There’s no shortage of drama at this year’s Inside Soap Awards, as Coronation Street nearly sweep the board – scooping seven trophies, including ‘Best Soap’.
A host of cast members connected to Coronation Street’s dramatic ‘hate crime’ storyline – which saw the death of character Seb Franklin – are rewarded for their performances: including ‘Best Actor’ David Neilson (Roy Cropper) and ‘Best Actress’ Sally Carman (Abi Webster).
Inside Soap editor Gary Gillatt said: ‘The 36th annual Inside Soap Awards are dominated not so much by one soap as a single storyline: the hate crime attack on Coronation Street’s Seb and Nina, and the ripple effect it had on their families and community.
‘It’s the kind of intimate story – taking us close to an all-too-real tragedy – that packs a punch, delivered by the most talented and popular actors working in Britain today.’
Best Actress Sally Carman has wowed As Abi Franklin and she was humbly delighted by the accolade.
She grinned: ‘This is ace. I’m just so happy to be getting these storylines – and to be recognised for doing a good job is the best feeling. The writing of the storyline was so beautiful, so it was an honour to be asked to deliver those words. The great thing about Corrie is that it feels like a different job one month to the next.
‘One minute I’m filming in Kevin’s house, the next I’m in a film studio submerged in a sinkhole with a gun in my hand. Then I’m doing a scene with Dame Maureen Lipman. It’s just phenomenal to be paid to do this – so awards are a bonus!’
David Neilson, crowned Best Actor and Best Partnership, added: ‘It’s lovely for me and Mollie that idiosyncratic characters such as Roy and Nina appeal so much to viewers. They can be seen as eccentric, but they are valued and loved – and that’s wonderful.’
The Inside Soap Awards Winners 2021
Abi Webster, Coronation Street
Roy Cropper, Coronation Street
Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street
Meena Jutla, Emmerdale
Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street
MOLLIE GALLAGHER & DAVID NEILSON
Nina Lucas & Roy Cropper, Coronation Street
NINA & SEB’S HATE CRIME HORROR
BEN & CALLUM’S WEDDING
BEST DRAMA STAR
Jac Naylor, Holby City
BEST DAYTIME STAR
APRIL ROSE PENGILLY
Chloe Brennan, Neighbours
BEST DAYTIME SOAP
The Inside Soap Awards were announced in today’s issue of Inside Soap magazine, on sale from today
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