Nominations for first Soap Awards announced

Nominations for the first Soap Awards 2024 have been announced credit:Bang Showbiz
Nominations for the first Soap Awards 2024 have been announced credit:Bang Showbiz

Nominations for the first Soap Awards 2024 have been announced.

Celebrating the “very best of the much-loved British TV soaps, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Hollyoaks’”, they will be held at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, on Saturday 13 July – with storylines including rape, murder, trans and gay outings and the diagnosis of motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s among those set to be honoured at the event.

Roy Cropper’s arrest in ‘Coronation Street’ over the disappearance of Lauren Bolton is also listed in the Best Storyline category.

Actors Will Mellor and Todd Boyce have got nods in the ‘Best Villain’ category.

Will, 48, played warped Harvey Gaskell in ‘Coronation Street’, who was locked up for the savage murder of Natasha Blakeman.

American actor Todd, 62, was evil Stephen Reid on the ITV soap, who murdered three people before being caught, and met his fate when he was ran over by Peter Barlow in front of his mum Audrey.

Soap fans can head to the soap news page and social channels to catch winners, exclusive interviews and gossip from the awards night.

Fans can also vote for their soap favourites in six of the 12 categories, including Best Soap.

A further six awards will be decided by a panel of soap experts, and will also be awarding the Special Recognition award to a star who has made a “significant contribution to the world of TV and Soaps”.

The categories and nominations for the Soap Awards, sponsored by Inspired Villages include: Best Soap, Best Villain, Best Comedy, Best Exit, Soap Moment of the Year, Inspiring Storyline of the Year, Best Actor, Best Storyline, Best Newcomer, Best Twist, Best Young Performer and Best Episode.

A press release for the event, sponsored by Inspired Villages, said it “will see talent, writers, producers and actors from ‘Coronation Street’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Hollyoaks’ walk the red carpet at the Midland Hotel in Manchester”.

Morgan Jeffery, executive editor of, said: “I’m delighted to be launching the Soap Awards – a first for the brand and a thrilling celebration of all the hard work that goes into producing the soaps, which have kept millions hooked this past year.

“Hilarious, heartfelt and gripping, there’s nothing else on TV quite like them and we’ll be marking their greatest achievements of the past 12 months, with fans helping to decide who wins on the night.”

Helen Daly, associate editor of, added: “It’s so exciting to be launching the Soap Awards in 2024.

“The past 12 months have seen our beloved soaps deliver dramatic twists, explosive reveals and epic stunts – and we can’t wait to celebrate the best of the business. We’ve got an exciting night lined up on 13 July and we’re excited to raise a glass to a room packed full of soap talent, on and off camera.”

Voting is open to all UK residents, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 years or older.

The public voting will run from 13 May 2024 until 23;59pm on 10 June 2024. Any votes cast after the closing date will not be considered. By casting your vote, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Vote hub is at, and to cast vote, fans can complete and submit the voting form on

There is a limit of one vote per category per day for each voter.

Full Soap Awards Nominations

Best Soap – Voted for by fans

‘Coronation Street’




Best Villain – Voted for by fans

Todd Boyce (Stephen Reid), ‘Coronation Street’

Will Mellor (Harvey Gaskell), ‘Coronation Street’

Navin Chowdhry (Nish Panesar), ‘EastEnders’

Matt Di Angelo (Dean Wicks), ‘EastEnders’

Beth Cordingly (Ruby Fox-Mulligan), ‘Emmerdale’

James Chase (Tom King), ‘Emmerdale’

David Ames (Carter Shepherd), ‘Hollyoaks’

Glynis Barber (Norma Crow), ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Comedy Performance - Voted for by fans

Jodie Prenger (Glenda Shuttleworth), ‘Coronation Street’

Jonny Freeman (Reiss Colwell), ‘EastEnders’

Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle), ‘Emmerdale’

Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen), ‘Hollyoaks’

Diane Langton (Nana McQueen), ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Exit – Voted for by fans

Todd Boyce (Stephen Reid), ‘Coronation Street’

Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow), ‘Coronation Street’

Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor), ‘EastEnders’

