Inside Soap Awards 2023 final shortlist confirmed as stars battle to win gongs

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    The Inside Soap Awards is returning next week and the top four nominees in each category have now been announced.

    Soaps such as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will battle it out to take home the prestigious gongs as the most popular performances and storylines are honoured at the awards, run by Inside Soap Magazine.

    15 awards will be presented, including Best Actor and Actress, Best Storyline as well as Best Villain, while two special trophies will also be handed out.

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    Soap Superstar of 2023 will be awarded to the person who has "performed above and beyond the call of duty this year", while the Outstanding Achievement Award will honour one star's long-term contribution to their soap.

    The star-studded ceremony will take place on Monday (September 25), with the winners being announced at 6pm. EastEnders and Emmerdale were the top performing soaps last year, taking home five and four awards respectively.

    But which soap will be coming out on top next year? Take a look at the nominees in each category for the 2023 Inside Soap Awards:

    Best Actress

    Charlotte Jordan (Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street)

    Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders)

    Claire King (Kim Tate, Emmerdale)

    Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks)

    Best Actor

    Ryan Prescott (Ryan Connor, Coronation Street)

    Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown, EastEnders)

    Dominic Brunt (Paddy Dingle, Emmerdale)

    Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox, Hollyoaks)

    Best Villain

    Todd Boyce (Stephen Reid, Coronation Street)

    William Ellis (Theo Hawthorne, EastEnders)

    William Ash (Caleb Miligan, Emmerdale)

    Angus Castle-Doughty (Eric Foster, Hollyoaks)

    Best Comedic Performance

    Maureen Lipman (Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)

    Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)

    Samantha Giles (Bernice Blackstock, Emmerdale)

    Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen, Hollyoaks)

    Best Newcomer

    Channique Sterling-Brown (Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street)

    Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater, EastEnders)

    Lewis Cope (Nicky Miligan, Emmerdale)

    Jon-Paul Bell (Beau Ramsey, Hollyoaks)

    Best Partnership

    David Neilson & Maureen Lipman (Roy Cropper & Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)

    Balvinder Sopal & Heather Peace (Suki Panesar & Eve Unwin, EastEnders)

    Dominic Brunt & Mark Charnock (Paddy Dingle & Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

    Anna Passey & Matthew James Bailey (Sienna Blake & Ethan Williams, Hollyoaks)

    Best Young Performer

    Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street)

    Isabella Brown (Lexi Pearce, EastEnders)

    Alfie Clarke (Arthur Thomas, Emmerdale)

    Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello, Hollyoaks)

    Best Family

    The Platts (Coronation Street)

    The Trueman-Fox-Brannings (EastEnders)

    The Dingles (Emmerdale)

    The McQueens (Hollyoaks)

    Best Storyline

    Daisy's stalker / acid attack (Coronation Street)

    Loving and losing Lola (EastEnders)

    Paddy's suicidal thoughts (Emmerdale)

    Juliet's cancer battle (Hollyoaks)

    Best Showstopper

    Acid attack (Coronation Street)

    Cindy Beale: back from the dead! (EastEnders)

    The storm / 50th anniversary (Emmerdale)

    Maxine's long walk home (Hollyoaks)

    Best Daytime Star

    Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

    Kia Pegg (Scarlett Kiernan, Doctors)

    Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson, Home and Away)

    Matt Evans (Theo Poulos, Home and Away)

    Best Drama Star

    Charles Venn (Jacob Masters, Casualty)

    Nigel Harman (Max Cristie, Casualty)

    Adam Thomas (Donte Charles, Waterloo Road)

    Kym Marsh (Nicky Walters, Waterloo Road)

    Best Soap

    Coronation Street




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    Speaking ahead of the awards, Inside Soap's executive editor, Gary Gillatt, said: "2023 has proven a battle royale between especially hard-hitting storylines; from Lola's tragic demise in EastEnders to the shocking acid attack in Coronation Street, and Paddy's battle with depression in Emmerdale to Maxine's terrifying walk into the night in Hollyoaks."

    He added: "As ever – all life is here, but only the very best will prevail!"

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    • Inside Soap Awards
    • Emmerdale
    • Coronation Street
    • Hollyoaks
    • Eastenders

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