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WRIXAS 4 (AKA The Winter 2013 WRIXAS) was the fourth Writers Express Awards ceremony, and was the first one of 2013. The results were revealed on 19th January 2013 (over five-and-a-half months after WRIXAS 3), whilst the process had begun three weeks earlier. The event again included established projects such as The Avenue, Crown Law, Saints High, These Days and Uncertain Nights, as well as new projects including Beneath The Surface, Crisis Point, Council, No Surrender, Willow Cove and Winds Of Change.

The most significant of these new projects was City Girls, which would go on to become the most successful drama in the forum's history. 'City Girls' creator Hannah was a new forum member who joined in this WRIXAS period, as did Jamie (formerly 'Walfman'). Of these new projects, all were longlisted. Previous projects Back To The Start, Lovers, Pimlico and Willow Lake were all dropped in this period, which is why they did not make it to WRIXAS 4.

WRIXAS 4 marked the first time the now well established categories - Crossover, Drama and Soap - were adopted. Soap is left till last - not because it is a category deemed 'more important' than Drama, but simply because there are always more soaps than dramas on the forum, and the soaps are published more often.

AwardsEdit

Below is a table featuring both nominated and winning projects and their respective categories. All winners are highlighted in bold:

Award Longlist Shortlist
Best Newcomer
  • Eddie James (The Avenue)
  • Claire Learner (The Avenue)
  • Rebecca Chambers (These Days 1.0)
  • Kenzo Wykin (These Days 1.0)
  • Cass Franklin (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
  • Mia Palmer (Uncertain Nights)
  • Rebecca Chambers (These Days 1.0)
  • Kenzo Wykin (These Days 1.0)
  • Cass Franklin (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
  • Mia Palmer (Uncertain Nights)
Best Exit
  • Daniela Rossi (The Avenue)
  • Saul Roberts (The Avenue)
  • Shane Cassidy (City Girls)
  • Mike Taylor (City Girls)
  • Cullen McDonagh (Council)
  • Jenny Thompson (Crisis Point)
  • Andrew Francis (Crisis Point)
  • Richard Blackstone (No Surrender)
  • Kate Maguire (No Surrender)
  • Francesca Thomas (Saints High)
  • Rachel Hornby (These Days 1.0)
  • Ben Warren (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Mark Green (Uncertain Nights)
  • Riley Clark (Uncertain Nights)
N/A
Best Christmas Episode
  • Episode 10: Christmas Eve: Twas' the Night Before Christmas (Beneath the Surface)
  • Episode 11: Christmas Day: Mistletoe & Rum (Beneath the Surface)
  • Episode 2.1: Boxing Day: Out Of Sight (City Girls)
  • S2E1: The Trial Of Peter Jenners (Council)
  • S2E5: Secrets Under the Tree (Crown Law)
  • S2E9: Ain't The Gift I Was Hoping For Part 1 (Saints High)
  • Episode 182: Once Upon A Christmas (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
  • Episode 11: Christmas Day: Mistletoe & Rum (Beneath the Surface)
  • Episode 2.1: Boxing Day: Out of Sight (City Girls)
  • Episode 182: Once Upon A Christmas (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
Best New Year Episode
  • Episode 2.3: If Tomorrow Never Comes (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Episode 184: Too Little, Too Late (Uncertain Nights)
N/A
Best Drama Scene
  • Ashley Sees Her Burnt Face: 1.13: Missing Pieces (City Girls)
  • Izzie Confides Her Rape In Max: 1.17: Bad to the Bone (City Girls)
  • Zack/Cullen Argue Before Car Crash: S1E18 (Council)
  • Jenny Shot Dead/College Siege: Ep2 (Crisis Point)
