Published Monday, 21 October 2013
Emmerdale stars Michelle Hardwick, Zoe Henry, Dominic Brunt and Charley Webb. (© Getty)
Fighting off strong competition from Coronation Street and EastEnders, the programme also won the best storyline accolade for 'Cameron's killer cover-up' while actor Dominic Power, who portrayed the serial killer, was named as the best bad-boy in soap.
Emmerdale also bagged the outstanding achievement award for the its 40th anniversary live show which aired on UTV last year.
The killer Cameron storyline came to a head last week when the cold blooded murderer returned to the village after escaping police custody and taking a number of villagers hostage.
However the character met his demise following some of the most dramatic scenes in soap history.
Coronation Street also bagged a number of awards during the ceremony in London on Monday, with David Neilson - who plays Roy Cropper - being named best actor.
Roy is currently involved in a right-to-die storyline with terminally ill wife Hayley who is played by Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Michelle Keegan - who plays Tina McIntyre - collected the award for soap's sexiest female for a fifth year running.
Natalie Gumede won the best b**** award for her portrayal of domestic abuser Kirsty Soames while actor Simon Gregson, better known as Street stalwart Steve McDonald, bagged the funniest male trophy.
The full list of winners for the 2013 Inside Soap Awards:
- Best Actor - David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street)
- Best Actress - Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)
- Best Bad Boy - Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale)
- Best B**** - Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
- Funniest Male - Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)
- Funniest Female - Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
- Best Newcomer - Khali Best (Dexter Hartman, EastEnders)
- Best Young Actor - Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)
- Sexiest Male - Danny Mac (Mark 'Dodger' Savage, Hollyoaks)
- Sexiest Female - Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
- Best Storyline - Cameron's killer cover-up (Emmerdale)
- Best Daytime Soap - Home and Away
- Best Daytime Star - Steve Peacocke (Darryl 'Brax' Braxton, Home And Away)
- Best Drama - Waterloo Road
- Outstanding Achievement - Emmerdale: 40th Anniversary Live Episode
- Best Soap - Emmerdale.
© UTV News