The Mancunian actress received significant critical acclaim when her character Leanne Battersby wed Peter Barlow at his hospital bed in the aftermath of the Weatherfield tram disaster, only to break down when he flatlined upon the completion of their vows.
The News of the World reports that cast and crew held a secret ballot after broadcast for the night's best actor, of which Danson was the runaway winner.
A show source explained: "Everyone put their nomination in a box and they could not vote for themselves. Jane won hands down.
"She's a smashing girl and a really strong actress. But they all performed well. Nobody let the side down at all."