2012 Inside Soap Awards: EastEnders sweeps the board with seven awards


After the glitz and glamour of the EMMYS: TV's finest turn out for the 2012 Inside Soap Awards… as EastEnders sweeps the board

By
Louise Saunders

PUBLISHED:

19:34 GMT, 24 September 2012

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UPDATED:

19:38 GMT, 24 September 2012

On Sunday night, the great and good of the television world took to the red carpet in Los Angeles for the 64th Annual Emmy Awards.

And just 24 hours later, it was the turn of the 2012 Inside Soap Awards, with a whole host of British TV's finest turning out for the bash.

Leading the way were EastEnders stars Danielle Harold, Jacqueline Jossa and Hetti Bywater, who all showed off their enviable pins in cute minidresses.

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EastEnd girls: EastEnders stars Danielle Harold, Jacqueline Jossa and Hetti Bywater all showed off their enviable pins in minidresses as they walked the red carpet at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards

EastEnd girls: EastEnders stars Danielle Harold, Jacqueline Jossa and Hetti Bywater all showed off their enviable pins in minidresses as they walked the red carpet at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards

Sweeping the board: Jacqueline Jossa (L) opted for a black sequinned number, while Best Newcomer winner Hetti Bywater (R) looked positively angelic in white

Sweeping the board: Jacqueline Jossa (L) opted for a black sequinned number, while Best Newcomer winner Hetti Bywater (R) looked positively angelic in white

Sweeping the board: Jacqueline Jossa (L) opted for a black sequinned number, while Best Newcomer winner Hetti Bywater (R) looked positively angelic in white

And it's no wonder the trio were smiling so much, with EastEnders sweeping the board with seven awards.

They were joined on the red carpet at London's One Marylebone venue by Hollyoaks bombshell Rachel Shenton, who wowed in a black floor-length backless gown.

Showing off her curves in all their glory, the Cheryl Cole lookalike – who plays Mitzee Minniver in the Channel 4 soap – teamed her showstopping ensemble with a slick of red lipstick and a black sequin clutch bag.

Soap beauty: Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton wowed in a black floor-length gown

Soap beauty: Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton wowed in a black floor-length gown

Daring: The brunette bombshell looked stunning in the backless number

Daring: The brunette bombshell looked stunning in the backless number

Daring: The brunette bombshell looked stunning in the backless number

Despite bowing out of her role in the BBC One soap earlier this year, Cheryl Fergison made sure to turn out to the soap bash – opting for a safe black dress and black leather knee-high boots.

Elsewhere, Lucy Dixon, who plays Tilly Evans in Hollyoaks, opted for a stylish tweed aqua jacket and skirt combo, while Tricia Penrose showed off her ample cleavage in a form-fitting cobalt blue number.

Winners: EastEnders' Empson won Funniest Female for the second year running, while the coveted Best Actress prize went to Gillian Wright and newcomer David Witts won Sexiest Male

Winners: EastEnders' Empson won Funniest Female for the second year running, while the coveted Best Actress prize went to Gillian Wright and newcomer David Witts won Sexiest Male

Winners: EastEnders' Empson won Funniest Female for the second year running, while the coveted Best Actress prize went to Gillian Wright and newcomer David Witts won Sexiest Male

Winners: EastEnders' Empson won Funniest Female for the second year running, while the coveted Best Actress prize went to Gillian Wright and newcomer David Witts won Sexiest Male

Bad boy: Emmett J Scanlan celebrated a double win by taking home Best Actor and Best Bad Boy for his portrayal as evil Brendan Brady

Bad boy: Emmett J Scanlan celebrated a double win by taking home Best Actor and Best Bad Boy for his portrayal as evil Brendan Brady

Dani Harman took a break from her training for Strictly Come Dancing for the evening, complementing her petite figure in a black lace skater dress with a Peter Pan collar.

And Waterloo Road's Chelsee Healey
didn't disappoint when it came to opting for one of her favoured garish
gowns, as she walked the red carpet in a loud and proud animalprint
dress with a daring thigh split.

Everybody needs good Neighbours: Tom Oliver and Chris Milligan picked up the award for Best Daytime Soap

Everybody needs good Neighbours: Tom Oliver and Chris Milligan picked up the award for Best Daytime Soap

The 2012 Inside Soap Awards, sponsored by boohoo.com, saw EastEnders walk away with an impressive seven awards, including Best Soap.

Meanwhile, the coveted Best Actress prize went to Gillian Wright, who plays Jean Slater, and Best Newcomer was handed to Hetti Bywater for her portrayal of Lucy Beale.

Frock horror: Tricia Penrose (R) and Chelsee Healey (L) were among the red carpet casualties

Frock horror: Tricia Penrose (R) and Chelsee Healey (L) were among the red carpet casualties

Frock horror: Tricia Penrose (R) and Chelsee Healey (L) were among the red carpet casualties

Funniest female went to Tameka Empson for her role as Kim Fox for the second year running, while Ricky Norwood was crowned Funniest Male for his portrayal of gaffe-prone Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb.

With Charlie Brooks – who plays conniving Janine Butcher in the soap – bagging the Best Bitch award and newcomer David Witts winning Sexiest Male, it was a successful evening for EastEnders all round.

Cute: Hollyoaks actress Lucy Dixon (L) looked stylish in a turquoise tweed suit, while Dani Harman took a break from her training for Strictly Come Dancing for the evening

Cute: Hollyoaks actress Lucy Dixon (L) looked stylish in a turquoise tweed suit, while Dani Harman took a break from her training for Strictly Come Dancing for the evening

Cute: Hollyoaks actress Lucy Dixon (L) looked stylish in a turquoise tweed suit, while Dani Harman took a break from her training for Strictly Come Dancing for the evening

But Coronation Street wasn't left completely out in the cold, with soap bombshell Michelle Keegan taking home Sexiest Female for the fourth year running for her portrayal of the feisty Tina McIntyre, as well as Best-Dressed Soap Star sponsored by boohoo.com.

And adorable child star Simon Bain – who plays little Simon Barlow in the ITv1 soap – was awarded Best Young Actor.

Over at Hollyoaks, Emmett J Scanlan celebrated a double win by taking home Best Actor and Best Bad Boy for his portrayal as evil Brendan Brady.

Not giving up her soap crown: Ex-EastEnder Cheryl Fergison made sure to turn out to the annual event

Not giving up her soap crown: Ex-EastEnder Cheryl Fergison made sure to turn out to the annual event

2012 INSIDE SOAP AWARDS 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