Coronation Street dominated the Inside Soap Awards with a total of seven wins, including the top prize for best soap.
David Neilson of the ITV series, who plays Roy Cropper, won Best Actor while Sally Carman, who plays Abi Franklin, was named Best Actress.
The show also won the Best Plot award for the hate crime storyline involving characters Seb and Nina.
Inside Soap editor Gary Gillatt said, “It’s the kind of intimate story – which brings us close to an all-too-real tragedy – that packs a punch.”
The story shows Seb and Nina being attacked due to Nina’s alternate identity and the ripple effect this has on their family and community.
Judges praised the show, which worked closely with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation on the storyline, for addressing difficult topics.
Best Newcomer was awarded to Jude Riordan, who plays Sam Blakeman, and Dame Maureen Lipman was honored for Funniest Performance.
She said, “It’s wonderful to be fun in this day and age – and I’m as happy as I’m 19.
“Turning 75 and being named best newcomer in 2019 and now the funniest person on soap – that’s really, really cool.”
In addition to being named Best Actor, Neilson was recognized in the Best Partnerships category for his on-screen interactions with Mollie Gallagher, played by Nina Lucas.
She said, “It’s lovely for me and Mollie that extravagant characters like Roy and Nina draw audiences so much.
“They may be seen as eccentric, but they are appreciated and loved – and that’s wonderful.”
Elsewhere at Monday night’s event, ITV rival Emmerdale was honored as best villain, for Paige Sandhu’s portrayal of nurse serial killer Meena Jutla.
The soap Dingles gang won the best family trophy for the second consecutive year.
And EastEnders won the best pampering moment for Ben and Callum’s wedding.
Best soap: Way of the coronation
Best Actress: Sally Carman – Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
Best Actor: David Neilson – Roy Cropper, Coronation Street
Best Newcomer: Jude Riordan – Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street
Best villain: Paige Sandhu – Meena Jutla, Emmerdale
Funniest Performance: Maureen Lipman – Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street
Best collaboration: Mollie Gallagher and David Neilson – Nina Lucas and Roy Cropper, Coronation Street
Best family: The Dingles – Emmerdale
Best storyline: The horror of Nina and Seb’s hate crime – Coronation Street
Moment of well-being: Ben and Callum’s Wedding – EastEnders
Best Drama Star: Rosie Marcel – Jac Naylor, Holby City
Best Day Star: April Rose Pengilly – Chloe Brennan, Neighbors
Best Day Soap: Neighborhood
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