EastEnders receives 14 nods in 2015 Soap Awards’ shortlist!

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EastEnders has picked up the most nominations on the shortlist for the British Soap Awards 2015, receiving a total of 14 nods this year – comparing with Corrie (13), Emmerdale (12), Hollyoaks (11) and Doctor (10).

This year, the awards ceremony has axed ‘Sexiest’ actor/actress category as part of a brand new shakeup. Meanwhile, the winner of the Best Actor and Best Actress categories is determined by a 50:50 split between the viewer votes and judge votes.


The full shortlist of nominations is as follows:

Best British Soap

Coronation Street


Best Actor

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale, EastEnders)
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)
David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)

Best Actress

Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders)
Laurie Brett (Jane Beale, EastEnders)
Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks)


Villain of the Year
John Altman (Nick Cotton, EastEnders)
Sean Ward (Callum Logan, Coronation Street)
Daniel Schutzmann (Franc Christophe, Doctors)
Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)
Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake, Hollyoaks)
Best Comedy Performance
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)
Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster, Coronation Street)

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors)
Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, Emmerdale)
Fabrizio Santino (David ‘Ziggy’ Roscoe, Hollyoaks)

Best Newcomer
Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, EastEnders)
Sean Ward (Callum Logan, Coronation Street)
Jessica Regan (Niamh Donoghue, Doctors)
Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)
Twinnie-Lee Moore (Porsche McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best Storyline
Who Killed Lucy? (EastEnders)
Steve and Michelle – Hearts And Minds (Coronation Street)

Kevin and Poppy – Underage Girlfriend (Doctors)
Donna’s Demise (Emmerdale)
John Paul’s Rape Ordeal (Hollyoaks)

Best Single Episode
Episode 5020 – Live Episode (EastEnders)
Rob’s confession (Coronation Street)
‘Unfinished Business’ (Doctors)
Andy goes to the brink (Emmerdale)
Ste’s HIV diagnosis (Hollyoaks)

Best Dramatic Performance
Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders)
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)
Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe, Doctors)
Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Keith Rice (Finn O’Connor, Hollyoaks)

Best On-Screen Partnership 
Laurie Brett and Adam Woodyatt (Jane and Ian Beale, EastEnders)
Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane and Jessica Regan (Al Haskey and Niamh Donoghue, Doctors)
Verity Rushworth and Michael Parr (Donna Windsor and Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Ellis Hollins and Ruby O’Donnell (Tom Cunningham and Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

Best Young Performance
Eliot Carrington (Bobby Beale, EastEnders)
Ellie Leach (Faye Windass, Coronation Street)
Jack Carroll (Peter Harker, Doctors)
Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)
Ruby O’Donnell (Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

Scene of the Year
Kathy comes home (EastEnders)
Deirdre throws the trifle (Coronation Street)
Strictly dancing (Doctors)
Donna’s goodbye (Emmerdale)
The train crash (Hollyoaks)

Voting closes on Friday, May 15 at 3pm, so don’t forget to vote all things EastEnders!


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