  • Christian Held Hostage: Ep6 (Crisis Point)
  • Allinson/Layton/Jeremy Confrontation: S2E5 (Crown Law)
  • Kate & Husband's Body Found: S1E8 (No Surrender)
  • Eddie Shoots Pregnant Samantha: S1E11 (No Surrender)
  • Ryan Attacks Hayley: S2E10 (Saints High) - WINNER
  • Elliot Confronts Jez After Being Raped: S2E10 (Saints High)
  • Sampson's Passing: Episode 4 (Winds Of Change)
  • Martin Rises From The Dead: Episode 5 (Winds Of Change)
  • Ashley Sees Her Burnt Face: 1.13: Missing Pieces (City Girls)
  • Christian Held hostage: Ep6 (Crisis Point)
  • Ryan Attacks Hayley: S2E10 (Saints High) - WINNER
Best Drama Plot
  • Ashley's Disfigurement/Body Dysmorphic Disorder (City Girls)
  • Izzie's Rape (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Peter's Deception & Pearson's Exit (Council)
  • College Siege (Crisis Point)
  • Terror Alert (Crisis Point)
  • Jeremy Discovers Layton Raped Allinson (Crown Law)
  • Eddie's Murder Cover Up (No Surrender)
  • Sniper Hunt (No Surrender)
  • Elliot Imprisoned/Rape (Saints High)
  • School Explosion/Francesca's Death (Saints High)
  • The Storm (Winds Of Change)
  • Tara/Kim Cover Up Martin's Murder (Winds Of Change)
  • Ashley's Disfigurement/BDD (City Girls)
  • Izzie's Rape (City Girls) - WINNER
Best Drama Male
  • Max Warren (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Mike Taylor (City Girls)
  • Zack McDonald (Council)
  • Andrew Francis (Crisis Point)
  • Graham Wallace (Crisis Point)
  • Jeremy Sinclair (Crown Law)
  • Layton (Crown Law)
  • Jeff Washington (No Surrender)
  • Nathan Chadwick (No Surrender)
  • Elliot Johnson (Saints High)
  • Edward Carling (Winds Of Change)
  • Martin Brooke (Winds Of Change)
  • Max Warren (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Layton (Crown Law)
  • Elliot Johnson (Saints High)
Best Drama Female
  • Ashley Woods (City Girls)
  • Izzie Roberts (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Helen Allinson (Crown Law)
  • Samantha Bennett (No Surrender)
  • Simone Tully (No Surrender)
  • Beena Khan (Saints High)
  • Hayley Price (Saints High)
  • Anna-Marie Whitmore (Winds Of Change)
  • Tara Brooke (Winds Of Change)
N/A
Best Drama Episode
  • 1.8 What Did I Do to Deserve This? Izzie/Mike Two Hander (City Girls) - WINNER
  • 1.20 Happily Never After Season Finale (City Girls)
  • S1E13 Bias (Council)
  • S2E1 Peter Jenner's Trial (Council)
  • Ep3 No Escape Part 2 (Crisis Point)
  • Ep6 Terror Alert (Crisis Point)
  • Secrets Under The Tree (Crown Law)
  • S1E9 Take Out (No Surrender)
  • S1E11 Running Out Of Time Part 1 (No Surrender)
  • S1E40 Mountains, Molehills & Dragons (Saints High)
  • S2E9 Ain't The Gift I Was Hoping For (Saints High)
  • 3/5 Eye Of The Storm (Winds Of Change)
  • 5/5 Revelations (Winds Of Change)
  • 1.8 What Did I Do to Deserve This? Izzie/Mike Two Hander (City Girls) - WINNER
  • Secrets Under The Tree (Crown Law)
  • S1E11 Running Out Of Time Part 1 (No Surrender)
Best New Drama
  • City Girls (Hannah) - WINNER
  • Council (AllThingsUK)
  • No Surrender (Walfman)
  • Winds Of Change (AppleCobbler/Ross)
N/A
Best Drama
  • City Girls (Hannah) - WINNER
  • Council (allthingsuk)
  • Crisis Point (Walfman - now Jamie)
  • Crown Law (allthingsuk)
  • No Surrender (Walfman - now Jamie)
  • Saints High (allthingsuk)
  • Winds Of Change (AppleCobbler/Ross)
N/A
Best New Soap
  • Beneath The Surface (Ross/Walfman - now Jamie) - WINNER
  • Willow Cove (Jaay)
N/A
Best Soap Scene
  • Flashbacks Of Daniela's Murder: Ep71 (The Avenue)
  • Saul's Torment Ends: Ep71 (The Avenue)
