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NTA 2013 nominations announced

The shortlist for the 18th National Television Awards has been revealed and voting is now open.

There are a lot of familiar nominees on this year’s shortlist as well as debut nominations for The Great British Bake-Off and The Voice UKStrictly Come Dancing and The X Factor will face-off once again in the Talent category and will face stiff competition fromDancing On Ice and The Voice UK.

Dermot O’Leary will present the ceremony and is also nominated in the Entertainment Presenter category. Could he pick up the award this year?

In recognition of London 2012, the Awards will also be celebrating legacy and heritage. The NTA’s are paying homage to the UK’s greatest Olympic team in over 100 years, and a sizzling summer of sport that saw record TV audiences captivated by Olympic and Paralympic events, the National Television Awards will present a Landmark Award to honour key members of London 2012. To accompany this exclusive presentation, organisers called on the public late last year to submit the London 2012 moment that shone most brightly for them. A selection of these moments have been hand-picked, and will form a video montage to be played on the night of the ceremony.

A new category this year reflecting the public appetite for thought-provoking programming has also been introduced – the new Documentary Series category features natural history shows Frozen Planet and Planet Earth.

Find out how to vote and more information about the awards at

On the 23rd January the winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at London’s O2 Arena. Find out who has been nominated in which category:

Factual Entertainment

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
The Apprentice
The Great British Bake Off
Top Gear

Comedy Panel Show

Have I Got News For You
Mock The Week
Would I Lie To You?


Doctor Who
Downton Abbey

Drama Performance Male

Benedict Cumberbatch  (Sherlock)
Daniel Mays  (Mrs Biggs)
Colin Morgan  (Merlin)
Matt Smith  (Doctor Who)

Talent Show

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

Drama Performance Female

Karen Gillan  (Doctor Who)
Miranda Hart  (Call The Midwife)
Suranne Jones  (Scott & Bailey)
Sheridan Smith  (Mrs Biggs)

Situation Comedy

Absolutely Fabulous
Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Big Bang Theory

Documentary Series

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Frozen Planet
One Born Every Minute
Planet Earth Live

Serial Drama

Coronation Street

Serial Drama Performance

Alan Halsall  (Coronation Street)
Michelle Keegan  (Coronation Street)
Emmett J. Scanlan  (Hollyoaks)
Adam Woodyatt  (EastEnders)


Come Dine With Me
The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show
This Morning


Liam Fox (Emmerdale)
Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street)
Joseph Thompson (Hollyoaks)
David Witts (EastEnders)

Entertainment Programme

Alan Carr: Chatty Man
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
The Only Way Is Essex

Entertainment Presenter

Alan Carr
Ant & Dec
Keith Lemon
Dermot O’Leary

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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