Emmerdale leads awards nominations

Emmerdale has received the most nominations for this year’s British Soap Awards.

The ITV drama is in the running for all of the nine panel-decided gongs.

EastEnders and Coronation Street follow closely with eight nominations.

Doctors has 6 nods, while Hollyoaks trails with 5.

By default all the major soaps have also been entered into the categories to be decided by viewers, such as Sexiest Female and Best Actor.

The winners of the Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement Awards will be announced on the night.

The British Soap Awards take place in London on Saturday and the show will be broadcast on Wednesday 19 May on ITV1.

Full nominees for British Soap Awards 2010…

Best Comedy Performance

Coronation Street: Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor)
EastEnders: Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood)
Emmerdale: Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk)
Hollyoaks: Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady)

Best Dramatic Performance

Coronation Street: Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow)
EastEnders: Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning)
Emmerdale: Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy)
Hollyoaks: Glen Wallace (Malachy Fisher)

Best Dramatic Performance for a Young Actor or Actress

Coronation Street: Alexander Bain (Simon Barlow)
Doctors: Ami Metcalf (Sapphire Cox)
EastEnders: Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher)
Emmerdale: Oscar Lloyd (Will Wylde)

Best Exit

Coronation Street: Reece Dinsdale (Joe McIntyre)
EastEnders: Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning)
Emmerdale: Maxwell Caulfield (Mark Wylde)
Hollyoaks: Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox)

Best Newcomer

Doctors: Sophie Abelson (Cherry Malone)
EastEnders: Marc Elliott (Syed Masood)
Emmerdale: Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde)
Hollyoaks: Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady)

Best On-Screen Partnership

Coronation Street: Katherine Kelly and Simon Gregson (Becky and Steve McDonald)
Doctors: Jan Pearson and Chris Walker (Karen and Rob Hollins)
EastEnders: Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer (Ricky and Bianca Butcher)
Emmerdale: Nick Miles and Nicola Wheeler (Jimmy King and Nicola De Souza)

Best Storyline

Coronation Street: Peter’s Alcoholism Doctors: Zara’s Revenge EastEnders: Who Killed Archie?
Emmerdale: Aaron’s Gay Self-Loathing

Spectacular Scene

Coronation Street: Joe Drowns Doctors: Master of the Universe – Siege Emmerdale: Home Farm Shop Crash Hollyoaks: The Parachute Jump

Best Single Episode

Coronation Street: Peter Falls Off The Wagon Doctors: ‘Master of the Universe’
EastEnders: EastEnders Live Emmerdale: Aaron Confesses His Sexuality

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