Fresh off the back of news that Pat ButcherEvans is to meet her maker thanks to a blazing inferno (mainly centred around the B&B) on Christmas day, we have been furnished with the Inside Soap Awards nominations. Has 63-year-old Pam St Clement been nominated for anything after her 25 years on EastEnders? Not by the looks of things.

Both Pauline Quirke and Danny Miller have been nominated for their assisted suicide storyline in Emmerdale. Oh, here's some good news, Bill Tarmey's been nominated for "Best Exit" for his death on Corrie last year (if Lacey Turner's exit wins that's a crime), so maybe there'll be glimmer of hope for Pam next year.

The awards, voted for by readers of Inside Soap, will be doled out in London on September 26th. Readers still harbouring an urge to vote can do so at

To see last year's winners and red carpet gallery, shimmy over here. Since today isn't exactly rife with news, I'm going to highlight who should win (not necessarily who will win, mind) in italics.

Best Actor
Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, 'Coronation Street')
Scott Maslen (Jack Branning, 'EastEnders')
Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, 'Emmerdale')
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Actress
Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald, 'Coronation Street')
Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon, 'EastEnders')
Pauline Quirke (Hazel Rhodes, 'Emmerdale')

Claire Cooper (Jacqui Ashworth, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Young Actor
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, 'Coronation Street')
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, 'EastEnders')
Joe-Warren Plant (Jacob 'Can I've a Packet of Crisps?' Gallagher, 'Emmerdale')
Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Newcomer
Paula Lane (Kylie Platt, 'Coronation Street')
Steve John Shepherd (Michael Moon, 'EastEnders')
Pauline Quirke (Hazel Rhodes, 'Emmerdale')
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, 'Hollyoaks')

Funniest Performance
Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, 'Coronation Street')
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, 'EastEnders')
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, 'EastEnders')
Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl Brady, 'Hollyoaks')

Sexiest Male
Keith Duffy (Ciaran McCarthy, 'Coronation Street') Thus proving how deprived we are of male eye fodder in Corry.
Scott Maslen (Jack Branning, 'EastEnders')
Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, 'Emmerdale')
Danny Mac (Dodger Savage, 'Hollyoaks')

Sexiest Female
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, 'Coronation Street') - Michelle wins every year, that's why I'm going with Tanya.
Jo Joyner (Tanya Jessop, 'EastEnders')
Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden, 'Emmerdale')
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Exit
Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth, 'Coronation Street')
Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning, 'EastEnders')
Marc Silcock (Jackson Walsh, 'Emmerdale')
Carley Stenson (Steph Roach, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Wedding
Roy and Hayley Cropper ('Coronation Street')
Tamwar Masood and Afia Khan ('EastEnders')
Chas Dingle and Carl King ('Emmerdale')
Gilly Roach and Steph Cunningham ('Hollyoaks')

Best Dramatic Performance
Jane Danson (Leanne's wedding to Peter, live episode, 'Coronation Street')
Steve McFadden (Phil on drugs, 'EastEnders') Unintentionally hilarious. Intentionally gross.
Danny Miller (Jackson's choice, 'Emmerdale')
Kieron Richardson (Ste's domestic abuse, 'Hollyoaks')

Best Daytime Soap
'Home and Away'

Best Daytime Star - no idea, I don't watch any of these...
Matthew Chambers (Dr Daniel Granger, 'Doctors')
Esther Anderson (Charlie Buckton, 'Home and Away')
Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi, 'Neighbours')
Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy, 'Neighbours')

Best Drama
'Holby City'
'Waterloo Road'

Best Soap
'Coronation Street'
'Emmerdale' 'Cause it NEVER wins, and it's one of the few soaps I don't have to mute at various points while viewing.