ITV soap Emmerdale has been snubbed in the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards nominations.
The ITV soap has missed out in the Soap & Continuing Drama category – just two months after scooping the Serial Drama prize at the National TV Awards.
The Hollyoaks team were clearly delighted with their BAFTA nod.
A post on their official Twitter account read: “Eeeekkkk! Thank you (sic)”
Anna Passey – who plays Sienna Blake in the Channel 4 soap – tweeted: “This is so exciting @Hollyoaks
Thanks for the nomination @BAFTA (sic)”
Following Casualty’s triumph in the category last year, the cast and crew said they were convinced Emmerdale would win the award.
Speaking backstage at the ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall, they told BANG Showbiz: “We thought Emmerdale were the big rivals. We are just delighted to beat all of them.”
But Oliver Kent, head of continuing drama, said: “I thought it was going to be Hollyoaks, and deservedly so because we’re in amazing company.
“We were all backing different horses but none of us were backing Casualty.”
EastEnders – who recently hired former Emmerdale and Corrie boss Kate Oates as the show’s senior executive producer – have effectively replaced Emmerdale in the nods for this year’s category, after missing out last year.
Corrie could have two wins on the night as Helen Worth has been nominated in the Virgin Media Must-See Moment Award category after an epic, emotional monologue as Corrie’s Gail Rodwell following the suicide of loveable character Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) last year.
But she will face competition from Bodyguard, Doctor Who, Queer Eye, Peter Kay’s Car Share and Killing Eve – which has scooped 14 BAFTA TV and Craft Award nods – for the gong.
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