British Soap Awards: Emmerdale, EastEnders, Corrie, Hollyoaks, Doctors!

Published Friday, May 15 2015, 17:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The biggest night in the world of soap has arrived!

Stars from the UK's best-loved soaps will be out in force at the British Soap Awards 2015, and while the nominations are brimming with talent, we've already got our winners in mind. Check out Reveal's top pick below, but remember, everyone is a winner really!

Best British Soap: Reveal's winner is... EastEnders.
EastEnders' Who Killed Lucy storyline ran for a little too long for our liking, but the 30th anniversary week, which featured special live inserts, was spectacular. It was, in all honesty, a great start to the year. There was so much buzz surrounding the week and it felt like the entire nation was watching with the #EELive hashtag. Suspense, emotion and moments of humour, it was a great team effort, and a record-breaking success.

EastEnders, suspects, Lucy Beale.


EastEnders' Lucy Beale storyline with the live week makes this soap top trumps.

Best Actress: Reveal's winner is... Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale).
Viewers have just seen Alicia get closure following a dramatic ordeal with 14-year-old schoolboy Lachlan White who sexually assaulted her - the first storyline of its kind for the ITV soap. We've seen Natalie deliver emotional scenes before, and she's good at doing light-hearted scenes too, but her recent performance as Alicia was delivered with care, understanding and believability.

Best Actor: Reveal's winner is... Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale, EastEnders).
Can we just say, Emmerdale's Michael Parr, who plays Ross Barton, has been fantastic. However, if EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt doesn't win, it will be a travesty. Adam's portrayal as heartbroken Ian Beale after learning of his daughter Lucy's death was sensational, and similarly, when Ian broke the news to his son Ben. Adam has always been a fantastic actor, and as the soap's longest-serving cast member, he deserves it more than anyone.

Adam Woodyatt in EastEnders as Ian Beale - 19 February 2015.

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Adam Woodyatt as the iconic Ian Beale.

Villain of the Year: Reveal's winner is... John Altman (Nick Cotton, EastEnders).
There is only one Nick Cotton, and even though the iconic character may now be dead, actor John Altman deserves this gong for what has been a pretty brilliant, but evil portrayal. Soap fans can now breathe a sigh of relief that Nick is no longer around to give his mother Dot any more grief - that's unless soap bosses decide to bring him back from the dead!

Best Comedy Performance: Reveal's winner is... Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders).
Who doesn't love Kim Fox?! Sassy, outspoken and she rocks loud, outrageous and questionable outfits! Actress and comedienne Tameka plays Kim so well. We never want Kim to leave Albert Square!

Best Storyline: Reveal's winner is... Donna's Demise (Emmerdale).
Who didn't cry when terminally ill Donna Windsor met her demise under tragic circumstances?! Donna's love story with Ross Barton gripped soap fans and we all wanted them to get their happy ending with her daughter April. This storyline of love, deceit and danger was a fab direction for Emmerdale.

Emmerdale, Donna and Ross kiss, Thu 29 May


Donna's demise was sad to watch.

Best Newcomer: Reveal's winner is...Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, EastEnders).
More than just a bit of eye candy, Kush has been a welcome addition as a market stall trader in Albert Square. We're only just scratching the surface with Kush, and we think Davood plays the character perfectly. Charming, cheeky and even a little mysterious, we reckon fans want to see Davood stay around on the soap for a while yet!

Best Single Episode: Reveal's winner is... Episode 5020 - Live Episode (EastEnders).
Dramatic, emotional and gripping, what was not to love about the full 30 minute live episode?! It was a stellar cast and stellar performances all round!

Best On-Screen Partnership: Reveal's winner is... Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street).
As much as we loved Emmerdale's Ross and Donna, and we really did, we have to give this one to Corrie's Sally and Tim. They are just brilliant! Sally is really nagging and Tim is the exact opposite. Together, they make the perfect match and we reckon if scriptwriters allow it, they could go down as an iconic duo in years to come!

Corrie, Kevin punches Tim, Fri 21 Mar


We love watching Corrie's Sally and Tim!

Best Dramatic Performance: Reveal's winner is... Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders).
Linda Carter went through a horrific ordeal after being raped by her husband's brother Dean. The episode of the assault, and the aftermath which followed was acted brilliantly by Kellie, who delivered a performance with a lot of sensitivity and care.

Best Young Performance: Reveal's winner is... Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale).
How cute is April? As soon as she was on screen, soap fans fell in love with her adorable smile and innocent nature. But April was also very wise, something she probably learned from her policewoman mum Donna. Even in scenes of Donna's death, young actress Amelia did her scenes justice.

Scene of the Year: Reveal's winner is... Kathy comes home (EastEnders).
How many of us screamed at the TV when Kathy Beale made her return?! We did! It was amazing. After believing she was dead for nine years, you can imagine how shocked we all were to find out that Kathy was really alive! Clever work, producers. It was only a small scene but Kathy's appearance was brilliant, and we can't wait to see her permanent return!

Gillian Taylforth makes EastEnders return as Kathy Beale - 19 February.


Kathy Beale!

The British Soap Awards will be shown on Thursday 21 May at 8pm on ITV.

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