James joined the cast of the Channel 4 show earlier this year as police detective Ryan Knight and has been nominated in the category of Most Popular Newcomer.
Duncan will face off against other soap favourites including Tilly Keeper (Eastenders), Lloyd Everitt (Casualty) and Faye Brooks (Coronation Street).
Voting has now opened for all short listed nominees. You can vote for your favourites here.
The awards will take place on 25th January in London’s O2 Arena and will be hosted by Dermot O’Leary.