The longlist nominees for the 2019 National Television Awards have been revealed with Emmerdale represented in the three Soap/Serial Drama categories.
A sure sign winter is coming is the launch of the National Television Awards and there’s a great list of Emmerdale stars in the longlist nominations.
In the Serial Drama Performance category, Emmerdale is represented by Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk), Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle), Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle), Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle) and Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden).
They are up against the likes of Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd (David Platt), Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald), Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald), and Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor).
Eastenders nominees include Bonnie Langford (Carmel Kazemi), Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) and Kellie Bright (Linda Carter), while Hollyoaks sees Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen), Gary Lucy (Luke Morgan), and Adam Woodward (Brady Hudson). Even Doctors gets a mention with Matthew Chambers (Dr Daniel Granger) and Elizabeth Dermot Walsh (Dr Zara Carmichael) nominated.
In the Newcomer category, Emmerdale actor James Moore who plays Ryan Stocks is up against Aedan Duckworth (Oliver Morgan) from Hollyoaks, Alexandra Mardell (Emma Brooker) from Coronation Street, Daniel Kerr (James Coulter) from Doctors, Neet Mohan (Dr Rashid ‘Rash’ Masum) from Casualty, and Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway) from Eastenders.
Emmerdale faces off against Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks for Serial Drama. After winning in 2017 and 2018, Emmerdale will be looking for a hat trick.
Long list voting will open at midnight and closes on 26th October at 11pm. Voting is free at www.nationaltvawards.com but multiple voting is restricted.
You can vote by telephone by calling 0905 647 2019 – but calls cost 25p per minute plus your network access charge. Have your choices ready and calls should not last longer than seven minutes.
There is also a voting form for postal votes in some of the NTA’s partner magazines and newspapers.
The shortlist will be revealed in January 2019 with the National Television Awards ceremony taking place at London’s O2 on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.
You can be there too – book your tickets at www.nationaltvawards.com/tickets