The British Soap Awards 2013 once again celebrated the very best in the past year of TV Soaps. Check out the full list of winners below, with Coronation Street dominating the night with 8 awards including for best British soap, actor, storyline, villain, comedy and dramatic performances.
Sexiest Female: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Sexiest Male: Danny Mac (Dodger Savage, Hollyoaks)
Best Actor: Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)
Best Actress: Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Villain of the Year: Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
Best British Soap: Coronation Street
Best Newcomer: Joseph Thompson (Doctor Paul Browning, Hollyoaks)
Best Exit: Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer, Coronation Street)
Best Comedy Performance: Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, Coronation Street)
Best On-Screen Partnership: Emmett J Scanlan & Kieron Richardson (Hollyoaks)
Best Dramatic Performance: Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
Best Young Performance: Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle, Emmerdale)
Spectacular Scene of the Year: The bus crash (Hollyoaks)
Best Episode: ‘Emmerdale Live’ (Emmerdale)
Best Storyline: Kirsty’s abuse of Tyrone (Coronation Street)
Lifetime Achievement: Adam Woodyatt, EastEnders
This year’s British Academy Television Awards 2013 took place last night at a star studded ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Honors were split evenly among a host of top shows and popular performances. Olivia Colman enjoyed a double triumph, winning best supporting actress for Accused and best female comedy performance for Twenty Twelve. Young Skyfall star Ben Wishaw landed top star prize for leading actor and his Hollow Crown co-star Simon Russell Beale took home best supporting actor. Meanwhile Sheridan Smith secured the leading actress award for a serious turn in Mrs Biggs.
Murder, Last Tango In Halifax, Twenty Twelve, Made in Chelsea and EastEnders all scooped awards whilst sports presenter Clare Balding received a special award for her London 2012 Olympics coverage and Michael Palin received the prestigious BAFTA fellowship. Game of Thrones crowned it’s rising popularity by securing the Audience Award via the public vote.
Full collection of backstage winners interviews below: