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WRIXAS 9
was the ninth Writers Express Awards ceremony, and the first of 2015. The results were revealed on 8th March 2015 (just over seven months after WRIXAS 8), although the process had begun in January 2015. The event again included established projects such as The Avenue, City Girls and High Hopes. But in a reversal of the previous ceremony  - aided by the notable absence of forum behemoth These Days 1.0 - this event was all about the 'new guard', with debut projects Beyond The Light 1.0 and Miscarriage becoming the most successful. WRIXAS 9 also saw the arrival of Noxy's debut drama - a five-part teen chiller series called The You In Me. Ironically however, Noxy's second dramatic outing - the standalone rites-of-passage tragi-drama Miscarriage - would usurp 'The You In Me' at the same ceremony, and win big. The only other new project was crime drama Woodchurch. Sadly, previous WRIXA winners Behind Closed Doors and ATUK's The Bill were cancelled during this period. allthingsuk left the forum, as he felt he had to focus on his studies full time. He has not returned since.

Awards

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

Award Longlist Shortlist
Best Family/Couple
  • THE AVENUE - The Brannigan-Murphys (AKA Artie, Cameron, Diane, Linda, Martha, Michael, Ruby, Sandra & Yasmin)
  • THE AVENUE - The Bakers (AKA Carla, Dylan, George, Leyla, Maggie, Phil & Saskia)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - Darren Gordon & Gabi King - WINNER
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - The Stewart-Gordons (AKA Archie, Carly, Darren, Gayle, Jessica, Kyle, Kristy & Owen)
  • CITY GIRLS - Ashley Luciano & Johnny Milano/Valachi
  • CITY GIRLS - Izzie Roberts & Max Warren • HIGH HOPES - Harry Campbell & Chloe Charles
  • HIGH HOPES - The Campbell/Macey Family (Chrissie, Harry, Kayla, Kyle, Lauren, Luke & Molly)
  • MISCARRIAGE - The Stanhopes (AKA Claire, Nigel & Rachel)
  • MISCARRIAGE - Johnny & Rachel
  • THE YOU IN ME - The Manvers (AKA Alice, Jacqui, Jake & Tony)
N/A
Best Cameo/Newcomer/Returnee
  • THE AVENUE - Danica James (Newcomer, Episode 127)
  • THE AVENUE - Carla Baker (Returnee, Episode 133)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - Scott Cullen (Newcomer, Episode 15: Cause And Effect)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - Geri Warner (Newcomer, Episode 23: Why Change The Habit Of A Lifetime?) - WINNER
  • CITY GIRLS - Max Warren (Returnee, Episode 100/5x12)
  • CITY GIRLS - Sammy Davis (Returnee, Episode 100/5x12)
  • HIGH HOPES - James Chandler (Newcomer, Episode 82/3x24)
  • HIGH HOPES - Vicki Connor (Returnee, Episode 94/3x36)
  • THE AVENUE - Carla Baker (Returnee, Episode 133)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - Scott Cullen (Newcomer, Episode 15: Cause And Effect)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 - Geri Warner (Newcomer, Episode 23: Why Change The Habit Of A Lifetime?) - WINNER
Best Cliffhanger
  • The Learners Leave/Jade Returns Distressed (THE AVENUE: Episode 122)
  • Martha Returns/Michael's Stroke (THE AVENUE: Episode 129)
  • Darren Gordon Dies? (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0: Scene 12/12, Episode 18: Cliffhanger) - WINNER
  • Kristy Stewart Is Murdered (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0: Scene 15/15, Episode 40)
  • Sammy Davis' shock return (CITY GIRLS: Episode 100/5x2)
  • Johnny Milano revealed as an undercover cop (CITY GIRLS: Episode 106/5x18)
  • Nicki's 'Pregnancy' (HIGH HOPES: Episode 88/3x30)
  • Luke walks away from Vicki after she begs for help (HIGH HOPES: Episode 93/3x35)
  • Jess Finds Her Dad In An Alcoholic Coma (THE YOU IN ME: Episode 2)
  • Alice Confronts Jess Over Her Lies (THE YOU IN ME: Episode 3)
  • Martha Returns/Michael's Stroke (THE AVENUE: Episode 129)
  • Darren Gordon Dies? (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0: Scene 12/12, Episode 18: Cliffhanger) - WINNER
Best Exit
  • THE AVENUE - Claire & Miriam Learner & Sonia Wilkins (Episode 122)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 – Eddie Cowan (Episode 10)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 – Kristy Stewart (Episode 40: This Doesn't Have To Be The End) - WINNER
  • CITY GIRLS - Jay Gardener (Episode 111/5x23)
  • HIGH HOPES - Jay Willis (Episode 87/3x29)
  • HIGH HOPES - Luke Campbell (Episode 94/3x36)
  • WOODCHURCH - Guinness McGuinness (Episode 1)
  • THE YOU IN ME - Jess Idle (Episode 5/5)
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0 – Kristy Stewart (Episode 40: This Doesn't Have To Be The End) - WINNER
  • THE YOU IN ME - Jess Idle (Episode 5/5)
Best New Project
  •  Beyond The Light 1.0 (Jaay)
  • Miscarriage (Noxy) - WINNER
  • Woodchurch (Danny)
  • The You In Me (Noxy)
N/A
Best Drama Male
  • Max Warren (CITY GIRLS) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Johnny Milano/Valachi (CITY GIRLS)
  • Johnny Robinson (MISCARRIAGE)
