2008 British Soap Awards – Final Shortlist

Decided by the Panel, here are the final four nominees for each category:

Best Comedy Performance 
Coronation Street: Katherine Kelly (Becky Granger)
Coronation Street: Maggie Jones (Blanche Hunt)
EastEnders: Cheryl Fergison (Heather Trott)
Emmerdale: Charlie Hardwick (Val Lambert)

Best Dramatic Performance
Coronation Street: Jack P. Shepherd (David Platt)
EastEnders: Jo Joyner (Tanya Branning)
Emmerdale: Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas)
Hollyoaks: Emma Rigby (Hannah Ashworth)

Spectacular Scene Of The Year
Doctors: George and Nick’s car crash
EastEnders: The Landrover rolls into the lake
Hollyoaks: Claire drives her car off a cliff
Hollyoaks: Justin run over

Best Dramatic Performance From A Young Actor Or Actress
Coronation Street: Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster)
EastEnders: Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown)
Emmerdale: Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle)
Hollyoaks: Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham)

Best Single Episode
Doctors: Tread Softly/Up Close and Personal
EastEnders: Christmas
Emmerdale: Daniel’s Death
Hollyoaks: The Revelation

Best Exit
EastEnders: Sophie Thompson (Stella Crawford)
Emmerdale: Peter Martin (Len Reynolds)
Hollyoaks: Guy Burnet (Craig Dean)
Hollyoaks: Gemma Bissix (Clare Cunningham)

Best Newcomer
Coronation Street: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)
EastEnders: Stephen Lord (Jase Dyer)
EastEnders: Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell)
Hollyoaks: Nico Mirallegro (Barry ‘Newt’ Newton)

Best On-Screen Partnership
Coronation Street: David Neilson (Roy Cropper) & Katherine Kelly (Becky Granger )
EastEnders: Cheryl Fergison (Heather Trott) & Linda Henry (Shirley Carter)
EastEnders: Samantha Janus (Ronnie Mitchell) & Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell)
Hollyoaks: Matt Littler (Max Cunningham) & Darren Jon Jeffries (Sam OB O’Brien)

Best Storyline
Doctors: Nick in a wheelchair, George’s guilt
EastEnders: Max and Stacey’s affair
Hollyoaks: Hannah’s anorexia
Hollyoaks: John Paul and Craig’s affair

To be announced on the night
Lifetime Achievement Award
Special Achievement Award
Best Soap

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