British Soap Awards 2019 – full list of nominations revealed and how to vote

THE British Soap Awards showcase the best acting talent in the soaps world from Corrie to EastEnders.

Here is the full list of nominations and the details on what you need to do to vote…

What are nominations for the British Soap Awards 2019?

The stars of the small screen are set to gather for this year's British Soap Awards.

Here is the FULL list of nominations that have been released so far.

See below for how to vote for your favourite.

Best Actor

  • Richard Hawley (Johnny Connor, Coronation Street)

The actor has been praised for his emotional portrayal of grieving dad Johnny after his son Aidan took his own life as well as his ongoing struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street)

Jack won acclaim for his powerful performance in his male rape storyline.

The actor has won a series of accolades and gongs during his time in Coronation Street, including awards for Best Bad Boy, Best Villain and in 2018, Best Actor.

  • Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street)

The actor, 50, who plays recovering alcoholic character Peter Barlow on the ITV soap said the only way he could leave Weatherfield would be in a coffin, after drinking himself to death.

Prior to this nod he's been nominated for four awards at the British Soap Awards as well as an All About Soap Awards for Best Actor.

  • Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger, Doctors)

He's best known for playing Dr.Granger on the daytime soap opera. But prior to that he has starred in people Like Us alongside David Tennant as well as Doctor Who to name a few credits to his name.

  • Ashley Rice (Sid Vere, Doctors)

Ashley joined the show in 2015 as young doc Sid Vere.

  • Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

Before joining the cast of Doctors in 2009, Chris starred in Coronation Street as reformed killer Ed Jackson. A regular on the soap circle, he's also had parts in Merseybeat and The Bill.

  • Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)

Zack has been playing Keegan Baker since 2017 and within that time has been nominated for two British Soap Awards, a TV Choice Award and National Television Award to name a few.

  • Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor, EastEnders)

Danny has won fans for his character's illicit affair with Phil's wife Sharon Mitchell.

This is his second British Soap Award nomination. He's also been nominated for a NTA and two Inside Soap Awards.

  • Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

Danny has been an EastEnders fan favourite since he first set foot in Albert Square back in 2013 and has gone on to rack up a cool seven nominations at the British Soap Awards, including this nod.

He has even scooped three NTA's for his performance as Mick Carter.

  • Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

This is Ryan's fifth nomination at the British Soap Awards.

He's also won two Inside Soap Awards among his many nominations.

  • Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)

Emmerdale stalwart Jeff has played bad-boy Cain Dingle since 2000.

And has been nominated for an impressive nine British Soap Awards prior to this one.

  • Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)

This will be Dominic Brunt's seventh nomination at the British Soap Awards for his role of the lovable Paddy Kirk.

  • Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Prior to playing James Nightingale, Gregory had roles in EastEnders and Doctors. He was also nominated for the Best Actor award at the 2017 British Soap Awards.

  • Ijaz Rana (Imran Maalik, Hollyoaks)

This is relative newcomer Ijaz's first nomination at the British Soap Awards.

  • Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Ashley's now been nominated for four awards at the British Soap Awards since first joining Hollyoaks in 1999.

Best Actress

  • Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor, Coronation Street)

Sally Ann Matthews has played Jenny Bradley on Coronation Street since the 80s and is a firm fan-favourite.

  • Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)

This marks the sixth British Soap Awards nomination for Alison.

The actress has been getting her teeth into some big storylines recently after her character Carla Connor's factory Underworld collapsed and contemplating ending her own life.

  • Bhavna Limbachia (Rana Habeeb, Coronation Street)

Bhavna brought fans to tears when her character Rana Habeeb died after the Underworld roof collapsed.

  • Bharti Patel (Ruhma Carter, Doctors)

Bharti has been a part of the Doctors cast playing Ruhma Carter née Hanif since 2015.

  • Ali Bastian (Becky Clarke, Doctors)

Ali may have initially been known as Becca Dean in Hollyoaks but now she's on your screens as Becky Clarke in Doctors.

