The longlist for the Inside Soap Awards 2016 have been revealed.

Voting opens at 10am today (June 21) via the form in the magazine or on Inside Soap’s website. Voting closes at 5pm on August 15 for all categories except for Best Soap.

On September 27, there will be a final four nominations announced per category, but there will be no second round of voting. Voting for Best Soap ends at 12pm on October 3, the day of the Inside Soap Awards 2016.

The full list of nominations is below:

David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street)
Ben Price (Nick Tilsley, Coronation Street)
Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street)
James Bye (Martin Fowler, EastEnders)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell, EastEnders)
John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, Emmerdale)
Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale)
Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Kai Owen (Pete Buchanan, Hollyoaks)
Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)
Greg Wood (Trevor Royle, Hollyoaks)

Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby, Coronation Street)
Paula Lane (Kylie Platt, Coronation Street)
Tina O’Brien (Sarah Platt, Coronation Street)
Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders)
Letitia Dean (Sharon Mitchell, EastEnders)
Lacey Turner (Stacey Fowler, EastEnders)
Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas, Emmerdale)
Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, Emmerdale)
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Anna Passey (Sienna Bradley, Hollyoaks)
Tamara Wall (Grace Black, Hollyoaks)

Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Bradley, Coronation Street)
Annette Badland (‘Aunt’ Babe Smith, EastEnders)
Ellen Thomas (Claudette Hubbard, EastEnders)
Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)
Gillian Kearney (Emma Barton, Emmerdale)
Lysette Anthony (Marnie Nightingale, Hollyoaks)
Persephone Swales-Dawson (Nico Bradley, Hollyoaks)

Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw, Coronation Street)
Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)
Eliot Carrington (Bobby Beale, EastEnders)
Jack Derges (Andy Flynn, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)
Greg Wood (Trevor Royle, Hollyoaks)

Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, Coronation Street)
Sally Dynevor (Sally Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)
Carli Norris (Belinda Peacock, EastEnders)
Samantha Giles (Bernice White, Emmerdale)
Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, Emmerdale)
Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Tamara Wall (Grace Black, Hollyoaks)

Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed, EastEnders)
Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)
Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Ross Adams (Scott Drinkwater, Hollyoaks)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

BEST NEWCOMER (First appearance on or after July 14 2015)
Liam Bairstow (Alex Warner, Coronation Street)
Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)
Shaheen Jafargholi (Shakil Kazemi, EastEnders)
Tilly Keeper (Louise Mitchell, EastEnders)
Isobel Steele (Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale)
Jonathan Wrather (Pierce Harris, Emmerdale)
Rachel Adedeji (Lisa Loveday, Hollyoaks)
Richard Linnell (Alfie Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR (Aged 17 or under on 20 June 2016)
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Coronation Street)
Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Abbie Knowles (Amy Mitchell, EastEnders)
Bleu Landau (Dennis Rickman, EastEnders)
Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)
Isobel Steele (Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale)
Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham, Hollyoaks)
Ruby O’Donnell (Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

Dean Fagan (Luke Britton, Coronation Street)
Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Charlie Clapham (Freddie Roscoe, Hollyoaks)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Faye Brookes (Kate Connor, Coronation Street)
Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor, Coronation Street)
Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)
Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean, EastEnders)
Gemma Atkinson (Carly Hope, Emmerdale)
Amy Walsh (Tracy Shankley, Emmerdale)
Amanda Clapham (Holly Roscoe, Hollyoaks)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)

BEST PARTNERSHIP (Can be awarded to either a romantic pairing or an on-screen double act)
Sally Dynevor & Joe Duttine (Sally & Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
David Neilson & Melanie Hill (Roy Cropper & Cathy Matthews, Coronation Street)
James Bye & Lacey Turner (Martin & Stacey Fowler, EastEnders)
Harry Reid & Jonny Labey (Ben Mitchell & Paul Coker, EastEnders)
Ryan Hawley & Danny Miller (Robert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale)
Nicola Wheeler & Nick Miles (Nicola & Jimmy King, Emmerdale)
Richard Linnell & Kassius Nelson (Alfie Nightingale & Jade Albright, Hollyoaks)
Tamara Wall and Greg Wood (Grace Black & Trevor Royle, Hollyoaks)

BEST SHOW-STOPPER (Awarded to a specific scene or episode that had the audience gripped)
Carla’s exit/Callum’s body dug up (Coronation Street)
The live episode (Coronation Street)
Peggy’s death (EastEnders)
Stacey being sectioned (EastEnders)
Flashback episode to Robert’s shooting (Emmerdale)
Wedding day helicopter crash (Emmerdale)
Lindsey’s final showdown with Silas (Hollyoaks)
Roscoes in the river (Hollyoaks)

BEST SHOCK TWIST (Awarded to a plot reveal or revelation that had the audience gasping)
Carla mows down Cathy! (Coronation Street)
Kylie kills Callum! (Coronation Street)
Bobby attacks Jane & confesses all! (EastEnders)
Pam meets Christine! (EastEnders)
Ross is alive! (Emmerdale)
Val dies in the hall of mirrors! (Emmerdale)
Silas returns! (Hollyoaks)
Trevor is murdered by Nico! (Hollyoaks)

Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Sean Ward (Callum Logan, Coronation Street)
Maddy Hill & Himesh Patel (Nancy Carter & Tamwar Masood, EastEnders)
Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell, EastEnders)
Charlie Hardwick (Val Pollard, Emmerdale)
Shirley Stelfox (Edna Birch, Emmerdale
Sophie Austin (Lindsey Roscoe, Hollyoaks)
Greg Wood (Trevor Royle, Hollyoaks)

