The BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is one of the most prestigious award shows of the year in the UK. It includes all areas of film and TV, so of course there is a Soap and Continuing Drama category, which this year only EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Casualty are nominated for. Yet again Corrie has been sent to the side-lines and has been snubbed by the BAFTA’s.
Even though it is considered one of the most popular soaps in the UK and statistics show that it is the most watched it just didn’t make the cut.
Many fans are wondering why their favourite soap did not make it onto the list when a show such as Casualty (a hospital drama) did. A show that runs only once a week beat out Corrie which has a startling five episodes a week!
Well some theories involve the dull nature of the show in the last year, compared to other Soaps such as EastEnders there really isn’t much drama.
The main story line at the minute is the classic who dunnit, who pushed Ken Barlow down the stairs? A story line which is running for weeks and with no real conclusion on the horizon many fans are bored.
This year has admittedly seen some emotional story lines Michelle in particular and the loss of her child, the shady Pat and his scheming and of course Bethany’s grooming nightmare. But there has been decidedly less drama, crashes, murder than were used to. Perhaps this is why they have not been nominated?
Or perhaps the lack of new characters is also a factor? EastEnders and Hollyoaks are both shows with very rapid turn overs with their casts. They opt for dramatic story lines, epic deaths and of course so many revivals of old characters it will make your head spin. EastEnders in particular has been pushing the boundaries of their cast in the past year bringing back multiple favourites to spice up the show.
Hopefully this snub will get Corrie back on track to bring tons more drama to the cobbles.