ATV News presents the 2008 Soap and Drama Awards.

The polls are now closed, the votes have been counted, and we can reveal who are the winners and losers in the annual ATV News Soap And Drama Awards!

The most honest awards around that gives out good and and bad awards – not every award here is worth winning!

We've included the overall winner in each category as well as the runner up – just so you can see who came second.

So without further ado here are the winners!


The Best Of The Last Year:

ATV News

ITV / Granada

Most Loveable Character

Winner: Audrey Roberts – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Dot Branning – EastEnders

BBC / BBC Elstree

Favourite Storyline

Winner: Tanya's Revenge – EastEnders

Runner Up: Clare leaves Hollyoaks



ITV / Granada

Favourite Villain

Winner: David Platt – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Clare Cunningham – Hollyoaks

Lime Pictures

Most effective storyline at raising social awareness

Winner: Eating Disorders – Hollyoaks

Runner Up: Shirely's Cancer Scare – EastEnders



Lime Pictures

Best Character

Winner: John-Paul McQueen - Hollyoaks

Runner Up: Peggy Mitchell – EastEnders

BBC /  BBC Elstree

Best Love Triangle

Winner: Ronnie/Roxy/Jack – EastEnders

Runner Up: John-Paul/Craig and Sarah - Hollyoaks



BBC / BBC Elstree

Best Episode

Winner: Frank's Funeral – EastEnders

Runner Up: David Ruins Sarah's Wedding – Coronation Street

BBC /  BBC Elstree

Best Battleaxe

Winner: Peggy Mitchell - EastEnders

Runner Up: Val Lambert – Emmerdale



ITV /  Yorkshire Television

Most Misunderstood Villain

Winner: Eric Pollard - Emmerdale

Runner Up: Paul Robinson – Neighbours

BBC

Best Television Advert for a soap

Winner: There's More to EastEnders

Coronation Street received no votes for this category.



Grundy / Fremantle Media

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ian Smith for his role as Harold Bishop in Neighbours as well as previous work as a storyliner and actor on Prisoner: Cell Block H.

BBC

Soap that has changed for the better

Winner: EastEnders

Runner Up: Hollyoaks



BBC

Best Soap

Winner: EastEnders

Runner Up: Coronation Street

ATV

Best Continuing Drama
Winner: Holby City - BBC
Runner Up: Casualty - BBC

Best Drama Series
Winner: Skins - Channel 4
Runner Up: Waterloo Rd - BBC



The Worst Of The Last Year:

Character you'd most like to see written out

Winner: Sean Tully – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Elie Dingle – Emmerdale 

Most Overated Villain

Winner: Steven Beale - EastEnders

Runner Up: Phil Mitchell - EastEnders



Worst Character

Winner: Sean Tully – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Jerry Morton – Coronation Street

Most Irritating Character

Winner: Sean Tully - Coronation Street

Runner Up: Steven Beale - EastEnders



Worst Love Triangle

Winner: Fiz/John/Rosie – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Steven/Christian/Stacey - EastEnders

Storylines that went on for way too long

Winner: Baby Swap – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Max and Stacey's Affair – EastEnders



Worst Love Triangle

Winner: Fiz/John/Rosie – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Steven/Christian/Stacey - EastEnders

Storylines that went on for way too long

Winner: Baby Swap – Coronation Street

Runner Up: Max and Stacey's Affair – EastEnders



Soap that most needs revamping / saving

Winner: Neighbours 

Runner Up: Emmerdale



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