The British Soap Awards 2019 will broadcast live on Saturday 1st June on ITV from Manchester’s Lowry Theatre, with the confirmed air date coinciding with the announcement of the shortlist and full nominations.
Celebrating another action-packed 12 months in the genre, the glamorous, annual prize-giving bash recognises the great and the good as it reflects on the biggest storylines and moments from the nation’s favourite continuing dramas: EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors, who battle it out to get the most gongs.
Phillip Schofield will host the show, now in it’s 21st year, which airs live once again after last year’s 20th anniversary ceremony was shown live for the first time and achieved its highest ratings since 2014. You can vote for three categories, Best Soap, Best Actor and Best Actress, from 10am on Tuesday 30th April at britishsoapawards.tv – the remaining categories are decided by a panel of industry experts. EastEnders and Hollyoaks tie for the most nods this year with 14 each.
Here’s the full 2019 shortlist:
Viewer voted categories:
BEST BRITISH SOAP (Last year’s winner was Coronation Street)
Coronation Street Doctors EastEnders Emmerdale Hollyoaks
BEST ACTOR (Last year’s winner was Jack P Shepherd – Coronation Street)
Coronation Street Jack P Shepherd (David Platt) EastEnders Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) EastEnders Zack Morris (Keegan Baker) Emmerdale Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) Hollyoaks Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale)
BEST ACTRESS (Last year’s winner was Lucy Fallon – Coronation Street)
Coronation Street Alison King (Carla Connor) EastEnders Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor) Emmerdale Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle) Hollyoaks Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby) Hollyoaks Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen)
Panel voted categories:
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR (Last year’s winner was Connor McIntyre – Coronation Street)
Coronation Street Greg Wood (Rick Neelan) Doctors Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger) EastEnders Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway) Emmerdale Claire King (Kim Tate) Hollyoaks Nathan Sussex (Buster Smith)
BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE (Last year’s winner was Ian Midlane – Doctors)
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