The British Soap Awards 2019 start at 8pm tonight at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. You can watch the British Soap Awards on ITV  at 8pm or you can stream the ceremony live on the ITV Hub. This is the second time the British Soap Awards have been broadcast live in the shows 21-year history.

Can you vote in the British Soap Awards?

Unfortunately, soap fans can no longer vote in the British Soap Awards 2019.

The opportunity to vote closed last Friday (May, 24).

The public was able to vote in three categories: best actor, best actress and best British soap.

Here’ a look at the nominees for the three categories that were open to the public:


Best Actor

  • Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale – Hollyoaks)
  • Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle – Emmerdale)
  • Jack P Shepherd  (David Platt – Coronation Street)
  • Danny Dyer (Mick Carter – EastEnders)
  • Zack Morris (Keegan Baker – EastEnders)

Best Actress

  • Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor – East Enders) 
  • Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen – Hollyoaks)
  • Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle – Emmerdale)
  • Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby – Hollyoaks)
  • Alison King (Carla Connor – Coronation Street)

Best British Soap

  • Hollyoaks
  • Emmerdale
  • EastEnders
  • Doctors
  • Coronation Street

Since 1999, Eastenders has won the Best British soap 11 times.

They are followed by Coronation Street which has won six times.

Emmerdale has won twice and Hollyoaks has won once.

The other categories decided by an expert panel are:

  • The Villain of the Year
  • Best Female Dramatic Performance
  • Best Male Dramatic Performance
  • Best Comedy Performance
  • Best Young Actor
  • Scene of the Year
  • Best On-screen Partnership
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Storyline
  • Best Single Episode

The panel also have the final say on the two special achievements awards, who nominees have not been released to the public.

When does the British Soap Awards 2019 start?

The British Soap Awards starts tonight at 8pm on ITV.

The ceremony will air from 8pm until 10pm on ITV and the ITV Hub.

If you happen to miss the ceremony, you can catch up on the ITV Hub shortly after it has finished airing on TV.

Philip Schofield will once against host the ceremony.

The British Soap Awards 2019 starts at 8pm on ITV

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