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British Soap Awards 2017: Full shortlist announced

The full shortlist for this year’s British Soap Awards has been announced. Following a longlist vote for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Soap, we now know who’s made it through to the final vote, as well as the nominees for the panel-voted categories.

All five soaps have had an incredible twelve months, covering hard-hitting issues such as child grooming, mental health, consent, dementia, teenage cancer, miscarriage and much more. To say that the soaps have been eventful would be an understatement – each soap has seen its fair share of births, deaths, marriages, affairs, murder, disaster and everything in between.

We don’t envy viewers or the panel in picking a winner, as each category is extremely tough. However, here are the nominees for this year’s British Soap Awards.

Best Newcomer

Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne) – Coronation Street
Rita Arya (Dr Megan Sharma) – Doctors
Zack Morris (Keegan Baker) – EastEnders
Sally Dexter (Faith Dingle) – Emmerdale
Duncan James (Ryan Knight) – Hollyoaks

Best Female Dramatic Performance

Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor) – Coronation Street
Dido Miles (Dr Emma Reid) – Doctors
Diane Parish (Denise Fox) – EastEnders
Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas) – Emmerdale
Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen) – Hollyoaks

Best Male Dramatic Performance

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) – Coronation Street
Ian Midlane (Dr Al Haskey) – Doctors
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell) – EastEnders
John Middleton (Ashley Thomas) – Emmerdale
Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay) – Hollyoaks

Best Comedy Performance

Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter) – Coronation Street
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Dr Zara Carmichael) – Doctors
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard) – EastEnders
Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) – Emmerdale
Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen) – Hollyoaks

Best Single Episode

Kylie’s Death – Coronation Street
A Christmas Carol – Doctors
Lee On The Edge – EastEnders
Ashley’s Point Of View – Emmerdale
What Is Consent? – Hollyoaks

Best Young Actor

Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow) – Coronation Street
Bleu Landau (Dennis Rickman) – EastEnders
Isobel Steele (Liv Flaherty) – Emmerdale
Ela May Demircan (Leah Barnes) – Hollyoaks

Scene Of The Year

Michelle’s goodbye to Ruairi – Coronation Street
Haunted by his voices – Doctors
Ronnie and Roxy’s exit – EastEnders
The Hotten Bypass pile up – Emmerdale
Jade says goodbye to Alfie – Hollyoaks

Best On-Screen Partnership

Malcolm Hebden and Patti Clare (Norris and Mary) – Coronation Street
Matthew Chambers and Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Daniel and Zara) – Doctors
James Bye and Lacey Turner (Martin and Stacey) – EastEnders
John Middleton and Charlotte Bellamy (Ashley and Laurel) – Emmerdale
Richard Linnell and Kassius Nelson (Alfie and Jade) – Hollyoaks

Villain Of The Year

Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) – Coronation Street
Lucy-Jo Hudson (Rhiannon Davis) – Doctors
Jake Wood (Max Branning) – EastEnders
Gillian Kearney (Emma Barton) – Emmerdale
Persephone Swales-Dawson (Nico Blake) – Hollyoaks

Best Storyline

The Grooming Of Bethany – Coronation Street
Rhiannon’s Second Chance – Doctors
Lee’s Mental Health – EastEnders
Ashley’s Dementia – Emmerdale
Teenage Cancer – Hollyoaks

Best Actor

Jack P Shepherd (David Platt) – Coronation Street
Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle) – Emmerdale
John Middleton (Ashley Thomas) – Emmerdale
Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox) – Hollyoaks
Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale) – Hollyoaks

Best Actress

Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor) – Coronation Street
Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) – Coronation Street
Lacey Turner (Stacey Fowler) – EastEnders
Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas) – Emmerdale
Anna Passey (Sienna Blake) – Hollyoaks

Best Soap

Coronation Street

Voting for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Soap is now open:

The British Soap Awards 2017 will be broadcast live on Saturday June 3.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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