At the end of the voting screens, I was asked to verify my email address so my ballot can be counted.
Fair enough, I can do that, no problem, then BritishSoapAwards.TV offers me to tweet or share on Facebook about them. I click on #SoapAwards which directed to a popup window, this popup window.
This shows that the organisers of and people who own the award show, British Soap Awards, has no interest in awarding the people who rightfully deserves recognition.
Last year (2015), EastEnders won "Best Single Episode" for their fully live production. Why? - Andy Goes To The Brink on Emmerdale was so much better.
Hollyoaks also won Best British (English) Soap in 2014, and to this day, I have no idea why. Bryan Kirkwood mentioned the other soaps has had all "amazing years" - what would he know? It's taking EastEnders more than four years (and counting) to get themselves out of the mess he left it in. - Axing Pam St. Clement by killing off Pat Evans. Bryan, when legends such as Pam St. Clement asks for a break, you're not meant to kill off their characters, a break means they need a rest and want to come back. Also, introducing us to Joey Branning (played by David Witts) who was a complete waste of time and had no potential as a seasoned EastEnders character. There was a reason Diederick Santer axed Kim Fox in 2009, Bryan, you weren't meant to bring her back. - So don't dare talk about "amazing years" when all you did was try to turn EastEnders into Hollyoaks, but, that's another story for another time.
If it's the same people voting then surely that would mean both ceremonies are effectively the same thing?
Danny Dyer has done pretty much nothing since Dominic Treadwell-Collins brought him into EastEnders as Mick Carter. The only piece of acting I've seen from him is when Mick & Johnny Carter (Sam Strike) was in the living room of the residential quarters of The Queen Victoria Public House when Johnny came out as being gay to his Dad on the sofa. Why has he won multiple awards when Rakhee Thakrar (Shabnam Kazemi in EastEnders) deserved it so much more for her epic portrayal of stillbirth? He did play Mick very sensitively throughout Linda Carter's rape storyline, but, lets be honest, Kellie Bright was the star of that performance. As I've mentioned, Rakhee Thakrar was massively overlooked by the people voting for their favourites.
Speaking of David Witts earlier, how on earth did he win "Best Newcomer" in 2013 over Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street)? David Witts did nothing in EastEnders apart from bring a certain look to the programme. Natalie Gumede worked so hard in the domestic violence storyline with Alan Halsall, she deserved the trophy so much more than that pretty boy.
If you vigorously look at each of the soaps twitter account's you can figure out who they want to win and will do their best to carefully work the Internet. They will purposely tweet or post on Facebook for their chosen winner more times than any other person from their programme.
If Person A is their winner, they'll tweet/Facebook post about them more than Person B, C, & D. They will also ask you to RT tweets which has their chosen winner to gain maximum exposure and, as I have said, work the Internet to their chosen winner's advantage. - Don't be fooled and sucked in to their way of thinking , you vote for who you honestly truthfully feel deserves to win. - NOT always your favourite or most popular.