Awards & Accolades

Sally has been fortunate to be the recipient of several awards for her acting, directing, producing and writing. Here are some highlights of these honours she is so grateful to have received to date.

ACTING AWARDS

WinnerBest Actress (Sally McLean) – 2022 Andromeda Film Festival (Turkey) 
Winner: Best Ensemble Performance– 2022 London Web Fest (UK) 
Winner “Best Actress in a Web Series” – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Winner: “Best Ensemble (International Narrative)” – 2021 New Zealand WebFest (NZ) 
Winner: “Best Ensemble Cast (Drama)” – 2021 British Web Awards (UK) 
Winner “Best Ensemble Cast (Series)” – 2019 London International Motion Picture Awards (UK) 
Winner “Best Ensemble Cast” – 2017 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain) 
Winner “Best Shakespeare Short”, 2016 British Council Short Film Competition (UK) (Shakespeare Republic– Sally performing “Sonnet #18”)
Winner “Best Webisode or Web Short”, 2016 Peak City International Film Festival (USA) (Shakespeare Republic – Sally performing “Sonnet #18”)
Winner “Best Web Short”, 2016 Stonefair International Film Festival (Romania) (Shakespeare Republic – Sally performing “Sonnet #18”)
Winner “Best Supporting Actress”, Cheevers Awards (Australia) for Murdered to Death
Winner “Presenter of the Year”, Radio 3RPP-FM (Australia)

ACTOR NOMINATIONS

Shortlisted: Best Film Inspired by Shakespeare (Sally McLean as “Macbeth”) – 2022 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare Shorts (UK)
Nominated “Outstanding Actor in a Principal Role (History)”, The Groundlings’ Choice Awards 2021 (UK) for “Queen Katherine” in Henry VIII
Nominated: “Best Supporting Performance” for playing “Newsreader” – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA) 
Nominated: “Best Ensemble” – 2021 T.O. Web Fest (Canada) 
Nominated: “Amets Ensemble” – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain) 
Nominated: “Best Ensemble Cast” – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea) 
Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast” – 2020 Asia Web Awards (Korea) 
Nominated: “Best Actress” for playing “Beatrice” – 2019 Asia Web Awards (Korea)
Nominated: “Best Lead Actress” for playing Beatrice – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA) 
Nominated: “Best Supporting Actress” & “Best New Talent”, MTGV Awards (Australia) for “Ado Annie” in Oklahoma

WRITER/DIRECTOR AWARDS

Winner: Alum Award (Sally McLean) – 2023 NZ Web Fest (New Zealand)
Winner: Best Writer & Director (Sally McLean) — 2023 British Web Awards (UK) 
Winner: Best Adaptation (Sally McLean) — 2023 British Web Awards (UK)
Winner: “CreatorAmets (Best Independent Creator/Showrunner)” – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain) 
Winner: “Best Director” – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea) 
Winner: “Best Director (International Narrative)” – 2021 New Zealand WebFest (NZ) 
Winner: “Best Writer of a Dramatic Series” & “Best Dramatic Series” – 2021 Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (USA)
Winner: “Best Screenwriting” & “Best Web Series” – 2021 Green Mountain International Film Festival (USA) 
Winner: “The Michael Ajakwe Award for Innovation” – 2021 Digital Media Festival (Italy) 
Winner “Best Film – Dir. Sally McLean”, 2020 Falstaff Awards for Excellence in Shakespeare (USA) 
Winner “Michael Ajakwe Jr Award For Innovation”, 2020 Sydney WebFest (Australia) 
Winner “Best Director”, 2020 New York City WebFest (USA) 
Winner “Best Director”, 2019 Côte d’Azur Webfest (part of the 72nd Festival de Cannes Marché du Film program, Cannes, France) 
Winner “Best Digital Series: Director – Sally McLean”, 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award (USA) 
Winner “Best Original Idea”, 2017 Rio WebFest (Brazil) 
Awarded “Highly Commended: Best Film Inspired By  Shakespeare” by Jury President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, 2017 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust “Filming Shakespeare” Festival (UK) 
Winner “Best Director”, 2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA) 

WRITER/DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2024 LA Web Fest (USA)
Nominated:
Best Screenplay (Sally McLean) – 2024 LA Web Fest (USA)
Nominated:
Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2023 Hollywood Series Awards (USA)
Nominated: Michael Ajakwe Jr Pioneer Award (Sally McLean) – 2023 Hollywood Series Awards (USA)
Nominated: Best Writing in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2023 Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Amets Filmmaker (Best Showrunner) (Sally McLean) – 2023 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Finalist: Best Directing (Sally Mclean) (International Narrative Web Series) – 2023 NZ Web Fest (New Zealand)
Nominated: Best Director in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2023 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: The “Pablo Cedrón” Award for Best Original Screenplay (Sally McLean) – 2023 IOWF (Italy)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2022 London Web Fest (UK)
Nominated: Best Dramatic Writer (Sally McLean) – 2022 Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Dramatic Director (Sally McLean) – 2022 Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Director: Narrative (Sally McLean) – 2022 New Zealand Web Fest (NZ)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2022 Digital Griffix Film Awards (Canada)
Nominated: Best Woman Filmmaker (Sally McLean) – 2022 Digital Griffix Film Awards (Canada)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2022 London Web Fest (UK)
Nominated: Best Director International (Sally McLean) – 2022 Miami Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: “Top Amets”  – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain) 
Finalist: “Best Director” – 2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards (UK) 
Nominated: “Best Screenplay” & “Best Concept” – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea) 
Nominated: “Best Director in a Drama”, “Best Original Premise” & “Outstanding Drama” – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA) 
Nominated: “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay/Writer” & “Best Producer”, 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia) 
Nominated: “Best Original Script” – 2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada) 
Nominated: “Best Director” & “Best Creator”, 2020 Asia Web Awards (Korea) 
Nominated: “Best Director”, 2020 Sydney WebFest (Australia) 
Nominated: “Best Directing” & “Best Screenplay” – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK) 
Nominated: “Best Director”, 2019 Asia Web Awards (Korea)
Nominated: “Best Director”, 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)

To see all the awards Sally and her team at Incognita Enterprises have been nominated for and won so far, CLICK HERE.