Inside Soap Awards 2012 Nominations: Stars Turn Out To Celebrate At Launch Party (PICTURES)

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Catherine Tyldesley and Kym Marsh arriving at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards Launch Party | PA

The long-list of nominations for this year's Inside Soap Awards have been revealed and last night the stars of soap world turned out to celebrate at a launch party in Manchester.

Take a look at who's in the running for a gong (or multiple gongs) this year and check out all the pictures from the night below...

Nominations

Best Actor
Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth, Coronation Street)
Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street)
Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell, EastEnders)
Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Jake Wood (Max Branning, EastEnders)
Steve Halliwell (Zak Dingle, Emmerdale)
John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, Emmerdale)
Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale)
Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Best Actress
Jane Danson (Leanne Barlow, Coronation Street)
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Linda Henry (Shirley Carter, EastEnders)
Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon, EastEnders)
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders)
Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas, Emmerdale)
Lucy Pargeter (Chastity Dingle, Emmerdale)
Natalie J Robb (Moira Barton, Emmerdale)
Karen Hassan (Lynsey Nolan, Hollyoaks)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher, Hollyoaks)
Rachel Shenton (Ann 'Mitzeee' Minniver, Hollyoaks)

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Michelle Keegan who plays Tina McIntyre in Corrie

Best Young Actor
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Coronation Street)
Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Lily Harvey (Shenice Quinn, EastEnders)
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)
Joe-Warren Plant (Jacob Gallagher, Emmerdale)
Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle, Emmerdale)
Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham, Hollyoaks)

Best Newcomer
Lisa George (Beth Tinker, Coronation Street)
Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)
Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale, EastEnders)
Chucky Venn (Ray Dixon, EastEnders)
Gaynor Faye (Megan Macey, Emmerdale)
Gemma Oaten (Rachel Breckle, Emmerdale)
Georgia Bourke (Lacey Kane, Hollyoaks)
Steven Roberts (George Smith, Hollyoaks)

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Funniest Male
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)
Malcolm Hebden (Norris Cole, Coronation Street)
Ricky Norwood (Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb, EastEnders)
Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Rik Makarem (Nikhil Sharma, Emmerdale)
Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)
Joe Tracini (Dennis Savage, Hollyoaks)

Funniest Female
Katy Cavanagh (Julie Carp, Coronation Street)
Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, Coronation Street)
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
Ann Mitchell (Cora Cross, EastEnders)
Lesley Dunlop (Brenda Walker, Emmerdale)
Charlie Hardwick (Val Pollard, Emmerdale)
Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Gemma Merna (Carmel Valentine, Hollyoaks)

Best Bad Boy
Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street)
John Michie (Karl Munro, Coronation Street)
Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning, EastEnders)
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Tom Lister (Carl King, Emmerdale)
Neil Newbon (Simon Walker, Hollyoaks)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Best Bitch
Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Paula Lane (Kylie Platt, Coronation Street)
Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders)
Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale, EastEnders)
Gaynor Faye (Megan Macey, Emmerdale)
Charlie Hardwick (Val Pollard, Emmerdale)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher, Hollyoaks)
Rachel Shenton (Ann 'Mitzeee' Minniver, Hollyoaks)

Sexiest Male
Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth, Coronation Street)
Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw, Coronation Street)
Chucky Venn (Ray Dixon, EastEnders)
David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)
Rik Makarem (Nikhil Sharma, Emmerdale)
Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Danny Mac (Mark 'Dodger' Savage, Hollyoaks)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Sexiest Female
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price, Coronation Street)
Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)
Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell, EastEnders)
Natalie Anderson (Alicia Gallagher, Emmerdale)
Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden, Emmerdale)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher, Hollyoaks)
Rachel Shenton (Ann 'Mitzeee' Minniver, Hollyoaks)

Best Daytime Soap
Doctors
Home and Away
Neighbours

Best Daytime Star
Owen Brenman (Dr Heston Carter, Doctors)
Lu Corfield (Dr Freya Wilson, Doctors)
Simon Rivers (Dr Kevin Tyler, Doctors)
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Dr Zara Carmichael, Doctors)
Rebecca Breeds (Ruby Buckton, Home and Away)
Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton, Home and Away)
Lisa Gormley (Bianca Scott, Home and Away)
Steve Peacocke (Darryl 'Brax' Braxton, Home and Away)
Christopher Milligan (Kyle Canning, Neighbours)
Ryan Moloney (Jarrod 'Toadie' Rebecchi, Neighbours)
Eve Morey (Sonya Mitchell, Neighbours)
Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy, Neighbours)

Best Drama
Casualty
Holby City
Waterloo Road

Best Soap
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Votes can be cast via a form in the latest issue of Inside Soap, which is out on July 10. Fans can also vote by visiting the Inside Soap website.

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