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Emmerdale Stars on Awards List


Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke

Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke

Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke

Emmerdale actors Pauline Quirke and Danny Miller - who were at the heart of a controversial assisted suicide storyline in the soap - have been shortlisted for a string of gongs at this year's Inside Soap Awards.

Viewers saw their characters, Hazel Rhodes and Aaron Livesy, being asked to help end the life of Jackson Walsh, played by Marc Silcock, after he was left paralysed in an accident.

Pauline and Danny are up for the best actress and best actor award respectively while the storyline is nominated for best exit alongside Coronation Street veteran Bill Tarmey's last scenes as Jack Duckworth.

Pauline is also shortlisted for best newcomer while Danny is nominated for best dramatic performance.

In the best actress category, Quirke faces competition from Claire Cooper, who plays Jacqui Ashworth in Hollyoaks, EastEnders' Jessie Wallace, who plays Queen Vic landlady Kat Moon, and Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly whose character, Becky McDonald, is due to leave the soap early next year.

The other nominations for best actor are Chris Gascoyne, who is Coronation Street's Peter Barlow, Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning in EastEnders, and Emmett J Scanlan, who plays Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks.

The awards, voted for by readers of Inside Soap, are handed out in a ceremony in London on September 26.

The magazine's editor, Steven Murphy, said: "The storylines over the last year have been some of the most exciting and dramatic we've ever seen in soapland, and we're looking forward to revealing the winners at this year's ceremony. Remember, you can still vote for Best Soap on our website."

Readers who still want to vote can do so at www.insidesoap.co.uk