Irish acting talent Emmett J. Scanlan, Keith Duffy and Bronagh Waugh have all received nominations for this year’s Inside Soap Awards. The shortlist of nominees has been cut down to four potential candidates per category, with Emmett J. Scanlan being twice nominated for Best Actor and Best Newcomer.
Scanlan has already received a slew of acting awards this year, including Villain of the year and Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards in May for his role as Brendan Brady in ‘Hollyoaks’ and Best Film Actor at the ECU European Independent Film Festival in April, for his role Terry McMahon’s ‘Charlie Casanova’. Scanlon faces competition from Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) of ‘Coronation Street’, Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) of ‘Eastenders’ and Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy) of ‘Emmerdale’ for the Best Actor Title.
Scanlan’s on screen sister Bronagh Waugh has also received a nomination for her performance as Cheryl Brady in ‘Hollyoaks’. The Northern Irish actress has been nominated in the category of Funniest Performance, Bronagh Waugh is joined by Patti Clare (Mary Taylor) of ‘Coronation Street’ and Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) and Gilllian Wright (Jean Slater) of ‘Eastenders’.
‘Coronation Street’ regular Keith Duffy has scooped a nomination for ‘Sexiest Male’ (woooo!) for his role as Ciaran McCarthy in the long-running soap. The Inside Soap Award Ceremony will take place on September 26th.