EastEnders fails to impress at the 2017 British Soap Awards

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After being nominated for fourteen awards in total at this year’s British Soap Awards, EastEnders only managed to win one award.

The award in question was the Tony Warren award – formerly known as the Outstanding Achievement Award – and was given to Gillian Richmond, a writer for EastEnders.

Below is a list of the winners in full:

“Best British Soap” Emmerdale
“Best Actor” John Middleton (Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale)
“Best Actress” Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas in Emmerdale)
“Best Newcomer” Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne in Coronation Street)
“Best Comedy Performance” Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter in Coronation Street)
“Best On-Screen Partnership” Richard Linnell & Kassius Nelson (Alfie Nightingale & Jade Albright in Hollyoaks)
“Best Male Dramatic Performance” John Middleton (Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale)
“Best Female Dramatic Performance” Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor in Coronation Street)
“Best Young Performance” Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow in Coronation Street)
“Villain of the Year” Lucy-Jo Hudson (Rhiannon Davis in Doctors)
“Scene of the Year” Jade says goodbye to Alfie (Hollyoaks)
“Best Storyline” Ashley’s dementia (Emmerdale)
“Best Single Episode” Ashley’s point of view (Emmerdale)
“Outstanding Achievement Award” Nick Pollard (Tony Hutchinson in Hollyoaks)
The Tony Warren Award” Gillian Richmond (EastEnders writer)

EastEnders were nominated for various different topics – such as dealing with Lee’s mental health storyline, to Ronnie and Roxy’s exits. Yet despite this, Emmerdale managed to scoop the most awards.

Both the cast and crew will, understandably, be disappointed with the results. But what went wrong? Why didn’t you vote? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the awards.

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  • Chris Grande

    Honestly, I can’t say I am at all surprised. Sean O’Connor needs to go. ASAP. He’s done nothing for the show, if not ruin it. And I am certain I’m not alone in saying this!