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E20 wins Webby award

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Rob Francis | 17:25 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

We're thrilled to announce  that EastEnders: E20 has won a prestigious award!  The online drama, which premiered on the EastEnders website in January 2010, has triumphed at the 15th Annual Webby Awards, seeing off stiff competition to take the top spot in the Drama section of the Online Film & Video category.

Introducing the world of Walford to such popular characters as Fatboy, Mercy and  Zsa Zsa, E20 is a hotbed of young talent, where new writers, actors and crew are all given the opportunity to cut their teeth on this groundbreaking show. 

E20- Naz, Stevie, Fatboy, Zsa Zsa, Leon and Mercy

 

The online episodes were supported by a huge selection of extra video and interactive content - from interviews to bonus scenes and social media. Viewers even had the chance to get involved by sending in original tracks and remixes of the iconic EastEnders theme for use in the series.

"E20 was created to champion new voices and new talent in a new format; and in so doing take EastEnders into the web-based world," John Yorke, Controller, BBC Drama Production and New Talent and Executive Producer of E20 told us upon hearing the news.

"To win such a prestigious award is a huge honour for all the team - and proof that the EastEnders brand is as brave and innovatory as it was when it first started, a quarter of a century ago."

If you've not heard of the Webb Awards, they're considered to be the top honour in the web world. The awards will be handed out in a ceremony due to take place in New York in June.

E20 will return for a third series later this year. In the meantime, Series 1 and 2 are still available to watch online at the E20 website.

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