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'Coronation Street' leads British Soap Awards shortlist

Coronation Street has picked up the most nominations on the 2013 British Soap Awards shortlist.

The Weatherfield serial has 18 nods in total, compared to 17 for EastEnders, 16 for Hollyoaks, 14 for Emmerdale and 9 for Doctors.

Coronation Street logo


Coronation Street.

British Soap Awards 2012 Phillip Schofield


British Soap Awards presenter Phillip Schofield.

Organisers today (April 22) revealed the top five choices from the first round of viewer voting in the 'Sexiest Male', 'Sexiest Female', 'Villain of the Year', 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' categories.

Voting for these prizes will now re-open along with the 'Best Soap' category.

Meanwhile, nominations for the panel-voted categories have also been released today.

Here, Digital Spy presents the full shortlist for this year's British Soap Awards:


Chris Fountain as Tommy Duckworth
Sexiest Male
Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth, Coronation Street)
David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)
Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Danny Mac (Dodger Savage, Hollyoaks)
Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)

Sexiest Female
Georgia May Foote (Katy Armstrong, Coronation Street)
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)
Natalie Anderson (Alicia Gallagher, Emmerdale)
Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Jamie Foreman as Derek Branning in EastEnders.
Villain of the Year
Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer, Coronation Street)
Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning, EastEnders)
Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Best Actor
Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)
Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed, EastEnders)
Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Claire Cooper plays Jacqui McQueen
Best Actress
Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape, Coronation Street)
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon, EastEnders)
Nina Wadia (Zainab Khan, EastEnders)
Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best British Soap
Coronation Street


Laura Norton - Emmerdale's Kerry Wyatt
Best Newcomer
Marc Baylis (Rob Donovan, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane (Doctor Al Haskey, Doctors)
Khali Best (Dexter Hartman, EastEnders)
Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, Emmerdale)
Joseph Thompson (Doctor Paul Browning, Hollyoaks)

Best Exit
Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer, Coronation Street)
Lu Corfield (Freya Wilson, Doctors)
Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning, EastEnders)
Tom Lister (Carl King, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Ian Kelsey as Howard Bellamy in Doctors
Best Comedy Performance
Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, Coronation Street)
Ian Kelsey (Howard Bellamy, Doctors)
Ricky Norwood (Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb, EastEnders)
Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best On-Screen Partnership
Jennie McAlpine and Alan Halsall (Fiz Stape and Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)
Matthew Chambers and Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Doctor Daniel Granger and Doctor Zara Carmichael, Doctors)
Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia (Masood Ahmed and Zainab Khan, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter and Dominic Power (Chas Spencer and Cameron Murray, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan and Kieron Richardson (Brendan Brady and Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)

Natalie Gumede
Best Dramatic Performance
Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
Dido Miles (Doctor Emma Reid, Doctors)
Jo Joyner (Tanya Cross, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Spencer, Emmerdale)
Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best Young Performance
Ellie Leach (Faye Windass, Coronation Street)
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)
Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle, Emmerdale)
Ellis Hollins (Tom Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Billy Mitchell's Olympic storyline on EastEnders
Spectacular Scene of the Year
The Rovers fire (Coronation Street)
Julia's car crash (Doctors)
The Olympic torch comes live to Walford (EastEnders)
Cain's clifftop rescue of Zak (Emmerdale)
The bus crash (Hollyoaks)

Best Episode
Kirsty's treachery ends in Tyrone's arrest (Coronation Street)
'The Scales' (Doctors)
The identity of Kat's lover is revealed (EastEnders)
'Emmerdale Live' (Emmerdale)
The bus crash (Hollyoaks)

Steve Halliwell as Zak Dingle in Emmerdale

Steve Halliwell as Zak Dingle

Best Storyline
Kirsty's abuse of Tyrone (Coronation Street)
Sam's assisted suicide (Doctors)
The demise of Derek Branning (EastEnders)
Zak's depression (Emmerdale)
Esther's bullying (Hollyoaks)

Additionally, winners of the 'Special Achievement' and 'Lifetime Achievement' prizes are expected to be announced on the night.

Voting for the viewer categories will remain open via the British Soap Awards website until Friday, May 17 at 3pm.

Digital Spy Soap Scoop video - press play below to watch Amie Parker-Williams reveal gossip on a big ultimatum in Coronation Street, Cameron under pressure in Emmerdale, a shock collapse in EastEnders and happy baby news in Hollyoaks.

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