There was shock when Emmerdale won Best Serial Drama at the National Television Awards last night, and some viewers aren’t convinced they deserved it.
On Tuesday (January 28), the cast and crew of the long-running soap jumped for joy when they won the prestigious award for the fourth year running.
Emmerdale is pathetic and has no business winning an NTA.
Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe, said on behalf of his colleagues: “This is the fourth year that Emmerdale has picked up this award.
“We are so proud of this show, not just us on the stage but also all the crew who work so hard, this is for all of them.”
He continued: “We love our show, we dearly, dearly love it and this proves to us that you still love watching it and that means so much.”
No one can deny it’s been an explosive year in the Dales, with the factory fire that killed Frank Clayton, Maya Stepney grooming Jacob Gallagher, Robert Sugden’s exit and Moira and Nate’s affair which ultimately led to a dramatic boat explosion.
Some fans rushed to congratulate the soap, with one tweeting: “Well deserved.”
Can't wait. Emmerdale deserved the NTA. good as the others are. A little injection of humour can make all the difference. Glyn always told me villains should be played with a tiny twinkle now and then!! https://t.co/8lvofgq4ZR
— Carrie Clifton Owen (@atPalladium) January 29, 2020
@emmerdale well done for winning last night NTA my favourite soap ever
— james aspey (@jamesaspey1) January 29, 2020
— Jayne Tunnicliffe (@artrockpopfilm) January 29, 2020
Best serial drama/soap ever. #NTA CONGRATULATIONS. Well deserved. 👏👏👏x
— Juliet Jones 🌹 (@MsJulietJones) January 29, 2020
Yesss @emmerdale won the "Serial Drama" NTA 🙂 Congratulations to my fave soap 🧡
— Stacey💖 (@Stacey_MW_WL) January 28, 2020
So well deserved.
Despite a slightly rocky patch, late summer – mid autumn, @emmerdale has been AMAZING. In terms of sheer quality of writing, it is UTTERLY UNMATCHED by any other UK soap
The Victoria rape ordeal/ fallout storyline is spectacular, and Kim's return has been fab.
— Mark C #BritishIndependence #Trump2020 (@TheHappyKipper) January 28, 2020
Another said: “Well done for winning an NTA last night – my favourite soap ever.”
A third added: “Emmerdale deserved the NTA. Good as the others are, a little injection of humour can make all the difference.”
“Yesss @emmerdale won the Serial Drama NTA. Congratulations to my fave soap,” typed one more, and another added: “So well deserved. Despite a slightly rocky patch, late summer – mid autumn, @emmerdale has been AMAZING.
“In terms of sheer quality of writing, it is UTTERLY UNMATCHED by any other UK soap The Victoria rape ordeal/ fallout storyline is spectacular, and Kim’s return has been fab.”
The fix is definitely in Emmerdale is pathetic and has no business winning NTA!
— Kate Austin (@KateAus1976) January 28, 2020
Emmerdale has been awful the last 12 months. i call fix.
— Smile Its Kelvin (@SmileItsKT) January 28, 2020
— mariec (@MarieAClamp1) January 28, 2020
— ♡ B E T H ♡| HARRY REID FOLLOWS🌹 (@beth_sharratt) January 28, 2020
— 💙💞Alison Brade-Lee 💞💙 (@Alijane7) January 28, 2020
How did this crap win again? #poorwriting
— Ray Bennett (@booboobahbahboo) January 28, 2020
Congratulations and comiserations. When i saw the award results online, i groaned. Uve only had a couple of gd storylines past year. But past few months had me pressing the fast forward button. Hope its your last. Hollyoaks deserved it more. At least it keeps me watching it.
— Michael Sinclair (@Michael06379669) January 29, 2020
However, some fans believed an injustice had taken place, with one even calling it a “fix”.
They wrote: “Emmerdale is pathetic and has no business winning an NTA.”
Another said: “EastEnders was robbed! EastEnders has been fantastic in the last few months.”
A third fumed: “Massively undeserved. Who is voting for this [bleep]?”
“How does #Emmerdale keep winning this??!” sighed one more, while another added: “How did this crap win again? #poorwriting.”
Another went even further by tweeting: “When I saw the award results, I groaned. You’ve only had a couple of good storylines the past year. But the past few months had me pressing the fast forward button. Hope it’s your last [award]. Hollyoaks deserved it more. At least it keeps me watching it.”
One more went on to say: “Well the British public have shown us that they cannot vote for [bleep]. Mrs Brown’s Boys over Derry Girls, Emmerdale over any other soap and Killing Eve didn’t win anything?”
Meanwhile, last night on Emmerdale, Marlon Dingle was wrongly arrested for Graham Foster’s murder.
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