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British Soap Awards 2022 nominations: EastEnders and Emmerdale lead the way

Paige Sandhu is among the nominees credit:Bang Showbiz
Paige Sandhu is among the nominees credit:Bang Showbiz

'EastEnders' and 'Emmerdale' lead the way with 13 nominations each for the British Soap Awards.

The short list has been revealed for next month's ceremony, which is set to take place at London's Hackney Empire in June with Phillip Schofield hosting as the show returns to ITV after two years off air due to the pandemic.

'EastEnders', 'Coronation Street', 'Emmerdale', 'Hollyoaks' and 'Doctors' are all up for best British soap, which is one three viewer-voted categories.

Both the Oustanding Achievement and Tony Warren prizes will be announced on the night.

Corrie's Sally Carman (Abi Webster) is on the shortlist for best leading performance alongside 'EastEnders' duo Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) and Linda Henry (Shirley Carter), and 'Emmerdale' pair Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) and Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla).

Also available to vote on is the best family, with the nominees made up of the Carters (EastEnders), the Dingles (Emmerdale), the McQueens (Hollyoaks) and the Alahans (Coronation Street).

Sandhu finds herself in the running for villain of the year after her character's killing spree, and she faces tough competition from the likes of 'Corrie' star Maximum Evans (Corey Brent), 'Doctors' actress Laura White (Dr. Princess Buchanan), 'EastEnders' baddie Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) and 'Hollyoaks' star Rihannon Clements (Summer Ranger).

The shortlists have been revealed for a number of categories including thsoe for best comedy performer, newcomer, single episode, dramatic performance and more.

Meanwhile, the 'Corrie' steam is in the running for best storyline after its hate crime storyline which featured the tragic death of Seb Franklin (Harry Visioni).

British Soap Awards nominees

BEST BRITISH SOAP:

Coronation Street

Doctors

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

BEST LEADING PERFORMER

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Linda Henry (Shirley Carter) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) - Emmerdale

BEST FAMILY

The Alahans – Coronation Street

The Carters – EastEnders

The Dingles – Emmerdale

The McQueens - Hollyoaks

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR

Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) – Coronation Street

Laura White (Dr Princess Buchanan) – Doctors

Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale

Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger) - Hollyoaks

BEST COMEDY PERFORMER

Jane Hazelgrove (Bernie Winter) – Coronation Street

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman) – Doctors

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) – EastEnders

Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle) – Emmerdale

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen) - Hollyoaks

BEST NEWCOMER

Paddy Bever (Max Turner) – Coronation Street

Ross McLaren (Luca McIntyre) – Doctors

Ross Boatman (Harvey Monroe) – EastEnders

Darcy Grey (Marcus Dean) – Emmerdale

Matthew James-Bailey (Ethan Williams) - Hollyoaks

BEST STORYLINE

Coronation Street - Hate Crime

Doctors - Bear and his mother encounter racism at St Phil’s Hospital

EastEnders - Jean’s Bipolar

Emmerdale - Meena Serial Killer

Hollyoaks - Misbah’s Historic Rape

BEST SINGLE EPISODE

Coronation Street – Flashback

Doctors – Three Consultations and a Funeral

EastEnders – Jean in Southend

Emmerdale – Marlon’s stroke

Hollyoaks – Out of Time

BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester) – Doctors

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) – Emmerdale

Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik) - Hollyoaks

BEST ON-SCREEN PARTNERSHIP

David Neilson and Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper and Nina Lucas) – Coronation Street

Chris Walker and Jan Pearson (Rob Hollins and Karen Hollins) – Doctors

Lacey Turner and Gillian Wright (Stacey Slater and Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Isobel Steele and Bradley Johnson (Liv Flaherty and Vinny Dingle) – Emmerdale

Anna Passey and Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake and Ste Hay) - Hollyoaks

BEST YOUNG PERFORMER

Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) – Coronation Street

Sonny Kendall (Tommy Moon) – EastEnders

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor) – Emmerdale

Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello) - Hollyoaks

SCENE OF THE YEAR

Coronation Street – Johnny’s Death

Doctors – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

EastEnders – Hall of Mirrors

Emmerdale – Bridge Collapse

Hollyoaks – Misbah Didn’t Consent