  • Nigel Stanhope (MISCARRIAGE) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Ewan Brown (WOODCHURCH)
  • Alex Brown (WOODCHURCH)
  • Spliff (THE YOU IN ME)
  • Tony Manvers (THE YOU IN ME)
N/A
Best Drama Female
  • Ashley Luciano (CITY GIRLS)
  • Sammy Davis (CITY GIRLS)
  • Claire Stanhope (MISCARRIAGE)
  • Rachel Stanhope (MISCARRIAGE) - WINNER
  • Ellie Loughran/Brown (WOODCHURCH)
  • Lillian Hobday (WOODCHURCH)
  • Alice Manvers (THE YOU IN ME)
  • Jess Idle (THE YOU IN ME)
N/A
Best Drama Scene
  • Nicole and Sammy's New Year's Eve Catfight (CITY GIRLS: Scene 7/11, Episode 110/5x22)
  • Tony murders Jay (CITY GIRLS: Scene 8/10, Episode 111/5x23)
  • Rachel's Flashback/Claire's Sage Advice (MISCARRIAGE: Scene 7/18)
  • Rachel Breaks Down When Her Pregnancy Test Shows 'Negative' (MISCARRIAGE: Scene 18/18) - WINNER
  • Guinness' Death/Body Is Found (WOODCHURCH: Scene 12/12, Episode 2)
  • Peter Is Arrested For Murder (WOODCHURCH: Scene 12/12, Episode 3)
  • Jess Commits Suicide From The Tower Block (THE YOU IN ME: Scene 8/9, Episode 5/5)
  • Alice Turns Dark In The Psychiatric Unit (THE YOU IN ME: Scene 9/9, Episode 5/5)
N/A
Best Drama Plot
  • Ashley's Stalker (CITY GIRLS)
  • Izzie/Rick/Max (CITY GIRLS)
  • Rachel Stanhope's Miscarriage Grief (MISCARRIAGE) - WINNER
  • Who Killed Guinness? (WOODCHURCH)
  • Ewan & Ellie's Affair (WOODCHURCH)
  • Jess Idle's Mental Breakdown (THE YOU IN ME)
  • Tony Manvers Marriage Breakdown/Affair With Annabel (THE YOU IN ME)
N/A
Best Drama Episode
  • Episode 100/5x12: The Heart Brings You Back (CITY GIRLS)
  • Episode 111/5x23: 'My Obsession With You [Part II] - Season Finalé (CITY GIRLS)
  • Episode 1x2: The Murder in the Woods (WOODCHURCH)
  • Episode 1x3: Nightmare (WOODCHURCH)
  • Episode 4/5: The Truth Is Out There (THE YOU IN ME)
  • Episode 5/5: High Rise And Fall (THE YOU IN ME) - WINNER
N/A
Best Drama
  • City Girls (Hannah)
  • Miscarriage (Noxy) - WINNER
  • Woodchurch (Danny)
  • The You In Me (Noxy)
N/A
Best Soap Male
  • Aleks Glukhov (THE AVENUE) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Michael Brannigan (THE AVENUE)
  • Darren Gordon (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Dylan McGregor (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0)
  • Daniel Hastings (HIGH HOPES)
  • David Fields (HIGH HOPES)
  • Aleks Glukhov (THE AVENUE) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Darren Gordon (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Soap Female
  • Leyla Baker (THE AVENUE)
  • Linda Brannigan (THE AVENUE)
  • Carly Gordon (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Natasha McGregor (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Vicki Connor (HIGH HOPES)
  • Siobhan Spencer (HIGH HOPES)
  • Carly Gordon (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Natasha McGregor (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Soap Scene
  • Danica Confronts Bobbie and Rumbles Lucy's Pregnancy (THE AVENUE: Episode 127 - Home, James!)
  • Linda Comforts Michael In Hospital After His Stroke (THE AVENUE: Episode 130 - It's Always Been Michael And Linda) - WINNER
  • Natasha and Sharon McGregor Confrontation (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0: Episode 23)
  • Rachel Confesses Why She Abandoned Her Children (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0: Episode 38-39)
  • David Turns Violent With Eileen On Christmas Day (HIGH HOPES: Episode 93/3x35 - What A Way To Spend Christmas)
  • The Car Chase/Luke's Arrest (HIGH HOPES: Episode 3x36/94 - You Look Older Away From A Dim Light)
N/A
Best Soap Plot
  • Nina Anderson's Paternity Lies (THE AVENUE)
  • Sandragate (THE AVENUE)
  • Ben and Holly Roach Are Abandoned (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0)
  • Owen/Carly/Scott/Natasha Love Square (BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0)
  • Eileen's Abuse by David (HIGH HOPES) - WINNER
  • Vicki's Prostitution (HIGH HOPES)
N/A
Best Soap Episode
  • THE AVENUE: Episode 122: As One Door Opens, Another One Closes
  • THE AVENUE: Episode 133: Can't Believe I Nearly Missed It!
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0, Episode 10: The Car Bomb Explosion - WINNER
  • BEYOND THE LIGHT 1.0, Episode 23: The Eve of Natasha McGregor and Scott Cullen's Wedding
  • HIGH HOPES, Episode 93/3x35: What A Way To Spend Christmas
  • HIGH HOPES, Episode 94/3x36: You Look Older Away From A Dim Light
N/A
Best Soap
  • The Avenue (Lem/Noxy/Ross) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Beyond he Light 1.0 (Jaay) - WINNER/DRAW
  • High Hopes (Hannah/Jaay)
  • The Avenue (Lem/Noxy/Ross) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Beyond he Light 1.0 (Jaay) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Project
  • The Avenue (Lem/Noxy/Ross)
  • Beyond The Light 1.0 (Jaay)
  • Miscarriage (Noxy) - WINNER
N/A
Feedbacker Of The Year
  • Hannah
  • Jaay
  • Ross - WINNER
N/A
Project Of The Year
  • Cold Blood (AppleCobbler)
  • Miscarriage (Noxy)
  • The You In Me (Noxy) - WINNER
N/A