It's her first nomination at the ceremony for her role on the show, but she did win a British Soap Award for Hollyoaks back in 2006.

  • Laura Rollins (Ayesha Lee, Doctors)

Laura has been appearing as Ayesha since 2014 and within that time has been nominated for three British Soap Awards.

Last year she won the award for Best Female Dramatic Performance at the Royal Television Society Awards.

  • Tamzin Outhwaite (Mel Owen, EastEnders)

Fan-favourite Tamzin is up for her fourth gong as the fiery Mel Owen who could be facing life behind bars.

She has won two British Soap Awards for – the now discontinued – Sexiest Female back in 1999 and 2000 but could she scoop best actress?

  • Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor, EastEnders)

Lorraine won Best Newcomer at last year's British Soap Awards and now she's hoping to scoop Best Actress.

She plays single mum Karen Taylor, who rocked up to E20 with her children Keanu(Danny Walters), Keegan Baker (Zack Morris), Bernadette (Clair Norris), Riley and Chatham – played by real life brothers Tom and Alfie Jacobs.

  • Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen, EastEnders)

Louisa Lytton plays Ruby Allen who first appeared in the soap in 2005 after running away from boarding school to look after her gangster father Johnny.

And since returning she has sunk her teeth into a gritty rape storyline. 

  • Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, Emmerdale)

Zoe joined the show as Rhona Goskirk in 2001.

Most recently the vet has been struggling to deal with the menopause following her hysterectomy.

  • Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)

Emma has been a regular on our screen over the past nine years and got her teeth into some big storylines.

This will be the actress' fourth nomination at the British Soap Awards.

  • Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)

Lucy has had Emmerdale fans in bits after her character Chas lost baby Grace.

But they were thrilled when she announced recently that she's pregnant again.

The actress has been nominated for six British Soap Awards and is no doubt hoping that this is her year to win.

  • Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby, Hollyoaks)

Celeb Big Brother star Stephanie has been winning fans with her dramatic return to Hollyoaks as Sinead Shelby née O'Connor.

This is the actress' third nomination at the British Soap Awards.

  • Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Bend It Like Beckham star Harvey only joined the soap in 2017 as Dr.Misbah Maalik but she's already been nominated for the coveted Best Actress gong.

  • Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen, Hollyoaks)

The Sun exclusively revealed that the actress – who plays Lily McQueen in the Channel 4 soap – has decided to quit the show to pursue other roles.

But she is still up for the Best Actress gong – having previously been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at last year's ceremony.

Best Soap

  • Coronation Street

Corrie has won the Best Soap award six times – including at last year's ceremony.

  • Doctors

Doctors has never won the Best Soap award but this could be their year!

  • EastEnders

EastEnders has won the Best Soap award an impressive eleven times.

  • Emmerdale

Emmerdale has won the Best Soap award twice before – in 2016 and 2017.

  • Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks has only won the award once before in 2014 – but perhaps 2019 is the year they strike twice…

How do you vote for the British Soap Awards 2019?

This first round stage of voting will close at 5pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Second round voting – when the shortlists are revealed – will open at 10am on Tuesday, April 30 and close at 9pm on Friday, May 24.

During the second stage of voting, the Best Actor and Best Actress categories will be whittled down to five choices each.

The Best Soap category remains at five choices for both stages of the voting.

You can vote here now.

The awards' other categories – including the likes of Best Storyline, Best Newcomer and Best Young Performance – will be determined by a panel of judges.

When are the British Soap Awards 2019 on TV?

The British Soap Awards 2019 will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

And it'll be streamed live by ITV – though the exact time is yet to be confirmed.

Last year the action kicked off at 8pm and ended at 10:05pm so you can expect it will be around that time this year.

It's the second year in a row in the show’s 21-year history that ITV will broadcast the annual ceremony live, having previously been pre-taped days before viewers would see it on television.

The event is being held at Manchester’s Lowry Theatre this year, though last year the were at The Hackney Empire in London.

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