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Inside Soap Awards’ final four shortlist nominations

2018 has been a vintage year!

Inside Soap magazine has unveiled the final four shortlists across all categories in the Inside Soap Awards 2018, sponsored by Shearings Holidays.

The much-anticipated annual ceremony will take place at London venue 100 Wardour Street on Monday 22 October and will be attended by the cream of British soap.

The Awards are proudly sponsored by Shearings Holidays, the UK’s largest escorted tour operator.

Readers of Britain’s best-selling soap magazine have voted over the summer for their favourite stars and shows – in categories from Best Actor and Actress to Best Shock Twist, Best Partnership and, of course, the all-important Best Soap.

Steven Murphy, editor of Inside Soap, said: “These past 12 months in soap have been among the most dramatic in the genre’s history, so this year the awards are more closely fought than ever before.

Steven Murphy and Gillian Taylforth (Credit: Inside Soap)

“The Inside Soap Awards are always a fantastic way to celebrate soap’s success – and it’s a night where everyone leaves feeling like a winner.”

There is still time to cast a vote in the Best Soap category, which will remain open until midday on the day of the event, Monday 22 October. Simply log on to www.insidesoap.co.uk

Please see below for the full shortlist.

INSIDE SOAP AWARDS 2018

FINAL FOUR SHORTLIST

BEST ACTOR

JACK P SHEPHERD (David Platt, Coronation Street)

SHAYNE WARD (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)

DANNY DYER (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

GREGORY FINNEGAN (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Coronation Street SPOILER: David Platt trapped alone with rapist Josh Tucker
David Platt is played by Jack P. Shepherd (Credit: ITV)

BEST ACTRESS

LUCY FALLON (Bethany Platt, Coronation Street)

CATHERINE TYLDESLEY (Eva Price, Coronation Street)

BONNIE LANGFORD (Carmel Kazemi, EastEnders)

EMMA ATKINS (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)

Emma Atkinson plays Charity Dingle (Credit: ITV)

BEST BAD BOY

CONNOR McINTYRE (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)

RICKY CHAMP (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)

THOMAS ATKINSON (Lachlan White, Emmerdale)

NED PORTEOUS (Joe Tate, Emmerdale)

Pat Phelan was Corrie’s villain for a few years (Credit: ITV)

BEST BAD GIRL

MOLLIE WINNARD (Kayla Clifton, Coronation Street)

TANYA FRANKS (Rainie Branning, EastEnders)

SALLY DEXTER (Faith Dingle, Emmerdale)

TAMARA WALL (Grace Black, Hollyoaks)

Faith Dingle is played by Sally Dexter (Credit: ITV)

FUNNIEST MALE

JOE DUTTINE (Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)

SIMON GREGSON (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)

MARK CHARNOCK (Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

SHAUN THOMAS (Gerry Roberts, Emmerdale)

Steve McDonald is one of Corrie’s funniest actors (Credit: ITV)

FUNNIEST FEMALE

DOLLY-ROSE CAMPBELL (Gemma Winter, Coronation Street)

TAMEKA EMPSON (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)

LORRAINE STANLEY (Karen Taylor, EastEnders)

NICOLE BARBER-LANE (Myra McQueen, Hollyoaks)

EastEnders’ Karen Taylor is played by Lorraine Stanley (Credit: BBC)

BEST NEWCOMER

JAMES BURROWS (Ali Neeson, Coronation Street)

TONY CLAY (Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway, EastEnders)

ASH PALMISCIANO (Matty Barton, Emmerdale)

RISHI NAIR (Sami Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway is the likeable younger half-brother of cruel Stuart Highway (Credit: BBC)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR

KYRAN BOWES (Jack Webster, Coronation Street)

MAISIE SMITH (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)

ISOBEL STEELE (Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale)

AEDAN DUCKWORTH (Oliver Morgan, Hollyoaks)

Emmerdale actress Isobel Steele has had some tough storylines this year (Credit: ITV)

BEST PARTNERSHIP

JULIA GOULDING & JACK P SHEPHERD (Shona Ramsey & David Platt, Coronation Street)

DANNY DYER & KELLIE BRIGHT (Mick & Linda Carter, EastEnders)

DANNY MILLER & RYAN HAWLEY (Aaron Dingle & Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

JACOB ROBERTS & ADAM WOODWARD (Damon Kinsella & Brody Hudson, Hollyoaks)

Mick and Linda Carter (Credit: BBC)

BEST SHOW-STOPPER

(Awarded to a specific scene or episode that had the audience gripped)

AIDAN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE (Coronation Street)

PHELAN’S LAST STAND (Coronation Street)

KEEGAN & SHAKIL’S ATTACK (EastEnders)

HIGH SCHOOL EXPLOSION/NEETA DIES (Hollyoaks)

Shayne Ward played Aidan Connor from 2015 to May 2018 (Credit: ITV)

BEST SHOCK TWIST

(Awarded to a plot reveal or revelation that had the audience gasping)

ANNA RETURNS – AND KILLS PHELAN! (Coronation Street)

LACHLAN KILLS GERRY! (Emmerdale)

MOIRA GIVES BIRTH! (Emmerdale)

NICO’S ALIVE/SIENNA KILLS NICO! (Hollyoaks)

Sienna killed her own daughter Nico (Credit: E4)

BEST EXIT

CONNOR McINTYRE (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)

SHAYNE WARD (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)

SHAHEEN JAFARGHOLI (Shakil Kazemi, EastEnders)

SHAUN THOMAS (Gerry Roberts, Emmerdale)

Shakil Kazemi was stabbed in May 2018 (Credit BBC)

BEST DRAMA STAR

WILLIAM BECK (Dylan Keogh, Casualty)

CHELSEA HALFPENNY (Alicia Munroe, Casualty)

AMANDA MEALING (Connie Beauchamp, Casualty)

ROSIE MARCEL (Jac Naylor, Holby City)

Rosie Marcel plays Jac Naylor (Credit: BBC)

BEST DRAMA STORYLINE

ALICIA’S RAPE (Casualty)

CONNIE’S CANCER (Casualty)

JOHN GASKELL’S JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE (Holby City)

THE HOSPITAL SHOOTING (Holby City)

Alicia Munroe was raped by fellow doctor Eddie McAllister (Credit: BBC)

BEST DAYTIME SOAP

DOCTORS

HOME AND AWAY

NEIGHBOURS

Neighbours has been running since 1985 (Credit: Channel 5)

BEST DAYTIME STAR

CHRIS WALKER (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

RAY MEAGHER (Alf Stewart, Home and Away)

JAKE RYAN (Ryan ‘Robbo’ Shaw, Home and Away)

JACKIE WOODBURNE (Susan Kennedy, Neighbours)

Jake Ryan plays Ryan ‘Robbo’ Shaw (Credit: Channel 5)

BEST SOAP

CORONATION STREET

EASTENDERS

EMMERDALE

HOLLYOAKS

Corrie header cobbles
Coronation Street Logo (Credit: ITV)