Emmerdale News: The winners of The Emmerdaily Birthday Honours 2018 have been revealed. With more votes than ever before, we announce which Emmerdale stars the fans have chosen as their award winners, both on-screen and off!
To celebrate seven years since it’s launch, The Emmerdaily Birthday Honours celebrate all the cast and crew of our favourite soap. There’s not many awards Emmerdale hasn’t won – but in our eyes these are the most important because a) they are chosen by the fans and b) they celebrate all the Emmerdale cast and crew.
Over 7,400 votes were cast in twelve categories. Each of the winners will receive an award which we will be taking to the studios in the coming weeks.
And the winners are…
Newcomer of the Year
Winner: Sally Dexter aka Faith Dingle (37%)
2nd Place: Shaun Thomas aka Gerry Roberts (22%)
3rd Place: Ned Porteous aka Joseph Tate (18%)
Other nominees: Karen Blick, Andrew Scarborough, and Sandra Marvin
Previous winners: Liam Fox (2012), Gemma Oaten (2011)
Breakthrough Star of the Year
Winner: Ryan Hawley aka Robert Sugden (69%)
2nd Place: Thomas Atkinson aka Lachlan White (16%)
3rd Place: Katherine Dow Blyton aka Harriet Finch (9%)
Other nominees: Roxy Shahidi, Anthony Quinlan, and Chris Bisson
Previous winners: Gemma Oaten (2012), Chelsea Halfpenny (2011)
Unsung Hero of the Year
Winner: Jeff Hordley aka Cain Dingle (26%)
2nd Place: Natalie J Robb aka Moira Dingle (25%)
3rd Place: Emma Atkins aka Charity Dingle (15%)
Other nominees: Mark Charnock, Dominic Brunt, Laura Norton, Charley Webb, Chris Chittell, and James Hooten.
Previous winners: Steve Halliwell (2012), Mark Charnock (2011)
Standout Episode of the Year
Winner: Robron Wedding, written by Maxine Alderton, directed by Paul Copeland (33%)
2nd Place: Ashley’s Death, written by Linton Chiswick, directed by Paul Copeland (17.2%)
3rd Place: Cain and Faith’s Flashback, written by Isobel Cameron, directed by Clive Arnold (17%)
Other nominees: Emma’s Demise, Aaron’s Prison Abuse, Leyla and Pete’s Wedding, Who Killed Emma, Christmas Day, and After Rhona’s Rape.
Previous winners: Live Episode (2012), Jackson’s Suicide (2011)
Standout Scene of the Year
Winner: Robron Prison Goodbye, written by Maxine Alderton, directed by David Moor (31%)
2nd Place: Ashley’s Goodbye, written by Maxine Alderton, directed by Simon Ferguson (21%)
3rd Place: Faith’s Mastectomy Reveal, written by Isobel Cameron, directed by Tim Finn (19%)
Other nominees: Rhona reports Rape, Aaron’s prison release, Marlon’s bird escape, Jai confronts Nell, Robert reveals the truth, Rhona faces Pierce.
Previous winners: Nikhil proves his love for Gennie (2012), David ‘in me dress’ (2011)
Young Performer of the Year – NEW for 2018
Winner: Isobel Steele aka Liv Flaherty (42%)
2nd Place: Alfie Clarke aka Arthur Thomas (30%)
3rd Place: Amelia Flanagan aka April Windsor Dingle (16%)
Other nominees: Rosie Bentham, Joe Warren Plant, and Katie Hill
Comedy Performance of the Year
Winner: Dominic Brunt aka Paddy Kirk (19%)
2nd Place: Samantha Giles aka Bernice Blackstock (17%)
3rd Place: Karen Blick aka Lydia Hart (14%)
Other nominees: Mark Charnock, Laura Norton, Bhasker Patel, Matthew Wolfenden, Tony Audenshaw, and Nick Miles.
Previous winners: Charlie Hardwick (2012), Matthew Wolfenden (2011)
Dramatic Performance of the Year
Winner: Danny Miller aka Aaron Dingle (29%)
2nd Place: Ryan Hawley aka Robert Sugden (19%)
3rd Place: Natalie J Robb aka Moira Dingle (17%)
Other nominees: Gillian Kearney, John Middleton, Charlotte Bellamy, Jeff Hordley, Zoe Henry, and Jonathan Wrather
Previous winners: Lucy Pargeter (2012), Danny Miller (2011)
On-Screen Partnership of the Year
Winner: Danny Miller and Ryan Hawley aka Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden (Robron) (55%)
2nd Place: Jeff Hordley and Natalie J Robb aka Cain and Moira Dingle (Coira) (25%)
3rd Place: Charlotte Bellamy and John Middleton aka Laurel and Ashley Thomas (7%)
Other nominees: Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock (Paddy and Marlon), Nicola Wheeler and Nick Miles (Jimmy and Nicola), Samantha Giles and Laura Norton (Bernice and Kerry), Jeff Hordley and Katherine Dow Blyton (Cain and Harriet), Steve Halliwell and Jane Cox (Zak and Lisa), and Chris Chittell and Sally Dexter (Eric and Faith).
Previous winners: Sian Reese Williams & Rik Makarem (2012/2011)
Character/Actor we want to see more of in 2018
Winner: Ross Barton aka Michael Parr (40%)
2nd Place: Chas Dingle aka Lucy Pargeter (27%)
3rd Place: Vanessa Woodfield aka Michelle Hardwick (17%)
Other nominees: Tracy Metcalfe aka Amy Walsh, Daz Spencer aka Mark Jordon, and Gabby Thomas aka Rosie Bentham.
Previous winners: Rik Makarem (2012), Matthew Wolfenden (2011)
Off-Screen Contribution of the Year – NEW for 2018
Winner: Maxine Alderton, Writer (57%)
2nd Place: Tim O’Mara, Director (14%)
3rd Place: Paul Roundell, Writer (10%)
Other nominees: Duncan Foster (Director), Faye Styring (Castings), and Rich Ellis (Digital Producer).
Winner: Steve Halliwell aka Zak Dingle
Previous winner: Chris Chittell aka Eric Pollard.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the awards and all those who support The Emmerdaily. We just want to make it the best resource for all things Emmerdale!