The Daily Star today reports that the majority of the cast of both Emmerdale and Coronation Street “boycotted” last night’s Inside Soap Awards 2012 because rival BBC soap EastEnders bagged many of the top gongs.
The paper adds, “No stars from Coronation Street or Emmerdale made the 200-mile journey from Manchester to attend the glitzy central London bash.”
However, award officials blamed the absences from on “filming clashes” but one awards insider said, “They’re in a right huff. They never seem to get the recognition they deserve.
“They’re not prepared to travel all that way when there’s nothing to show for their efforts at the end of it.
“They feel like the judges must have something against them.”
And last night, in response to several tweets on the subject of the awards, Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten wrote, “In reply to many tweets. Yes I’ve seen the #insidesoapawards results…
“Yes, I know we’ve won nothing. And yes, I think it’s very sad xxx”
Indeed it is sad, since I personally think Emmerdale is absolutely addictive viewing! Likewise for Corrie, but at the awards yesterday, the nation’s favourite Street only bagged three awards, which went to Michelle Keegan who plays Tina McIntyre, and Alex Bain who plays Simon Barlow.
Michelle yet again bagged the Sexiest Female award as well as the Best Dressed gong, while Alex won Best Young Actor.
And though EastEnders walked away with the majority of the awards, Hollyoaks star Emmett J Scanlan – who plays Brendan Brady – won Best Actor and Best Bad Boy.
Here’s the full list of winners…
Best Actor: Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)
Best Actress: Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders)
Best Young Actor: Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Coronation Street)
Best Newcomer: Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale, EastEnders)
Funniest Male: Ricky Norwood (Arthur ‘Fat Boy’ Chubb, EastEnders)
Funniest Female: Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
Best Bad Boy: Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)
Best Bitch: Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders)
Sexiest Male: David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)
Sexiest Female: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Best Daytime Soap: Neighbours
Best Daytime Star: Ryan Moloney (Jarrod ‘Toadie’ Rebecchi, Neighbours)
Best-Dressed Soap Star sponsored by boohoo.com: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Best Drama: Waterloo Road
Best Soap: EastEnders
Are there any surprises there for you?