Inside Soap Awards nominations revealed!

Inside Soap Awards nominations revealed: EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks prepare to battle it out ahead of glittering ceremony

The Inside Soap Awards have announced their nominations for another year as the battle between EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks is reignited.

And all boasting a tumultuous year of drama-filled storylines, the decision is being left to viewers to vote for their favourite show and characters.

The awards have even introduced a brand new category for this year, as fans get the chance to vote for an All-Time Icon, where they can choose any soap star, from any show, who has made watching TV truly special for them.

Battle on: The Inside Soap Awards nominations have been revealed as EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks prepare to battle it out ahead of glittering ceremony (EastEnders’ character Phil Mitchell)

After Coronation Street bagged the top spot last year, and a slew of other awards alongside it – each contender has amped up the ante this year.

The reigning champions are hoping to scoop up some accolades, as Imran’s shock death could take home the nod for Best Showstopper.

While show icons such as David Neilson (Roy Cropper) and Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster) are also hoping to bag some recognition.

Reigning champs: After Coronation Street bagged the top spot last year, and bagged a slew of other awards alongside it – each contender has amped up the ante this year (Character Toyah Battersby, Coronation Street)


Competition: But the previous winners have some tough competition, after Emmerdale saw serial killer ‘evil’ villain Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu, pictured left) cause trouble in the village – before coming to a dramatic exit

But the previous winners have some tough competition, after Emmerdale saw serial killer ‘evil’ villain Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) cause trouble in the village – before coming to a dramatic exit.

While Marlon’s stroke also has a nod for Best Storyline and Best Showstopper, after the show aimed to raise awareness on strokes with the line.  

Over in EastEnders, Danny Dyer is hoping to go out on a high during his final year on the soap, as he’s hoping to go home with the Best Actor award. 

Soap icon Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) has made her mark once again as she’s up for the Best Actress award, while actress Gillian Wright is up for four prizes this year – following her heart-breaking storyline which saw character Jean Slater battle her demons before being sectioned.

Recognition: Actress Gillian Wright (pictured) is up for four prizes this year – following her heart-breaking storyline which saw character Jean Slater battle her demons before being sectioned

Leaving on a win? Over in EastEnders, Danny Dyer (pictured) is hoping to go out on a high during his final year on the soap, as he’s hoping to go home with the Best Actor award

But Hollyoaks certainly brought their A-game this year too, with harrowing scenes showing Misbah Maalik (Harvey Virdi) come to the realisation that Ali Shahzad (Raji James) had raped her. 

Doctors, Home and Away and Neighbours are also battling it out as they hope for Best Daytime Soap.

As the Inside Soap Awards celebrate 30 years, the new All-time Icon category is hoping to name ‘TV’s ultimate drama magnet’. 

Gary Gillatt, editor of Inside Soap magazine, said: ‘Even in a world of battling streaming services, the soaps remain the most-watched shows on TV, and their main characters the biggest stars in Britain.

‘To celebrate 30 glorious, ridiculous years of Inside Soap, we’re offering our readers – the best-informed viewers there are – this chance to celebrate the absolute best of the best. We’re looking to name TV’s ultimate drama magnet. The soap icon above all icons.”

Voting is now open for the awards, with viewers able to vote via the form in the inside Soap magazine or online at the Inside Soap website – with the winners revealed in October.

Read more about the Inside soap Awards in the latest issue of Inside Soap Magazine, on sale today.

Inside Soap Awards: Nominations

Best Actress

Georgia Taylor (Toyah Battersby, Coronation Street)

Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan, Coronation Street)

Sally Carman (Abi Webster, Coronation Street)

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders)

Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater, EastEnders)

Zaraah Abrahams (Chelsea Atkins, EastEnders)

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla, Emmerdale)

Sally Dexter (Faith Dingle, Emmerdale)

Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, Emmerdale)

Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Stephanie Waring (Cindy Cunningham, Hollyoaks)

Best Actor 

David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street)

Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster, Coronation Street)

Mikey North (Gary Windass, Coronation Street)

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

Jaz Deol (Kheerat Panesar, EastEnders)

Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell, EastEnders)

Kevin Mathurin (Charles Anderson, Emmerdale)

Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Richard Blackwood (Felix Westwood, Hollyoaks)

James Sutton (John Paul McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best Newcomer

Bill Fellows (Stu Carpenter, Coronation Street)

Paddy Bever (Max Turner, Coronation Street)

Delroy Atkinson (Howie Danes, EastEnders)

Heather Peace (Eve Unwin, EastEnders)

Louise Jameson (Mary Goskirk, Emmerdale)

Martelle Edinborough (Susie Merton, Emmerdale)

Garcia Brown (Zoe Anderson, Hollyoaks)

