British Soap Awards 2011: Emmerdale stars in running

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THE cream of Emmerdale’s crop is once again up for a haul of awards from the judging panel at the British Soap Awards.

As reported in the YEP, stars including Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy) and Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle) have been shortlisted in the award categories to be voted for by viewers.

But now, the judging panel has revealed their nominations for the awards, which will take place on May 14.

Charlie Hardwick (Val Pollard), Eden Taylor Draper (Belle Dingle), Pauline Quirke (Hazel Rhodes) and Andy Devine (Shadrach Dingle) are all up for trophies at the event, hosted by Philip Schofield.

Holly Barton’s (Sophie Powles) drug addiction is up for Best Storyline, while the train crash is shortlisted for Spectacular Scene of the Year.

The scenes where Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) proposes to love rat Carl King (Tom Lister), called The Betrayed, is also up for Best Single Episode.

Charlie Hardwick is nominated for Best Comedy Performance; Danny Miller is up for Best Dramatic Performance; Eden Taylor Draper is shortlisted for Best Young Performance and Andy Devine is in the running for Best Exit.

Pauline Quirke is nominated for Best Newcomer, while Emma Atkins and Jeff Hordley (Charity Tate and Cain Dingle) are shortlisted in the Best On-Screen Partnership category.

EastEnders’ baby swap storyline, in which Ronnie Branning (Samantha Womack) switched her dead baby for Kat Moon’s (Jessie Wallace) is in the running for Best Storyline, despite drawing thousands of complaints to Ofcom.

As reported in the YEP last month, Danny Miller is shortlisted in the Best Actor and Sexiest Male categories, which is one of the six awards being voted for by viewers.

Jane Cox is nominated for Best Actress, with the show as a whole taking on Coronation Street, EastEnders, Doctors and Hollyoaks in the prestigious Best Soap category.

Taking all categories into account, Coronation Street leads the pack with 17 nominations, EastEnders follows with 16, Emmerdale has 13, Hollyoaks has 12 and Doctors has three. Other categories now open for voting include sexiest female and villain of the year.

The show is due to be screened on ITV1 on May 25.

To vote in the awards, visit: www.britishsoapawards.tv

Bob Vickers, the CEO of Clugston Group

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