Amanda Mealing (Connie Beauchamp, Casualty)
Sunetra Sarker (Zoe Hanna, Casualty)
Derek Thompson (Charlie Fairhead, Casualty)
Richard Winsor (Caleb Knight, Casualty)
David Ames (Dominic Copeland, Holby City)
Camilla Arfwedson (Zosia March, Holby City)
Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor, Holby City)
Rob Ostlere (Arthur Digby, Holby City)

Charlie’s near-death experience (Casualty)
Connie & Jacob’s romance (Casualty)
Ethan & Cal meet their mum (Casualty)
Arthur’s death (Holby City)
Fletch saves the day! (Holby City)
Zosia & Ollie’s romance (Holby City)

Home and Away

Adam Astill (Anthony Harker, Doctors)
Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe, Doctors)
Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors)
Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)
George Mason (Martin ‘Ash’ Ashford, Home and Away)
Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts, Home and Away)
Alec Snow (Matt Page, Home and Away)
Bonnie Sveen (Ricky Sharpe, Home and Away)
Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese Willis, Neighbours)
Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy, Neighbours)
Scott McGregor (Mark Brennan, Neighbours)
Olympia Valance (Paige Smith, Neighbours)

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Hollyoaks are set to launch a powerful new mental health storyline for Alfie Nightingale as he starts hearing a voice and is diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder.

The teenager has been struggling to cope with life since the loss of his soulmate Jade Albright and his loved ones started to fear that he was exhibiting odd behaviour when he worked on a robot to replace Jade.

But in coming weeks, when a voice in Alfie’s head starts communicating with him and ordering him to do things, it becomes clear that things are extremely serious. And Hollyoaks has been working with the charity Mind to ensure that it represents the condition with sensitivity and accuracy.

The storyline, which will form part of the soap’s award-winning #DontFilterFeelings campaign

In episodes due to air at the beginning of April, Alfie will freak out when a voice in his head tells him not to trust his family and when he tries to ignore it and goes stargazing with Ellie, he is continuously plagued by the voice which is warning him off.

It is just the beginning of a difficult journey for Alfie who will be given the diagnosis, which involves patients experiencing psychotic symptoms not dissimilar to schizophrenia and the mood symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Richard Linnell who plays Alfie said: ‘I feel deeply honoured to have been trusted with such a strong and complex story for Alfie. We’ve been working closely with both Mind, and talking to people who have been kind enough to share their personal experiences of the condition.

‘It’s going to be a tumultuous road ahead for Alfie and in telling a deeply truthful, powerful story we hope to continue to break down the stigmas surrounding mental health as a whole.’

A spokesperson for Mind added: ‘We are so pleased that Hollyoaks are tackling the mental health condition Schizoaffective Disorder and have enjoyed working with them over many months. We know that when done well soap storylines can have a really positive affect on a huge audience, changing attitudes and encouraging people to seek help.’

As part of the #DontFilterFeelings campaign, which has included other storylines such as Scott’s depression and Lily’s self harm, Hollyoaks also sought the help and advice of mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin, who helped to create the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary Stranger On A Bridge.

He said: ‘It was a real privilege to work with Hollyoaks on this storyline. The soap has done fantastic work in increasing understanding and reducing stigma attached to mental health issues in the past. The team I worked with were wonderful.

‘I really hope this storyline will make an impact on public perception of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, which has for too long been misconceived and feared. I’m so pleased Hollyoaks have been brave and bold enough to tackle this sensitive subject.’

The storyline kicks off on Wednesday 4th April at 7pm on E4.


Hollyoaks bosses are planning a sexual abuse storyline for show newcomers Ollie Morgan and Buster Smith.

A dark new plot will see football coach Buster abuse his position of power to groom Ollie, who was introduced as Luke Morgan’s teenage son two months ago.

Brody reacted with hostility when Damon’s dad Buster showed up in the village after Maggie’s death which implies that he may have been a previous victim of the manipulative football coach.

Up until now, Buster has settled into the village well, setting up sporting opportunities for youngsters and embarking on a romance with Marnie Nightingale. But his true colours will be revealed when he takes advantage of his position of power.

When he starts opening up to Buster about problems at home, Buster will start to groom him in secret and Hollyoaks are working with Survivors Manchester to ensure that the difficult story is tackled in the correct and appropriate way.

The Hollyoaks team have been working closely with the Survivors Manchester charity while creating this storyline. The charity previously consulted on John Paul McQueen’s male rape story in 2014.

Duncan Craig from Survivors Manchester said: ‘It is once again an absolute pleasure to be working with Hollyoaks on another hugely important storyline that is so topical and relevant. Working with producers, researchers, script writers and the cast, we have been able to develop a story that is rooted firmly in the present day and will show the intricacies of grooming and the difficulty in speaking out as a young male.

‘The team at Hollyoaks has again 100% committed to working with us to ensuring the male survivor sat at home watching the story will feel he is understood, as a survivor led organisation, this is important part of this work.’

Aedan Duckworth who plays Ollie, added: ‘It’s a privilege to have been given this challenging storyline for Ollie. To ensure I accurately depict Ollie’s situation I have had guidance from Survivor’s Manchester and support and advice from Gary Lucy during the filming process.

‘I hope to continue to raise awareness around this subject and encourage those who may have found themselves in a similar situation, to reach out and seek the support they deserve.’

Meanwhile, show boss Bryan Kirkwood commented: ‘While the backdrop of this story is football, the issue itself is far broader and we hope it will encourage all children and young adults to speak out if they ever find themselves in Ollie’s situation.

‘As with all our issue stories we want to encourage parents to open a dialogue within the home about subjects that are difficult to talk about. We are in a unique position of being able to talk to a bright and engaged audience about important issues without lecturing them.’

Hollyoaks will launch the story on April 16 on E4, as Buster starts to get close to Ollie and Brody confides in Luke’s ex-wife Scarlett about his own past.