Elizabeth Counsell (Gloria Knight), ‘EastEnders’

Bhasker Patel (Rishi Sharma), ‘Emmerdale’

Sebastian Dowling (Heath Hope), ‘Emmerdale’

Owen Warner (Romeo Nightingale), ‘Hollyoaks’

Erin Palmer (Ella Richardson), ‘Hollyoaks’

Soap Moment of the Year – Voted for by fans

Stephen’s showdown in the pub, ‘Coronation Street’

Sixmas, ‘EastEnders’

Charity, Mack and Chloe’s cliffhanger car crash, ‘Emmerdale’

Ste realises he’s killed Ella, ‘Hollyoaks’

Inspiring Storyline of the Year – Voted for by fans

Sponsored by Inspired Villages

Paul and Billy get married, ‘Coronation Street’

Suki comes out to her family, ‘EastEnders’

Jay and Honey run the London Marathon, ‘EastEnders’

Mary’s quest for love in later life, ‘Emmerdale’

Tony and Diane’s child comes out as trans, ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Actor – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

Peter Ash (Paul Foreman), ‘Coronation Street’

Alison King (Carla Connor), ‘Coronation Street’

Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow), ‘Coronation Street’

Colin Salmon (George Knight), ‘EastEnders’

Balvinder Sopal (Suki Panesar), ‘EastEnders’

Angela Wynter (Yolande Trueman), ‘EastEnders’

Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle), ‘Emmerdale’

Karen Blick (Lydia Dingle), ‘Emmerdale’

Lesley Dunlop (Brenda Walker), ‘Emmerdale’

Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay), ‘Hollyoaks’

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen), ‘Hollyoaks’

David Ames (Carter Shepherd), ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Storyline – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

Paul’s motor neurone disease diagnosis, ‘Coronation Street’

Roy’s arrest, ‘Coronation Street’

Teen bullying, ‘Coronation Street’

Child farming, ‘EastEnders’

The Six, ‘EastEnders’

Cindy’s return, ‘EastEnders’

Lydia’s rape, ‘Emmerdale’

Pollard’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, ‘Emmerdale’

Tom’s domestic abuse of Belle, ‘Emmerdale’

Ste kills Ella and covers it up, ‘Hollyoaks’

Gay conversion, ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Newcomer – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

Jack Carroll (Bobby Crawford), ‘Coronation Street’

Francesca Henry (Gina Knight), ‘EastEnders’

Beth Cordingly (Ruby Fox-Milligan), ‘Emmerdale’

Iz Hesketh (Kitty Draper), ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Twist – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

Tim’s alive, ‘Coronation Street’

Peter kills Stephen, ‘Coronation Street’

Cindy’s return, ‘EastEnders’

Keanu’s Christmas Day death, ‘EastEnders’

Aaron’s shock return, ‘Emmerdale’

Who killed Lydia’s rapist?, ‘Emmerdale’

Dilly is Rafe’s wife and Patrick’s daughter, ‘Hollyoaks’

Mercedes’ twins have different dads, ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Young Performer – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

Charlie Wrenshall (Liam Connor), ‘Coronation Street’

Liam McCheyne (Dylan Wilson), ‘Coronation Street’

Ellie Dadd (Amy Mitchell), ‘EastEnders’

Jaden Ladega (Denzel Danes), ‘EastEnders’

Elizabeth Green (Jade Masood), ‘EastEnders’

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor), ‘Emmerdale’

Gabrielle Dowling (Cathy Hope), ‘Emmerdale’

Rebecca Bakes (Angelica King), ‘Emmerdale’

Ela-May Demirican (Leah Barnes), ‘Hollyoaks’

Noah Holdsworth (Noah Holdsworth), ‘Hollyoaks’

Best Episode – Voted for by a panel of soap experts

New Year’s Day, ‘Coronation Street’

Paul and Billy wedding, ‘Coronation Street’

Christmas Day, ‘EastEnders’

George confronts Eddie, ‘EastEnders’

Cliff-top crash, ‘Emmerdale’

Tom and Belle’s wedding, ‘Emmerdale’

Worlds Collide, ‘Hollyoaks’