance as Alexis Jordan. Elizabeth Hubbard was nominated in 2016 for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for her role as Eva Montgomery.

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Production

Anacostia was created in 2009 by Anderson, who also writes, executive produces and stars in the series. Byrne serves as co-executive producer, Fritz Bewith Lora Lee, Jamie Misiak and Alexis Robinson Smith as line producers; Harold Jackson III, Anne Wells Auer and Nicole Whitmire as consulting producers; and Marion Akpan, Christopher Bair, Kelvin Cook, Tia Dae, Pasha Diallo, India Doy-Young, Antonio Harrison Jr., Kena Hodges, William Lash and Rolfini Whidbee as producers. In 2016, the show announced that writer and broadcaster Benjamin Bryant would join the production as a senior producer and creative consultant for season five.

Byrne joined the series in 2011 as Alexis Jordan. In September 2015, Soap Opera Digest reported that Byrne's former As the World Turns co-star Elizabeth Hubbard would appear on Anacostia as Eva Montgomery, in scenes directed and co-written by Byrne.

Awards and recognition

Anacostia was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series, and Martha Byrne won a Daytime Emmy the same year for Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series for her performance as Alexis Jordan. Elizabeth Hubbard was nominated in 2016 for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for her role as Eva Montgomery.

To date, the series has won seven Indie Series Awards, and has been nominated for many more.

In December 2010, Anderson was named by We Love Soaps as one of the 15 Most Fascinating People of 2010.

References

Anacostia (web series) Wikipedia


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