  • Stacey/Nick Paternity Reveal: Ep10 (Beneath the Surface)
  • Michael/Lauren Showdown: Ep 11 (Beneath The Surface)
  • Rachel Hornby's Death: Ep84 (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Ben Warren's Death: Ep100 (These Days)
  • Clark/Green/Leah Car Crash (Uncertain Nights)
  • Zak's Suicide Attempt (Uncertain Nights)
  • Kayla Gives Birth (Willow Cove)
  • Martha Confesses To Sharon (Willow Cove)
  • Rachel Hornby's Death: Ep84 (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Ben Warren's Death: Ep100 (These Days)
Best Soap Plot
  • Saul's Final Revenge (The Avenue)
  • Tony/Carla Affair (The Avenue)
  • Luke/Emma Love Story (Beneath The Surface)
  • Stacey/Nick Affair (Beneath The Surface)
  • Ben's Fatal Meltdown (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Wykins' Gangland Trouble (These Days 1.0)
  • Alan Powell: The Aftermath (Uncertain Nights)
  • Zak's Bullying (Uncertain Nights)
  • The Reed Family's Past (Willow Cove)
  • Will/Rebecca/Gareth Triangle (Willow Cove)
N/A
Best Soap Male
  • Graham Anderson (The Avenue)
  • Tony Westaway (The Avenue)
  • Nick Goodwin (Beneath the Surface)
  • Matt Kingston (Beneath the Surface)
  • Lee Rogers (These Days 1.0)
  • Ben Warren (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Ethan Clark (Uncertain Nights)
  • Jake Green (Uncertain Nights)
  • Will Gilmore (Willow Cove)
  • Sean Raven (Willow Cove)
  • Graham Anderson (The Avenue)
  • Lee Rogers (These Days 1.0)
  • Ben Warren (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
Best Soap Female
  • Georgia Seaby (The Avenue)
  • Carla Westaway (The Avenue)
  • Hayley Bridgewater (Beneath The Surface)
  • Karen Collins (Beneath The Surface)
  • Liz Doyle (These Days 1.0)
  • Rosy Lyons (These Days 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Sanchia Clark (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Jasmine Powell (Uncertain Nights)
  • Kayla Harper (Willow Cove)
  • Rebecca Sharpe (Willow Cove)
  • Georgia Seaby (The Avenue)
  • Rosy Lyons (These Days 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Sanchia Clark (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Soap Family
  • The Glukhovs (The Avenue)
  • The Westaways (The Avenue)
  • The Collins (Beneath the Surface)
  • The Goodwins (Beneath the Surface)
  • The Donnellys (These Days 1.0)
  • The Leading Family (These Days 1.0)
  • The Clarks (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
  • The Franklins (Uncertain Nights)
  • The Gilmores (Willow Cove)
  • The Reeds (Willow Cove)
  • The Westaways (The Avenue)
  • The Clarks (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
Best Soap Episode
  • Episode 66 (The Avenue)
  • Episode 67 (The Avenue)
  • Episode 4 (Beneath the Surface)
  • Episode 6 (Beneath the Surface)
  • Episode 84 (These Days 1.0)
  • Episode 100 (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Episde 155 (Uncertain Nights)
  • Episode 171 (Uncertain Nights)
  • Episode 10 (Willow Cove)
  • Episode 12 (Willow Cove)
N/A
Best New Soap
  • Beneath The Surface (Ross/Walfman - now Jamie) - WINNER
  • Willow Cove (Jaay)
N/A
Best Soap
  • The Avenue (Lem/Ross)
  • Beneath The Surface (Ross/Walfman - now Jamie)
  • These Days 1.0 (Noxy) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Uncertain Nights (AppleCobbler/Noxy/Ross) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Willow Cove (Jaay)
  • The Avenue (Lem/Ross)
  • These Days 1.0 (Noxy) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Uncertain Nights (AppleCobbler/Noxy/Ross) - WINNER/DRAW

