Coronation Street enjoys triumphant British Soap Awards
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 May 2013
'Coronation Street' took home half the prizes at the 2013 British Soap Awards in Manchester last night (19.05.13) with rival 'EastEnders' only winning one
'Coronation Street' dominated at the 2013 British Soap Awards.
The show picked up the prize for Best British Soap as it stormed its way to victory with half the gongs - while rival 'EastEnders' only received one.
While Michelle Keegan - who plays Tina McIntyre - was named Sexiest Female for the fifth year, it was 'Coronation Street's' gripping domestic abuse storyline which helped dominate the ceremony in Manchester last night (18.05.13).
Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames) won both Villain of the Year and Best Dramatic Performance, while Alan Halsall's portrayal of victim Tyrone Dobbs earned him the Best Actor award and the saga as a whole picked up the Best Storyline prize.
Alan - whose wife Lucy-Jo Hudson is pregnant with their first child - accepted his award after a tribute to the late Bill Tarmey, who played his character's surrogate father Jack Duckworth.
He said: "Fancy bringing me up here after he's been on the screen. I owe a lot to that man, he means a lot to me. And Liz Dawn as well, she means a lot to me.
"I firmly believe that you're only as good as the people around you and so thank you to everybody who works at Coronation Street and every cast member.
"I'd also like to thank my beautiful wife Lucy-Jo Hudson and also our special guest, our baby bump. Can't wait to meet ya."
Elsewhere, the 'Coronation Street' triumph continued with Best Exit (Nigel Havers) and Comedy Performance (Patti Clare).
'Hollyoaks' wasn't far behind with five awards - including Danny Mac being named Sexiest Male - but 'Emmerdale' and 'EastEnders' trailed behind with latter only being recognised once on the show.
Full List of Winners for the 2013 British Soap Awards:
Best British Soap - 'Coronation Street'
Sexiest Male - 'EastEnders': Danny Mac (Dodger Savage)
Sexiest Female - 'Coronation Street': Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)
Villain of the Year - 'Coronation Street': Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames)
Best Actor - 'Coronation Street': Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs)
Best Actress - 'Hollyoaks': Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen)
Best Newcomer - 'Hollyoaks': Joseph Thompson (Doctor Paul Browning) Hollyoaks)
Best Exit - 'Coronation Street': Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer)
Best Comedy Performance - 'Coronation Street': Patti Clare (Mary Taylor)
Best On-Screen Partnership - 'Hollyoaks': Emmett J Scanlan and Kieron Richardson (Brendan Brady and Ste Hay)
Best Dramatic Performance - 'Coronation Street': Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames)
Best Young Performance - 'Emmerdale': Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle)
Spectacular Scene of the Year - 'Hollyoaks': The bus crash
Best Episode - 'Emmerdale': 'Emmerdale Live'
Best Storyline - 'Coronation Street': Kirsty's abuse of Tyrone
Lifetime Achievement - 'EastEnders': Adam Woodyatt