The Inside Soap Awards nominations 2017

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2017
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Simon Gregson

The full list of nominations for this year's Inside Soap Awards has been released

Simon Gregson, Danny Dyer, John Middleton and Jamie Lomas are set to go head-to-head at this year's Inside Soap Awards to be crowned the Best Actor of 2017.

The 'Coronation Street' actor - who plays ditsy cabbie Steve McDonald - has had a major storyline this year as his alter ego fathered his love child, lost his wife Michelle (Kym Marsh) and proposed to the mother of his son Leanne (Jane Danson), so it's hardly surprising that he's managed to worm his way into the list of nominations for the prestigious prize at the forthcoming ceremony in London on November 6.

But the 42-year-old star will have to fight off some stiff competition as Danny - who plays Mick Carter in 'EastEnders' - Emmerdale's John, who portrayed late dementia sufferer Ashley Thomas, and Hollyoaks' Jamie (Warren Fox) are hot on his heels.

Other people up for the gong in the Best Actor category include Coronation Street's Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and Jack P. Shepherd (David Platt), EastEnders' Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) and Jake Wood (Max Branning), Emmerdale's Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden) and Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle), and Hollyoaks' Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale) and Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay).

Lacey Turner - who plays bipolar Stacey Fowler in 'EastEnders' - will no doubt be thrilled to learn that she's made it into the Best Actress category once again.

But it's not just the brunette beauty from the BBC One soap who has wiggled onto the nominations list as Diane Parish (Denise Fox) and Shona McGarty (Whitney Carter) are also in with the chance of nabbing the golden trophy this time around.

Coronation Street has done equally as well as Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor) and Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price) are also in the noms.

Emmerdale's Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas), Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk) and Gillian Kearney (Emma Barton) also made the list alongside Hollyoaks' Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne), Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen) and Anna Passey (Sienna Blake).

Chris Harper - who has played child groomer Nathan Curtis in 'Coronation Street' - has unsurprisingly made it into the nominations for Best Bad Boy, while EastEnders' Aaron Sidwell - who portrays compulsive liar Steven Beale - and Emmerdale's Michael Parr (Ross Barton) are also hoping to get their hands on the impressive award.

Equally, Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon (Maria Connor), EastEnders' Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi Branning) and Emmerdale's Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle) are among those up for the Best Bad Girl prize at this year's glamorous awards ceremony.

The Best Newcomer trophy is also up for grabs and will be won by either Coronation Street's Julia Goulding and Rob Mallard, EastEnders' Lee Ryan and Danny Walters, Emmerdales' Sally Dexter and Emily Head, or Hollyoaks' Theo Graham and Lauren McQueen.

Meanwhile, as per every year, the four shows will go head-to-head to win Best Soap, while 'Doctors', 'Home and Away' and 'Neighbours' will fight it out for Best Daytime Soap.

The shortlist of Inside Soap Awards nominations are as follows;

Best Actor

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, 'Coronation Street')

Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, 'Coronation Street')

Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, 'Coronation Street')

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, 'EastEnders')

Scott Maslen (Jack Branning, 'EastEnders')

Jake Wood (Max Branning, 'EastEnders')

Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, 'Emmerdale')

John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, 'Hollyoaks')

Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox, 'Hollyoaks')

Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Actress

Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt, 'Coronation Street')

Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor, 'Coronation Street')

Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price, 'Coronation Street')

Shona McGarty (Whitney Carter, 'EastEnders')

Diane Parish (Denise Fox, 'EastEnders')

Lacey Turner (Stacey Fowler, 'EastEnders')

Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, 'Emmerdale')

Gillian Kearney (Emma Barton, 'Emmerdale')

Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne, 'Hollyoaks')

Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Anna Passey (Sienna Blake, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Bad Boy

Chris Harper (Nathan Curtis, 'Coronation Street')

Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, 'Coronation Street')

Aaron Sidwell (Steven Beale, 'EastEnders')

Jake Wood (Max Branning, 'EastEnders')

Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, 'Emmerdale')

Michael Parr (Ross Barton, 'Emmerdale')

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, 'Hollyoaks')

Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Bad Girl

Samia Longchambon (Maria Connor, 'Coronation Street')

Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price, 'Coronation Street')

Lisa Faulkner (Fi Browning, 'EastEnders')

Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi Branning, 'EastEnders')

Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Gillian Kearney (Emma Barton, 'Emmerdale')

Lysette Anthony (Marnie Nightingale, 'Hollyoaks')

Tamara Wall (Grace Black, 'Hollyoaks')

Funniest Male

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, 'Coronation Street')

Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, 'Coronation Street')

Richard Blackwood (Vincent Hubbard, 'EastEnders')

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, 'EastEnders')

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, 'Emmerdale')

Nick Miles (Jimmy King, 'Emmerdale')

Luke Jerdy (Jesse Donovan, 'Hollyoaks')

Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, 'Hollyoaks')

Funniest Female

Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter, 'Coronation Street')

Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster, 'Coronation Street')

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, 'EastEnders')

Lisa Hammond (Donna Yates, 'EastEnders')

Sally Dexter (Faith Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, 'Emmerdale')

Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Newcomer (First appearance on or after 21 June 2016)

Julia Goulding (Shona Ramsey, 'Coronation Street')

Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne, 'Coronation Street')

Lee Ryan (Harry 'Woody' Woodward, 'EastEnders')

Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor, 'EastEnders')

Sally Dexter (Faith Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Emily Head (Rebecca White, 'Emmerdale')

Theo Graham (Hunter McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Lauren McQueen (Lily Drinkwell, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Young Actor (Aged 17 or under on 14 August 2017)

Matilda Freeman (Summer Spellman, 'Coronation Street')

Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, 'Coronation Street')

Henri Charles (Ricky Mitchell, 'EastEnders')

Bleu Landau (Dennis Rickman, 'EastEnders')

Alfie Clarke (Arthur Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, 'Emmerdale')

Ela-May Demircan (Leah Barnes, 'Hollyoaks')

Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax, 'Hollyoaks')

Sexiest Male

Mikey North (Gary Windass, 'Coronation Street')

Sam Robertson (Adam Barlow, 'Coronation Street')

Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, 'EastEnders')

Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor,'EastEnders')

Michael Parr (Ross Barton, 'Emmerdale')

Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, 'Emmerdale')

Duayne Boachie (Zack Loveday, 'Hollyoaks')

Adam Woodward (Brody Hudson, 'Hollyoaks')

Sexiest Female

Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster, 'Coronation Street')

Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price, 'Coronation Street')

Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, 'EastEnders')

Shona McGarty (Whitney Carter, 'EastEnders')

Natalie J Robb (Moira Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Fiona Wade (Priya Kotecha, 'Emmerdale')

Rachel Adedeji (Lisa Loveday, 'Hollyoaks')

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Exit

Les Dennis (Michael Rodwell, 'Coronation Street')

Ben Price (Nick Tilsley, 'Coronation Street')

Danny-Boy Hatchard (Lee Carter, 'EastEnders')

Samantha Womack & Rita Simons (Ronnie & Roxy Mitchell, 'EastEnders')

John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Bill Ward (James Barton, 'Emmerdale')

Jared Garfield (Nathan Nightingale, 'Hollyoaks')

Kassius Nelson (Jade Albright, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Daytime Soap


'Home and Away'

'Neighbours '

Best Soap

'Coronation Street'




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