Inside Soap Awards shortlist revealed as shows battle out for coveted Best Soap

There have been murders, cheating, shock announcements and explosive drama (sometimes literally – looking at you, Hollyoaks.)

The soaps, both daytime and primetime, will battle it out to be crowned the best soap after weeks and months of pouring their heart and soul into their performances, writing and direction.

The star-studded ceremony will take place next week, and fans can still go online to Inside Soap’s website to vote for their favourite soap, even up until midday on awards day: Monday 22 October.

But who is up for the other awards?

Check out the full list below.

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)

Best Actress

Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt, Coronation Street)

Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price, Coronation Street)

Bonnie Langford (Carmel Kazemi, EastEnders)

Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)

Best Bad Boy

Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)

Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)

Thomas Atkinson (Lachlan White, Emmerdale)

Ned Porteous (Joe Tate, Emmerdale)

Best Bad Girl

Mollie Winnard (Kayla Clifton, Coronation Street)

Tayna Franks (Rainie Branning, EastEnders)

Sally Dexter (Faith Dingle, Emmerdale)

Tamara Wall (Grace Black, Hollyoaks)

Funniest Male

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Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

Shaun Thomas (Gerry Roberts, Emmerdale)

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)

Best Newcomer

James Burrows (Ali Neeson, Coronation Street)

Tony Clar (Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway, EastEnders)

Ash Palmisciano (Matty Barton, Emmerdale)

Rishi Nair (Sami Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Best Young Actor

Kyran Bowes (Jack Webster, Coronation Street)

Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)

Isobel Steele (Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale)

Aedan Duckworth (Oliver Morgan, Hollyoaks)

Best Partnership

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Julia Goulding and Jack P Shepherd (Shona Ramsey and David Platt, Coronation Street)

Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright (Mick and Linda Carter, EastEnders)

Danny Miller and Ryan Hawley (Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

Jacob Roberts and Adam Woodward (Damon Kinsella and Brody Hudson, Hollyoaks)

Best Show-Stopper

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

Aidan takes his own life (Coronation Street)

Pheland’s last stand (Coronation Street)

Keegan and Shakil’s attack (EastEnders)

High School explosion/Neeta dies (Hollyoaks)

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, then Sienna kills Nico (Hollyoaks)

Best Exit

Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)

Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)

Shaheen Jafargholi (Shakil Kazemi, EastEnders)

Shaun Thomas (Gerry Roberts, Emmerdale)

Best Drama Star

William Beck (Dylan Keogh, Casualty)

Chelsea Halfpenny (Alicia Munroe, Casualty)

Amanda Mealing (Connie Beauchamp, Casualty)

Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor, Holby City)

Best Drama Storyline

Alicia’s rape (Casualty)

Connie’s cancer (Casualty)

Joh Gaskell’s journey to the dark side (Holby City)

The hospital shooting (Holby City)

Best Daytime Soap

Doctors

Home and Away

Neighbours

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)

Best Soap

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

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