WRIXAS League Table (as of January 2013)Edit

Project Author/s Genre

Awards (WRIXAS 4 only)

Awards (TOTAL)
Alone Lem Drama N/A 3
Back To The Start Lem Drama N/A 5
Beneath The Surface Ross/Walfman - now Jamie Soap 1 1
City Girls Hannah Drama 7 7
Crown Law allthingsuk Drama 0 4
The Forest's allthingsuk Drama N/A 4
High Peak MGambitt | Noxy Soap N/A 5
In Gear allthingsuk Drama N/A 1
Lem's Casualty Lem Fan:Fic N/A 1
Lem's Coronation Street Lem Fan:Fic N/A 1
Ocean Lane Jark Drama N/A 3
Saints High allthingsuk Drama 1 1
St. George's Ross Soap N/A 2
These Days 1.0 Noxy Soap 7 21
Uncertain Nights AppleCobbler | Noxy | Ross Soap 5 13

Forum Members League Table (as of January 2013)Edit

Forum Member Awards (WRIXAS 4 only) Awards (TOTAL)
allthingsuk 1 10
AppleCobbler 5 13
Hannah 7 7
Jaay 0 2
Jark n/a 3
Lem 0 10
MGambitt 0 5
Noxy 12 31
Ross 1 9
Walfman - now Jamie 1 1

Stats & TriviaEdit

This time there were 20 sub-categories, up five from WRIXAS 3. There were four in the Crossover category, and 8 apiece in the Drama and Soap categories. Again, no fan fiction was eligible, but this would now come under 'Crossover' anyway. There were 22 winners this time - seven more than last time - with two shared awards (no awards were shared at WRIXAS 3). There were 167 options to choose from - an increase of 43 on WRIXAS 3, understandable given the increase in sub-categories.

As in previous ceremonies, some category modification was implemented. Best Christmas Episode and Best New Year Episode were added to accomodate the time of year which preceded the ceremony. Best New Project was the only sub-category which was dropped altogether, as it had now been split into Best New Drama and Best New Soap.

Two projects not only triumphed, but broke records by winning an incredible 7 WRIXAS each:

These Days 1.0 managed to boost its already considerable success by winning 7 WRIXAS, which at the time was the most any soap had won at one ceremony. These were for:

  • Best Exit (Ben Warren)
  • Best Soap Scene (Episode 84: Rachel Hornby's Death)
  • Best Soap Plot (Ben's Fatal Meltdown)
  • Best Soap Male (Ben Warren)
  • Best Soap Female (Rosy Lyons)
  • Best Soap Episode (Episode 100: One Last Shot)
  • Best Soap

This was the second consecutive time the project had won for Best Soap Scene (Ricki & Steven's Bittersweet Airport Goodbye at WRIXAS 3), and the third consecutive time it had won Best Soap Male (with Ben Warrren also winning at WRIXAS 3). To date, this is the only time the same character has won Best Soap Male twice-in-a-row. It was the third time the show had won Best Soap Episode (Episode 75 at WRIXAS 3), and the fourth consecutive time it had won Best Soap.

It was an equally good night for new forum member Hannah, whose soulful drama series City Girls made its debut and took the WRIXAS by storm, winning seven awards and overtaking Lem's Back To The Start (which previously had won five gongs):

  • Best New Year Episode
  • Best Drama Plot (Izzie's Rape)
  • Best Drama Male (Max Warren)
  • Best Drama Female (Izzie Roberts)
  • Best Drama Episode

Impressively, it managed to win both Best New Drama and Best Drama.

It was also a strong night for Birmingham soap opera Uncertain Nights, which put in its best performance yet by scooping five awards:

  • Best Newcomer (Cass Franklin)
  • Best Christmas Episode
  • Best Soap Female (Sanchia Clark)
  • Best Soap Family (The Clarks)
  • Best Soap

This was the first time a soap other than These Days was declared Best Soap, although on this occasion the award was shared between These Days and Uncertain Nights.

Elsewhere, the only other gongs went to new soap Beneath The Surface, which was named Best New Project; and Saints High, which after two unsuccessful ceremonies, finally made a breakthrough by winning Best Drama Scene - denying City Girls a full house in the Drama category.

Five projects won WRIXAS at this ceremony, up one from the previous event. Despite continued critical acclaim, legal drama Crown Law again walked away empty-handed, whilst there was also continued disappointment for London soap The Avenue, which despite performing strongly as a runner-up in several sub-categories, was unable to make a breakthrough.

The following projects also won no awards at this ceremony. There were 6 this time, compared to 4 last time:

  • Council
  • Crisis Point
  • No Surrender
  • Winds Of Change

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