Coronation Street star could scoop Best Actress gong at British Soap Awards 2016

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Coronation Street star could scoop Best Actress gong at British Soap Awards 2016

'Coronation Street's Alison King is in the running to scoop Best Actress at this year's British Soap Awards.

The 43-year-old actress is set to bow out of the soap later this month after portraying Carla Connor on the cobbles for the last 10 years, and she certainly looks set to go out with a bang as she's been nominated to nab the hot prize at the forthcoming ceremony.

However, the brunette beauty will have to fight off some stiff competition if she has any chance of bagging the trophy as she's up against EastEnders' Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning) and Rakhee Thakrar (Shabnam Masood).

Alison King

'Emmerdale' star Lucy Parteger (Chas Dingle) and Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen) have also managed to crawl their way into the hot category.

And it's not just the ladies hoping to scoop accolades at the glitzy ceremony as EastEnders' Danny Dyer, who plays loveable rogue Mick Carter, is nominated for the Best Actor gong alongside 'Coronation Street' actor Jack P Shepherd (David Platt), 'Hollyoaks' stars Charlie Clapham (Freddie Roscoe) and Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay), and 'Emmerdale's Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy).

'Coronation Street's Shayne Ward, who plays factory hunk Aidan Connor, is up for Best Newcomer, while 'Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe) is up for Best Comedy Performance alongside EastEnders' Tameka Empson, who portrays ditzy Kim Fox-Hubbard, in the same category.

The glitzy ceremony, which will be presented by Phillip Schofield, will take place at London's Hackney Empire on May 28.

The full nomination list of this year's British Soap Awards is as follows:

Best British Soap:

'Coronation Street'





Best Actor:

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

Charlie Clapham ('Hollyoaks' - Freddie Roscoe)

Danny Dyer ('EastEnders' - Mick Carter)

Danny Miller ('Emmerdale' Aaron Livesy)

Kieron Richardson ('Hollyoaks' - Ste Hay)

Best Actress:

Alison King ('Coronation Street' - Carla Connor)

Lacey Turner ('EastEnders' - Stacey Branning)

Rakhee Thakrar ('EastEnders' - Shabnam Masood)

Lucy Pargeter ('Emmerdale' - Chas Dingle)

Jennifer Metcalfe ('Hollyoaks' - Mercedes McQueen)

Villain of the Year:

Connor McIntyre ('Coronation Street' - Pat Phelan)

Adam Astill ('Doctors' - Anthony Harker)

Ellen Thomas ('EastEnders' - Claudette Hubbard)

Ryan Hawley ('Emmerdale' - Robert Sugden)

Sophie Austin ('Hollyoaks' - Lindsey Roscoe)

Best Comedy Performance:

Patti Clare ('Coronation Street' - Mary Taylor)

Sarah Moyle ('Doctors' - Valerie Pitman)

Tameka Empson ('EastEnders' - Kim Fox-Hubbard)

Matthew Wolfenden ('Emmerdale' - David Metcalfe)

Ross Adams ('Hollyoaks' - Scott Drinkwell)

Best Newcomer:

Shayne Ward ('Coronation Street' - Aidan Connor)

Bharti Patel ('Doctors' Ruhma Hanif)

Bonnie Langford ('EastEnders' - Carmel Kazemi)

Isobel Steele ('Emmerdale' - Liv Flaherty)

Duayne Boachie ('Hollyoaks' - Zack Loveday)

Best Storyline:

'Coronation Street': Callum's Reign of Terror & Sarah's Baby

'Doctors': Treehouse

'EastEnders': Stacey's Postpartum Psychosis

'Emmerdale': Aaron's Abuse

'Hollyoaks': The McQueens' Cycle of Abuse

Best Single Episode:

'Coronation Street': Live Episode

'Doctors': The Heart of England

'EastEnders': Shabnam's stillbirth

'Emmerdale': Aftermath of Village Hall explosion

'Hollyoaks': Patrick Blake's right to die decision

Best Male Dramatic Performance:

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

Adrian Lewis Morgan ('Doctors' - Dr Jimmi Clay)

Steve McFadden ('EastEnders' - Phil Mitchell)

Danny Miller ('Emmerdale' - Aaron Livesy)

Jeremy Sheffield ('Hollyoaks' - Patrick Blake)

Best Female Dramatic Performance:

Tina O'Brien ('Coronation Street' - Sarah Platt)

Sarah Moyle ('Doctors' - Valerie Pitman)

Lacey Turner ('EastEnders' - Stacey Branning)

Charlotte Bellamy ('Emmerdale' - Laurel Thomas)

Zoe Lucker ('Hollyoaks' - Reenie McQueen)

Best On-Screen Partnership:

'Coronation Street': Sally Dynevor & Joe Duttine (Sally Webster & Tim Metcalfe)

'Doctors': Dido Miles & Ian Kelsey (Dr Emma Reid & Dr Howard Bellamy)

'EastEnders': Danny Dyer & Kellie Bright (Mick & Linda Carter)

'Emmerdale': Danny Miller & Ryan Hawley (Aaron Livesy & Robert Sugden)

'Hollyoaks': Ashley Taylor Dawson & Jessica Fox (Darren & Nancy Fox)

Best Young Performance:

Elle Mulvaney ('Coronation Street' - Amy Barlow)

Grace ('EastEnders' - Janet Mitchell)

Amelia Flanagan ('Emmerdale' - April Windsor)

Ruby O'Donnell ('Hollyoaks' - Peri Lomax)

Scene of the Year:

'Coronation Street': Callum's death

'Doctors': Valerie leaves Barry at the altar

'EastEnders': Mick and Linda finally get married

'Emmerdale': Val's death

'Hollyoaks': Nico kills Patrick