Matthew James-Bailey (Ethan Williams, Hollyoaks)

Best Villain 

Maximus Evans (Corey Brent, Coronation Street)

Rebecca Ryan (Lydia Chambers, Coronation Street)

Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders)

Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins, EastEnders)

Michael Wildman (Al Chapman, Emmerdale)

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla, Emmerdale)

Glynis Barber (Norma ‘The Undertaker’ Crow, Hollyoaks)

Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox, Hollyoaks)

Best Comic Performance

Jimmi Harkishin (Dev Alahan, Coronation Street)

Maureen Lipman (Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)

Brian Conley (Tom ‘Rocky’ Cotton, EastEnders)

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Dingle, Emmerdale)

Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle, Emmerdale)

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Jessamy Stoddart (Liberty Savage, Hollyoaks)

 Best double act

David Neilson & Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper & Nina Lucas, Coronation Street)

Jamie Kenna & Alan Halsall (Phill Whittaker & Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)

Gillian Wright & Lacey Turner (Jean & Stacey Slater, EastEnders)

James Bye & James Farrar (Martin Fowler & Zack Hudson, EastEnders)

Dominic Brunt & Mark Charnock (Paddy & Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

Jeff Hordley & Jonny McPherson (Cain Dingle & Liam Cavanagh, Emmerdale)

Anna Passey & Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake & Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)

Ijaz Rana & Nick Pickard (Imran Maalik & Tony Hutchinson, Hollyoaks)

 Best Young performer 

Isabella Flanagan (Hope Stape, Coronation Street)

Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street)

Lillia Turner (Lily Slater, EastEnders)

Sonny Kendall (Tommy Moon, EastEnders)

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)

Gabrielle Dowling (Cathy Hope, Emmerdale)

Charlie Behan (Charlie Dean, Hollyoaks)

Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello, Hollyoaks)

Best family

The Alahans (Coronation Street)

The Platts (Coronation Street)

The Panesars (EastEnders)

The Slaters (EastEnders)

The Dingles (Emmerdale)

The Sharmas (Emmerdale)

The Chen-Williams (Hollyoaks)

The McQueens (Hollyoaks)

Best storyline

Abi’s battle for baby Alfie (Coronation Street)

Fiz’s love dilemma (Coronation Street)

Ben’s rape (EastEnders)

Jean’s bipolar disorder (EastEnders)

Marlon’s stroke (Emmerdale)

Meena’s reign of terror (Emmerdale)

John Paul’s alcohol addiction (Hollyoaks)

Misbah’s historic rape (Hollyoaks)

Best Romance

Elle Mulvaney & Jack James Ryan (Amy Barlow & Jacob Hay, Coronation Street)

Sally Dynevor & Joe Duttine (Sally & Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)

Jessie Wallace & Steve McFadden (Kat Slater & Phil Mitchell, EastEnders)

Lacey Turner & Jaz Deol (Stacey Slater & Kheerat Panesar, EastEnders)

Isobel Steele & Bradley Johnson (Liv & Vinny Dingle, Emmerdale)

Zoe Henry & Mark Charnock (Rhona Goskirk & Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

Haiesha Mistry & Ellis Hollins (Yasmine & Tom Cunningham, Hollyoaks)

Jessica Fox & Ashley Taylor Dawson (Nancy & Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Best Showstopper

Imran’s shock death (Coronation Street)

Sinkhole horror/Johnny drowns (Coronation Street)

Jean in Southend (EastEnders)

Walford’s Royal Jubilee visit (EastEnders)

Marlon’s stroke (Emmerdale)

Meena kidnaps Dawn and Billy (Emmerdale)

Explosion at the Salon de Thé (Hollyoaks)

Luke’s death in Mallorca (Hollyoaks)

Best Drama star 

Elinor Lawless (Stevie Nash, Casualty)

Jason Durr (David Hide, Casualty)

Kirsty Mitchell (Faith Cadogan, Casualty)

Neet Mohan (Rash Masum, Casualty)

Alex Walkinshaw (Adrian ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, Holby City)

Guy Henry (Henrik Hanssen, Holby City)

Jo Martin (Max McGerry, Holby City)

Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor, Holby City)

Best Daytime Star

Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester, Doctors)

Jan Pearson (Karen Hollins, Doctors)

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors)

Emily Symons (Marilyn Chambers, Home and Away)

Emily Weir (Mackenzie Booth, Home and Away)

Ethan Browne (Tane Parata, Home and Away)

Shane Withington (John Palmer, Home and Away)

Benny Turland (Hendrix Greyson, Neighbours)

Georgie Stone (Mackenzie Greyson, Neighbours)

Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese Willis, Neighbours)

Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson, Neighbours)

Best Daytime Soap

Doctors

Home and Away

Neighbours

Best Soap

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

 

 

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