Emmerdale leads British Soap Awards nominations

Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt

Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt

'Emmerdale' is dominating the nominations for this year's British Soap Awards after being shortlisted for each of the 11 honours decided upon by a panel of specialists.

'Emmerdale' is leading the nominations for this year's British Soap Awards.

The rural soap has been shortlisted for more of the TV gongs than any of their soap rivals - consisting of 'EastEnders', 'Hollyoaks', 'Coronation Street' and 'Doctors' - and is up for an award in each of the 11 categories where nominees have been chosen by a panel of specialists.

The ITV show's Wylde family has dominated the nominations even further, with three characters having been shortlisted individually.

Maxwell Caulfield, who plays Mark Wylde, has been named in the Best Exit category, while Oscar Lloyd - who portrays youngster Will Wylde - is up for the Best Dramatic Performance for a Young Actor or Actress and Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde) has been shortlisted for Best Newcomer.

The soap's star Dominic Brunt - who plays Paddy Kirk - has also been nominated and is up against 'Coronation Street's Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor), 'EastEnders' actress Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood) and 'Hollyoaks' Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady) for the Best Comedy Performance award.

The panel has also selected the nominees for Best Dramatic Performance, Best On-Screen Partnership, Best Storyline, Spectacular Scene and Best Single Episode and will decide on the winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Achievement Award.

The public will vote on the six remaining categories, which include Best Soap, Sexiest Male, Sexiest Female, Villain of the Year, Best Actor and Best Actress.

The 12th annual ceremony will take place on Saturday May 8 and will be aired on Wednesday May 19 on ITV1.

The British Soap Awards 2010 full panel shortlist:

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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