WRIXAS League Table (as of March 2015)

Project Author/s Genre

Awards (WRIXAS 9 only)

Awards (TOTAL)
Alone Lem Drama N/A 3
ATUK's The Bill allthingsuk Fan:Fic N/A 2
The Avenue Lem/Noxy/Ross Soap 3 11
Back To The Start Lem Drama N/A 5
Behind Closed Doors Hannah Soap N/A 1
Beneath The Surface Jamie/Ross Soap N/A 1
Beyond The Light 1.0 Jaay Soap 8 8
City Girls Hannah Drama 1 27
Cold Blood AppleCobbler Drama N/A 6
Cross My Heart, Hope To Die Hannah Drama N/A 1
Crown Law allthingsuk Drama N/A 4
The Forest's allthingsuk Drama N/A 4
High Hopes Hannah | Jaay Soap 1 8
High Peak 1.0 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
Looking Forward Jess Soap N/A 2
Miscarriage Noxy Drama 7 7
Ocean Lane Jark Drama N/A 3
Saints High allthingsuk Drama N/A 1
St. George's Ross Soap N/A 2
These Days 1.0 Noxy Soap N/A 41
These Days City Girls Have Many High Hopes As They Stroll Along The Avenue Under The Bright City Lights On Cold Uncertain Nights Hannah Other N/A 1
Uncertain Nights AppleCobbler | Noxy | Ross Soap N/A 19
Words Of Comfort Lem Drama N/A 2
The You In Me Noxy Drama 2 2

