National Television Awards shortlist announced


The nominees of the 2014 National Television Awards have been announced.

The National Television Awards are nominated by the public, with an initial round of voting, before a final list from which the winners are voted on.

The short list includes some fan favourite shows and actors, including David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Downton Abbey and Pointless. Ant and Dec are nominated for the Entertainment Presenter prize, an award that they have picked up for the last twelve consecutive years.

The National Television Awards are presented by Dermot O’Leary, with the ceremony airing on ITV from 7:30pm, 22nd January 2014.

You can cast your vote here. Voting closes midday 22nd January.

The Awards Shortlist:

Serial Drama
Coronation Street

Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Big Bang Theory

Call The Midwife
Downton Abbey
Doctor Who

Drama Performance
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Matt Smith, Doctor Who
Martin Clunes, Doc Martin
Miranda Hart, Call The Midwife

TV Detective
David Tennant, Broadchurch
Olivia Colman, Broadchurch
Idris Elba, Luther
Bradley Walsh, Law and Order
Suranne Jones, Scott and Bailey
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Talent Show
The X Factor
Strictly Come Dancing
Britain’s Got Talent
Dancing On Ice
The Voice

Factual Entertainment
The Great British Bake Off
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
An Idiot Abroad
Top Gear

The Chase
This Morning
The Jeremy Kyle Show

Khali Best, EastEnders
Michelle Hardwick, Emmerdale
Marc Baylis, Coronation Street
Anna Passey, Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance
David Neilson, Coronation Street
Julie Hesmondhalgh, Coronation Street
Jessie Wallace, EastEnders
Michelle Keegan, Coronation Street

Documentary Series
Educating Yorkshire
Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain
Penguins – Spy in the Huddle
Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald

Entertainment Programme
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Juice
The Graham Norton Show

Entertainment Presenter
Dermot O’Leary
Ant & Dec
Keith Lemon
Alan Carr
Graham Norton


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