Hayley’s death on Coronation Street, the Cater family’s entrance on EastEnders and Emmerdale’s Woolpack siege are all represented in the first round of viewer voting for the British Soap Awards 2014.
The longlist for the categories of Sexiest Male, Sexiest Female, Villain of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best British Soap have all been announced today.
Among those in contention are EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who gets a nod for both Best Actor and Sexiest Male, while Julie Hesmondhalgh gets a nomination for Best Actress after exiting Coronation Street earlier this year. Dominic Power’s efforts as Emmerdale’s murderous Cameron Murray are also recognised in the Villain of the Year category.
First-round voting is to close at midday on Tuesday 22 April, with second-round voting then opening at 10am on Monday 28 April before closing on Friday 23 May at 3pm.
Other categories will be judged by a panel, with the results of their deliberations revealed at a later date.
Sexiest Male Marc Baylis (Rob Donovan, Coronation Street) Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street) Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw, Coronation Street) Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger, Doctors) Simon Rivers (Kevin Tyler, Doctors) Nathan Wright (Chris Reid, Doctors) Khali Best (Dexter Hartman, EastEnders) Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders) Ben Hardy (Peter Beale, EastEnders) Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale) Anthony Quinlan (Pete Barton, Emmerdale) Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale) Ayden Callaghan (Joe Roscoe, Hollyoaks) Danny Mac (Dodger Savage, Hollyoaks) Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)
Villain of the Year Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street) Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street) Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street) Mark Cameron (Tom, Doctors) Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Zara Carmichael, Doctors) Neil Haigh (Gus Harper, Doctors) Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders) Daniel Coonan (Carl White, EastEnders) Cornell S John (Sam James, EastEnders) Emma Atkins (Charity Sharma, Emmerdale) Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale) Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale) Jesse Birdsall (Fraser Black, Hollyoaks) Anna Passey (Sienna Blake, Hollyoaks) Greg Wood (Trevor Royle, Hollyoaks)
Best Actor Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street) David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street) Ben Price (Nick Tilsley, Coronation Street) Owen Brenman (Heston Carter, Doctors) Ian Kelsey (Howard Bellamy, Doctors) Ian Midlane (Al Haskey, Doctors) Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders) Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed, EastEnders) Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale, EastEnders) Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale) Jason Merrells (Declan Macey, Emmerdale) Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale) Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson, Hollyoaks) Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, Hollyoaks) Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake, Hollyoaks)
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