The British Soap Awards are always a must-watch at Entertainment Views HQ, we are avid soap fans and love to find out who the public has chosen as their soap opera favourites. Hosted by Phillip Schofield, this was the first year the awards show had gone live and the selected venue – Hackney Empire Theatre was a good choice. The show ran to time, almost, slightly thrown off-kilter when 80’s small screen legends Cagney (Sharon Gless) and Lacey (Tyne Daly) arrived to announce the winner of Best Soap. Their banter was one of the highlights of the evening, it was fantastic to see the pair reunited.
Without further ado, here are the winners, together with Entertainment Views‘ opinion on the chosen ones:
Winners — 2018
Voted by the British public
Best British Soap
Entertainment Views thinks: We agree! It’s pushed boundaries in the past twelve months and Phelan (Connor McIntyre) has kept us gripped. Worthy winner.
Jack P Shepherd
Entertainment Views thinks: Yes, David Platt is a fantastic character and Jack P Shepherd plays him like a second skin.
Entertainment Views thinks: An unsurprising win as Lucy Fallon is the girl of the moment.
Hotten Bypass Crash
Entertainment Views thinks: Spectacular, Emmerdale at its finest.
Voted by the panel
Villain of the Year
Entertainment Views thinks: Who else?
Best Male Dramatic Performance
Entertainment Views Thinks: We’d always thought he had been un underrated actor, so this award goes to show how much his talent is appreciated in the industry.
Best Female Dramatic Performance
Entertainment Views thinks: We refer you to our comments above – this girl can do no wrong at the moment.
Best Comedy Performance
Entertainment Views thinks: A worthy winner, it’s great to see Doctors being included – it’s not often they win a public vote, however the panel can be relied upon to give them a shout out.
Best Young Actor
Entertainment Views thinks: A talented young actor, her recent storyline has really brought her to the fore.
Scene of the Year
Lauren & Abi’s Rooftop Fall
Entertainment Views thinks: A tied vote, eh? We agree that both scenes stood out in their individual ways and you probably couldn’t judge them against one another, really. The rooftop fall was a heart-stopping scene.
Best On-Screen Partnership
Malique Thompson-Dwyer & Theo Graham
Entertainment Views thinks: Hollyoaks have some of the best on-screen partnerships.
Entertainment Views thinks: She’s phenomenal, if this had gone to public vote we’d have backed Lorraine to win.
Entertainment Views thinks: This storyline was so on point that we often found it difficult to watch. Hollyoaks do hard-hitting drama like no other.
Best Single Episode
Three Mothers, Three Daughters
Entertainment Views thinks: Absolutely spot on, a glorious episode which explored emotions like no other.
Entertainment Views thinks: Yeah man! A perfect choice who has long deserved an accolade.
Tony Warren Award
former Executive Producer – Coronation Street
Entertainment Views thinks: We remember Kieran from when he joined Emmerdale, continuing drama are lucky to have him, as are the ITV.
Photo Credits: BBC & ITV