The BBC One soap bucked the recent trend that has seen it lose out at a number of award ceremonies by scooping four awards in total at the star-studded event, which was held at the London Hilton.
Also picking up awards were Danny Dyer and Lindsey Coulson for their performances as Mick Carter and Carol Jackson, while original cast member, Gillian Taylforth, was on hand to present the soap with a Special Contribution award as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
However, the commercial alternatives didn’t go home empty handed as Kirsty-Leigh Porter picked up the award for Best Soap Newcomer for her role of Leela Lomax in Hollyoaks, while Hayley’s Cancer in Coronation Street was recognised as the Best Soap Storyline.
Elsewhere, BBC dramas Happy Valley and Sherlock bagged awards for Best New Drama and Best Drama Series respectively, while their leading stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Sarah Lancashire won Best Actor and Actress in the general acting category.
It was also a successful night for Ant & Dec with their long-running ITV entertainment series Saturday Night Takeaway being named Best Entertainment Show, and the Geordie Duo also procuring a Special Contribution award.
The full list of winners can be seen below:
|Best Soap – EastEnders
Best New Drama – Happy Valley
Best Drama Series – Sherlock
Special Contribution to Television – EastEnders and Ant & Dec
Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Best Actress – Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley
Best Comedy – Benidorm
Best Talent Show – Britain’s Got Talent
Best Reality Show – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of here!
Best Entertainment Show – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Best Daytime Show – The Jeremy Kyle Show
Best Food Show – Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking
Best International Show – Game Of Thrones
Best Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle Show – Educating Yorkshire
Best Soap Newcomer – Kirsty-Leigh Porter, Hollyoaks
Best Soap Actor – Danny Dyer, EastEnders
Best Soap Actress – Lindsey Coulson, EastEnders
Best Soap Storyline – Hayley’s Cancer, Coronation Street