Nominations for the National Television Awards have now been announced as voting opens to the public.
Line of Duty is up for an award in the NTA’s 2021 Returning Drama category, plus three nominations on the Drama Performance list, making it the most nominated show of the year.
Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar are all nominated for their roles as Kate Fleming, Steve Arnott and Ted Hastings respectively.
Also up for the top prize in this category is Olly Alexander (also known as singer Years and Years) for his role as Ritchie Tozer in Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin, and David Tennant for his performance as serial killer Dennis Nilsen, in Des.
Both It’s a Sin and Des have also been nominated in the New Drama category, up against Bridgerton and Normal People.
Favourite shows Great British Bake Off and the Great British Sewing Bee will be competing against each other for the NTA’s 2021 Challenge Show category award, while Strictly Come Dancing will be battling The Masked Singer for the Talent Show title.
Both This Morning and Loose Women have been named in the Daytime category while shows including Ricky Gervais' After Life and Friday Night Dinner, which starred the late Paul Ritter, received mentions in the Comedy list.
The special Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award category includes I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. The presenting duo are also up for a joint award in the TV presenter category alongside This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond.
It looks set to be a close year, with tough competition in many categories. This is especially as multiple shows are up for more than one award, with Line of Duty leading the way with four nominations this year.
Results will be announced on Thursday 9 September and you can watch the National Television Awards on ITV and the ITV Hub. The NTAs 2021 will be hosted by comedian Joel Dommett.
National Television Awards 2021 nominations
You can see the full list of the NTA 2021 nominations below and vote for your favourites on the NTA website.
NTA nominations: Challenge Show
The Great British Sewing Bee
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
Great British Bake Off
NTA nominations: New Drama
It’s a Sin
NTA nominations: Talent Show
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Masked Singer
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
NTA nominations: Authored Documentary
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Rob Burrow: My Year with MND
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
NTA nominations: Returning Drama
Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
NTA nominations: TV Presenter
Ant and Dec
NTA nominations: Factual
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
NTA nominations: Drama Performance
Martin Compston – Steve Arnott, Line of Duty
Olly Alexander – Ritchie Tozer, It’s a Sin
Vicky McClure – Kate Fleming, Line of Duty
Adrian Dunbar – Ted Hastings, Line of Duty
David Tennant – Dennis Nilsen, Des
NTA nominations: The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
The Graham Norton Show
NTA nominations: Serial Drama
NTA nominations: Serial Drama Performance
Billy Price – Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks
Sally Carman – Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
Danny Dyer – Mick Carter, Eastenders
Molly Gallagher – Nina Lucas, Coronation Street
NTA nominations: Quiz Game Show
Beat the Chasers
In For a Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
NTA nominations: Newcomer
Jude Riodan – Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street
Olivia D’Lima – Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty
Emile John – Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale
Rose Ayling-Ellis – Frankie Lewis, Eastenders
Rhiannon Clements – Sumer Ranger, Hollyoaks
NTA nominations: Daytime
The Repair Shop
NTA nominations: Comedy
The Vicar of Dibley
Friday Night Dinner
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