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Review: ‘After Forever’ wins 2019 ‘Outstanding Digital Drama’ Emmy Award (Includes first-hand account)

After Forever was honored with the prestigious 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Digital Drama Series,” where it bested stiff competition.

In his moving acceptance speech, co-creator and co-writer Michael Slade opened up about his inspiration behind the digital drama series, After Forever, which is based on his own personal experiences.

Slade thanked co-creator, co-writer and leading actor Kevin Spirtas, as well as their “amazing producer” Allison Vanore, and director Jennifer Pepperman, and Erin Cherry, who won for “Outstanding Supporting Actress.”

They also acknowledged the cast members that scored Emmy nominations for their work, that didn’t win, which included Mitchell Anderson (“Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Drama Series” nominee), Cady Huffman (“Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Drama Series” nominee), and the “incomparable” veteran actress Anita Gillette (“Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Drama Series”), among others.

With this series, Slade’s goal was to show people that there is life after grief, and one can still honor the person that has passed away. Slade thanked the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the voters and Amazon Prime. “We’re ready to be a part of the real family now,” he told the folks over at Amazon Prime.

On Friday, May 3, as Digital Journal previously reported, After Forever won big at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where it took home four Emmy statues.

For more information on After Forever, check out its official website and their Facebook page.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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