Forum Members League Table (as of March 2015)

Forum Member Awards (WRIXAS 9 only) Awards (TOTAL)
allthingsuk N/A 12
AppleCobbler N/A 25
Hannah 2 38
Jaay 9 16
Jamie N/A 1
Jark N/A 3
Jess N/A 2
Lem 3 23
MGambitt N/A 5
Noxy 12 71
Ross 3 33

Stats & Trivia

This time there were 20 sub-categories, up one from WRIXAS 8. There were eight in the Crossover category, 6 in Drama and 6 in Soap. There were 23 winners this time - two more than last time - with three shared awards (compared to two at WRIXAS 8). There were 123 options to choose from - a decrease of six on WRIXAS 8, and the smallest number of options to date. WRIXAS 9 was notable for the fact that every single Drama sub-category in the Longlist won outright, without proceeding to a Shortlist stage - the first time this has happened.

There were several sub-category modifications at this event: 'Best New Drama' and 'Best New Soap' were merged to create a new award, Best New Project. Following the introduction of feedback monitoring in 2014, two new but essenetially meta-voting awards were introduced: Feedbacker Of The Year - awarded to the person after Noxy (the only forum member who gives 100% annual feedback) who gives the most feedback for that calendar year; and Project Of The Year - given to the project which received the most annual feedback for that calendar year.

Although it might have been expected that an established soap might fill the void left by 'These Days 1.0', it was in fact a newcomer - Beyond The Light 1.0 - which swept the Soaps category with a mighty 8 WRIXAS. These were for:

  • Best Couple (Dabi AKA Darren Gordon & Gabi King)
  • Best Newcomer (Geri Warner)
  • Best Cliffhanger (Darren Gordon Dies?)
  • Best Exit (Kristy Stewart)
  • Best Soap Male (Darren Gordon)
  • Best Soap Female (Carly Gordon, Natasha McGregor - DRAW)
  • Best Soap Episode (Episode 10)
  • Best Soap

This marked the first time a competition between two characters from the same project ended in a draw (Best Soap Female), and an impressive feat for an entirely new project to win 'Best Soap'.

Also making its mark was baby loss drama Miscarriage, which scooped an impressive seven awards:

  • Best New Project
  • Best Drama Male (Nigel Stanhope)
  • Best Drama Female (Rachel Stanhope)
  • Best Drama Scene (Rachel Breaks Down When Her Pregnancy Test Shows Negative)
  • Best Drama Plot (Rachel Stanhope's Miscarriage Grief)
  • Best Drama
  • Best Project

It was another good night for The Avenue, as it picked up a further three awards for:

  • Best Soap Male (Aleks Glukhov)
  • Best Soap Scene (Linda Comforts Michael In Hospital After His Stroke)
  • Best Soap

Winning 'Best Soap' was a major breakthrough, the first time the project has won this award in it's three-year history. This was the second consecutive time the show had won 'Best Soap Scene' (Linda Comforts Michael In Hospital After His Stroke). Noxy's virgin drama The You In Me collected two trophies - 'Best Drama Episode' (Episode 5: High Rise & Fall) and 'Project Of The Year'.

Elsewhere, City Girls picked up a gong for 'Best Drama Male' (Max Warren). Amazingly, this is the third consecutive time the character has won this award. The only other trophy for the night went to High Hopes for 'Best Soap Plot' (David's Abuse Of Eileen).

Regrettably - and in a WRIXAS first - the only project to win no awards was crime drama Woodchurch. This is perhaps down to the fact it had only started fairly recently. In all, six projects won WRIXAS this time, compared to seven last time.

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