|Posted by Italyfan2006 on January 26, 2011 at 4:08 PM|
Its one of the most anticipated award ceremonies of the year, held at London's O2 Arena and attended by the nations favourite TV Stars.
When it came to soaps, or Serial Dramas, the night belong to BBC1 soap Eastenders.
Nominated in three categories Eastenders won them all, picking up awards for best New Comer, Best Serial Drama performance and Best Serial drama.
The National Television Award for Best Newcomer went to Eastenders Ricky Norwood, for his portrayal of Walford Wideboy Arthur "Fatboy" Chubb. Despite his "street" outward persona, Fatboy has quickly become a fans favourite for his one liners, disastrous pulling technique and friendships with both Mercy and Dot!
Eastenders recently departed Lacey Turner beat off stiff competition from fellow Eastender Steve McFadden, Corries Katherine Kelly and Emmerdales Danny Miller to pick up the NTA award for Serial Drama Performance.
The past 12 months have seen Stacey, confess to murder, lose love of her life Bradley, give birth to daughter Lilly, struggle with her Bi-Polar disorder and start an affair with the father of her daughter, before leaving the square after a dramatic Christmas Day show down with love rival Janine Malloy, its been a busy and dramatic year for both Stacey and Lacey.
Then came the biggie, The Award for Best Serial Drama.
It has been an amazing 12 months in the wonderful world of soap, with a Train crash, The Aaron and Jackson story, and Chas's revenge plan in Emmerdale, Tram crash, explosions and heartbreak in Corrie and Murders,affairs and the fire in Hollyoaks, Eastenders saw off strong competition to take the best Serial Drama crown.
Ricky Norwood - Fatboy Chubb
NTA 2011 Most Popular Newcome
Lacey Turner - Stacey Branning
NTA 2011 Best Serial Performance
NTA 2011 Best Serial Drama
What have the stars from the soaps been saying?
Marc Elliot - EastEnders' Syed Masood - "I thought Emmerdale would win!"
"The competition was really strong this year but I really thought Emmerdale would scoop it actually. I would have voted for those guys.
Their storyline with Aaron and Jackson has been just amazing and I honestly thought it would clinch it for them. Let's just hope I don't get told off for this!"
Steve McFadden - EastEnders' Phil Mitchell "Expected Corrie to Win"
Steve explained that he had expected Corrie to be victorious following its dramatic 50th anniversary episodes.
"I personally am really shocked. They've had a great year and put some great episodes together. They really pushed it - and they lost. We are thrilled to win."
Jessie Wallace - EastEnders' Kat Moon - "I thought Corrie would win"
"I thought that Corrie would be in with a good chance because it was their 50th anniversary, they had a great live episode, the tram crash - brilliant, fantastic. I really thought they'd win it. It goes to show that EastEnders just gets stronger and stronger every year."
Danny Miller - Emmerdale's Aaron Livesy - "Well done Lacey"
"Well done Lacey Turner! Well deserved!"
Jack P Shepherd - Corrie's David Platt
Responding to comments about his head shaking and unhappy expression when Eastenders won the award for Serial Drama
"That was just for the cameras. I knew they'd pan to Corrie eventually."