It’s almost that time of year again when soap fans get to vote for their favourites at the British Soap Awards. Who deserves the title of the best actor and actress? Which on-screen kiss got our pulses racing? Which villain is truly the baddest in the land? Phelan from Coronation Street, we’re definitely looking at you! Now with nominations over five different soaps, it can all get a little bit confusing so we’ve decided to make things easier…
Without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the British Soap Awards 2018:
Which categories can fans vote for and when does the voting open?
Although most of the categories in the upcoming British Soap Awards are voted for by a panel and announced on the night, fans are able to vote for what are arguably the three biggest categories of the whole awards show. These categories are Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Soap.
Voting for these categories is now open as announced by television bosses earlier today. Fans can cast their vote on the long list of nominations which will be whittled down to just five on 1st May.
Voting will then officially close on all of the categories at 9pm on 25th May.
How can fans vote for their favourites?
Fans can cast their votes in the three aforementioned categories right here or they can vote by post using forms which can be found in the, “What’s On TV,” and, “Soaplife,” magazines. Once completed, the forms should be sent to:
The British Soap Awards 2018,
c/o The Election Centre,
33 Clarendon Road,
Which actors and actresses have been nominated this year?
You can view the full list of who’s nominated for a Soap Award this year on the British Soap Awards website linked above, but some of the front runners are Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepard, Connor McIntyre. and Lucy Fallon, Eastenders’ Richard Blackwood, and Lacey Turner, Emmerdale’s Michael Parr, Natalie J Robb, and Emma Atkins, Hollyoaks’ Gary Lucy, and Anna Passey, and finally, Doctors’ Matthew Chambers, and Bharti Patel.
What are the other categories at the British Soap Awards 2018?
The other categories at this year’s Soap Awards which will be voted for by a panel include Best Male Dramatic Performance, Best Female Dramatic Performance, Best On-Screen Partnership, Villain of the Year and Best Newcomer.
There are also going to be winners for Outstanding Achievement and the Tony Warren Award, which will be announced on the night.
Where are the British Soap Awards 2018 taking place?
The venue for the upcoming awards show hasn’t yet been announced but we’re guessing it will be in either Manchester or London, with last year’s show taking place at The Lowry in Salford.
When will the British Soap Awards 2018 be on television?
Up to now there’s no official word on when the awards show will be televised but it is expected to be in early June so keep your eyes peeled and cast your votes as soon as possible!
Who do you want to take home an award at the British Soap Awards 2018? And which soap do you think will be voted the Best Soap overall? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at, @CelebMix.