British Soap Awards 2016 Nominations Long-List Announced

But have your favourite soap stars made the cut?

The long-list of nominees for this year's British Soap Awards have been revealed.

Each of the big five soaps ('EastEnders', 'Coronation Street', 'Emmerdale', 'Hollyoaks' and 'Doctors') have received nods in the Best Soap categories, while 30 stars from across the board have been nominated in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories.

<strong>Phillip Schofield will once again host the British Soap Awards</strong>
Phillip Schofield will once again host the British Soap Awards

The winner of each of the three categories will be voted for by the public, with the others decided by a panel of soap experts.

'EastEnders' actors Rakhee Thakrar (Shabnam Masood) and Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi) are up for Best Actress and Best Actor thanks in part to their work on their emotional stillbirth storyline.

Rakhee will go up against Diane Parrish (Denise Fox) and Lacey Turner, who has been widely praised for her portrayal of Stacey Branning's struggles with postpartum psychosis. Davood has been nominated alongside co-stars Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) and James Bye (Martin Fowler).

<strong>The actors who play EastEnders' Kush, Shabnam, Stacey and Martin have all been nominated</strong>
The actors who play EastEnders' Kush, Shabnam, Stacey and Martin have all been nominated

Voting has already opened on the official British Soap Awards website, and nominees for further categories are expected to be revealed before the event, which takes place at London's Hackney Empire in May.

Take a look at the full long-list for the British Soap Awards 2016 below...

Best Actor

James Bye (Martin Fowler, 'EastEnders')

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, 'EastEnders')

Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, 'EastEnders')

Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, 'Emmerdale')

John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, 'Emmerdale')

Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, 'Coronation Street')

Ben Price (Nick Tilsley, 'Coronation Street')

Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs, 'Coronation Street')

Matthew Chambers (Dr Daniel Granger, 'Doctors')

Owen Brenman (Dr Heston Carter, 'Doctors')

Ian Midlane (Dr Al Haskey, 'Doctors')

Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, 'Hollyoaks')

Charlie Clapham (Freddie Roscoe, 'Hollyoaks')

Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Actress

Diane Parish (Denise Fox, 'EastEnders')

Rakhee Thakrar (Shabnam Masood, 'EastEnders')

Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning, 'EastEnders')

Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, 'Emmerdale')

Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, 'Emmerdale')

Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas, 'Emmerdale')

Alison King (Carla Connor, 'Coronation Street')

Paula Lane (Kylie Platt, 'Coronation Street')

Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, 'Coronation Street')

Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe, 'Doctors')

Jan Pearson (Karen Hollins, 'Doctors')

Laura Rollins (Ayesha Lee, 'Doctors')

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Blake, 'Hollyoaks')

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