The shortlist in both the viewer-voted and panel-voted categories of the British Soap Awards have been revealed.

British Soap Awards 2019 hosted by Philip Schofield
British Soap Awards 2019 hosted by Philip Schofield

It is British Soap Awards time and the shortlist of nominees has been revealed in both the categories voted for by the viewers as well as those decided by a panel of esteemed judges.

Emmerdale is represented in every category including making both shortlists in the viewer voted Best Actor and Best Actress sections with Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) and Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle) on behalf of the Dales.

Lucy Pargeter is also nominated in the Best Female Dramatic Performance as well as Best On-Screen Partnership with co-star Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk), who is also nominated for Best Male Dramatic Performance.

James Moore, who won Best Newcomer at the National TV Awards for his role as Ryan Stocks, is shortlisted in the same category in the British Soap Awards – so must be a firm favourite.

Emmerdale won Best Soap in 2016 and 2017, passing its crown to Coronation Street in 2018, so can the Yorkshire soap win the accolade back in 2019.

The full shortlist – including the viewer and panel-voted categories – is below.

Best British Soap (viewer-voted)
Coronation Street
Doctors
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Best Actor (viewer-voted)
Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Best Actress (viewer-voted)
Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)
Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby, Hollyoaks)
Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Villain of the Year (panel-voted)
Greg Wood (Rick Neelan, Coronation Street)
Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger, Doctors)
Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)
Claire King (Kim Tate, Emmerdale)
Nathan Sussex (Buster Smith, Hollyoaks)

Best Comedy Performance (panel-voted)
Patti Clare (Mary Cole, Coronation Street)
Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors)
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King, Emmerdale)
Jessamy Stoddart (Liberty Savage, Hollyoaks)

Best Newcomer (panel-voted)
Alexandra Mardell (Emma Brooker, Coronation Street)
Bethan Moore (Izzie Torres, Doctors)
Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)
James Moore (Ryan Stocks, Emmerdale)
Talia Grant (Brooke Hathaway, Hollyoaks)

Best Storyline (panel-voted)
The impact of Aidan’s suicide (Coronation Street)
Daniel and Zara’s break-up (Doctors)
Knife crime (EastEnders)
Charity’s abuse (Emmerdale)
Footballer abuse (Hollyoaks)

Best Single Episode (panel-voted)
Aidan’s suicide and the aftermath (Coronation Street)
‘And the Beat Goes On…’ (Doctors)
Consent (EastEnders)
Chas and Paddy say goodbye to baby Grace (Emmerdale)
Where Do I Belong? (Hollyoaks)

Best Male Dramatic Performance (panel-voted)
Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane (Al Haskey, Doctors)
Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)
Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Adam Woodward (Brody Hudson, Hollyoaks)

Best Female Dramatic Performance (panel-voted)
Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker, Coronation Street)
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Zara Carmichael, Doctors)
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)
Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best On-Screen Partnership (panel-voted)
Simon Gregson and Kate Ford (Steve and Tracy McDonald, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane and Adrian Lewis-Morgan (Al Haskey and Jimmi Clay, Doctors)
Roger Griffiths and Kara-Leah Fernandes (Mitch and Bailey Baker, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter and Dominic Brunt (Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Nick Pickard and Alex Fletcher (Tony and Diane Hutchinson, Hollyoaks)

Best Young Actor (panel-voted)
Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Oliver Falconer (Joe Granger-Carmichael, Doctors)
Kara-Leah Fernandes (Bailey Baker, EastEnders)
Joe-Warren Plant (Jacob Gallagher, Emmerdale)
Lacey Findlay (Dee Dee Hutchinson, Hollyoaks)

Scene of the Year (panel-voted)
Gail’s monologue (Coronation Street)
The crash (Doctors)
Shakil’s funeral (EastEnders)
Cain’s confession (Emmerdale)
Brody confronts his abuser (Hollyoaks)

The winners of the Outstanding Achievement prize and Tony Warren Award will be announced on the night.

The British Soap Awards will take place at The Lowry theatre in Manchester on Saturday, June 1 and will air live on ITV for the second year running with This Morning’s Phillip Schofield returning to host the event.

Voting for the viewer categories re-opens on the British Soap Awards website and will close at 9pm on Friday, May 24.

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