Stars flock to British Soap Awards

The soap world’s “Oscars” take place tonight, as 'Coronation Street', 'Doctors', 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks' battle it out for gongs.

The soap world’s “Oscars” take place tonight, as 'Coronation Street', 'Doctors', 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks' battle it out for gongs.

Scott Maslen of 'EastEnders' will be looking to hang on to his sexiest male crown at the British Soap Awards, while Corrie’s Michelle Keegan is nominated once more for sexiest female.

All five dramas are in the running for best British soap, which saw 'EastEnders' take the crown last year at the glitzy London bash.

Hosted by Phillip Schofield, there are 17 awards in total, voted for by a panel of expert judges or by the public.

The live episode of 'EastEnders', which saw the dramatic climax to the “who killed Archie Mitchell?” storyline, sees Charlie Clements who played Bradley Branning up for best exit. It is also in the running for best single episode.

Meanwhile, Aaron Livesy’s struggle with his sexuality has helped put 'Emmerdale' up for prizes.

In the past year, Livesy (played by Danny Miller) came out as gay, prompting a mixed response from his friends and family.

The moment he came out won the ITV soap a nomination for best single episode.

“Aaron’s gay self-loathing” was also nominated for best storyline, while Miller himself was nominated for best dramatic performance.

'EastEnders' missed out on a nomination for spectacular scene of the year, while none of the Corrie cast was included in the best newcomer category.

Here are the British Soap Awards nominations:

Sexiest male

'Coronation Street' – Ben Price (Nick Tilsley); Keith Duffy (Ciaran McCarthy); Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw)

'Doctors' – David Sturzaker (Dr Simon Bond); Matthew Chambers (Dr Daniel Granger); Nicolas Woodman (Jack Hollins)

'EastEnders' – John Partridge (Christian Clarke); Marc Elliott (Syed Masood); Scott Maslen (Jack Branning)

'Emmerdale' – James Sutton (Ryan Lamb); James Thornton (John Barton); Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle)

'Hollyoaks' – Ashley Taylor Dawson(Darren Osborne); Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay); Ricky Whittle (Calvin Valentine)

Sexiest female

'Coronation Street' - Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster); Kym Marsh(Michelle Connor); Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)

'Doctors' – Charlie Clemmow (Imogen Hollins); Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Dr Zara Carmichael); Sophie Abelson (Cherry Malone)

'EastEnders' – Preeya Kalidas (Amira Masood); Samantha Womack (Ronnie Mitchell); Tiana Benjamin (Chelsea Fox)

'Emmerdale' – Alice Coulthard (Maisie Wylde); Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle); Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden)

'Hollyoaks' – Gemma Merna (Carmel McQueen); Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher); Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen)

Villain of the year

'Coronation Street' – Gray O’Brien (Tony Gordon); Greg Wood (Rick Neelan); Robert Beck (Jimmy Dockerson)

'Doctors' – Debbie Chazen (Sissy Juggins); Philip McGough (Dr Charlie Bradfield; Sam Heughan (Scott Neilson)

'EastEnders' – Chris Coghill (Tony King); Don Gilet (Lucas Johnson); Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell)

'Emmerdale' -Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle); Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde); Sian Reeves (Sally Spode)

'Hollyoaks' -Joel Goonan (Gaz Bennett); Lydia Kelly (Lydia Hart); Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox)

Best actor

'Coronation Street' – Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow); Gray O’Brien (Tony Gordon); Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster)

'Doctors' – Adrian Lewis Morgan (Dr Jimmi Clay); Chris Walker (Rob Hollins); Owen Brenman (Dr Heston Carter)

'EastEnders' – Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale); Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed); Scott Maslen (Jack Branning)

'Emmerdale' – Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy); James Sutton (Ryan Lamb); John Middleton (Ashley Thomas)

'Hollyoaks' – Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay); Glen Wallace (Malachy Fisher); Ricky Whittle (Calvin Valentine)

Best actress

'Coronation Street' – Helen Worth (Gail McIntyre); Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald); Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)

'Doctors' – Diane Keen (Julia Parsons); Donnaleigh Bailey (Michelle Corrigan); Selina Chilton (Ruth Pearce)

'EastEnders' – Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell); Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning); Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood)

'Emmerdale' – Amanda Donohoe (Natasha Wylde); Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas); Emma Atkins (Charity Tate)

'Hollyoaks' -Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady); Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher); Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen)

Best British soap

'Coronation Street'

'Doctors'

'EastEnders'

'Emmerdale'

'Hollyoaks'

Best comedy performance

Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor) - 'Coronation Street'

Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood) – 'EastEnders'

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) – 'Emmerdale'

Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady) – 'Hollyoaks'

:: Best dramatic performance

Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) - 'Coronation Street'

Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning) - 'EastEnders'

Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy) - 'Emmerdale'

Glen Wallace (Malachy Fisher) - 'Hollyoaks'

:: Best dramatic performance from a young actor or actress

Alexander Bain (Simon Barlow) - 'Coronation Street'

Ami Metcalf (Sapphire Cox) - 'Doctors'

Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher) - 'EastEnders'

Oscar Lloyd (Will Wylde) - 'Emmerdale'

:: Best exit

Reece Dinsdale (Joe McIntyre) - 'Coronation Street'

Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning) - 'EastEnders'

Maxwell Caulfield (Mark Wylde) - 'Emmerdale'

Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox) - 'Hollyoaks'

:: Best newcomer

Sophie Abelson (Cherry Malone) - 'Doctors'

Marc Elliott (Syed Masood) - 'EastEnders'

Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde) - 'Emmerdale'

Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady) - 'Hollyoaks'

:: Best on-screen partnership

Katherine Kelly & Simon Gregson (Becky McDonald & Steve McDonald) – 'Coronation Street'

Jan Pearson & Chris Walker(Karen Hollins & Rob Hollins) – 'Doctors'

Sid Owen & Patsy Palmer(Ricky Butcher & Bianca Butcher) – 'EastEnders'

Nick Miles & Nicola Wheeler (Jimmy King & Nicola De Souza) – 'Emmerdale'

:: Best storyline

Peter’s alcoholism – 'Coronation Street'

Zara’s revenge – 'Doctors'

Who killed Archie? – 'EastEnders'

Aaron’s gay self-loathing – 'Emmerdale'

:: Spectacular scene of the year

Joe drowns – 'Coronation Street'

Master of the universe siege - 'Doctors'

Home Farm shop crash -'Emmerdale'

The parachute jump – 'Hollyoaks'

:: Best single episode

Peter falls off the wagon -'Coronation Street'

Master of the universe - 'Doctors'

EastEnders live - 'EastEnders'

Aaron confesses his sexuality – 'Emmerdale'

To be announced on the night:

:: Lifetime achievement award

:: Special achievement award

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