The National Television Awards 2021 took place last night (9 September) and there were some impressive wins across many of the nation's favourite shows. The awards aired on ITV and were hosted by comedian Joel Dommett.
Nominations for the National Television Awards were announced last month and the voting was put to the public.
Highlights included Ant and Dec winning the Best Presenter Category for the 20th year, Coronation Street's Jude Riodan was the youngest Best Newcomer winner for his role as Sam Blakeman on the soap, while Strictly, GBBO and This Morning also scooped up awards.
Line of Duty was 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 and earned it the Special Recognition Award.
Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar were all nominated for their roles as Kate Fleming, Steve Arnott and Ted Hastings respectively.
Also up for the top prize in this category was 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.
Favourite shows Great British Bake Off and the Great British Sewing Bee competed 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 were 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 were also up for a joint award in the TV presenter category alongside This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond.
It was a close year, with tough competition in many categories. This was especially as multiple shows were up for more than one award, with Line of Duty leading the way with four nominations.
National Television Awards 2021 winners
You can see the full list of the NTA 2021 winners below and as well as the full nominees for each category.
NTA winners: Special Recognition Award
WINNER: Line of Duty
NTA winners: Challenge Show
The Great British Sewing Bee
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
WINNER: The Great British Bake Off
NTA winners: New Drama
WINNER: It’s a Sin
NTA winners: Talent Show
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Masked Singer
Britain’s Got Talent
WINNER: Strictly Come Dancing
NTA winners: Authored Documentary
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
WINNER: Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Rob Burrow: My Year with MND
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
NTA winners: Returning Drama
Call the Midwife
WINNER: Line of Duty
NTA winners: TV Presenter
WINNER: Ant and Dec
NTA winners: Factual
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
NTA winners: 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
WINNER: David Tennant – Dennis Nilsen, Des
NTA winners: The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
WINNER: I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
The Graham Norton Show
NTA winners: Serial Drama
NTA winners: Serial Drama Performance
Billy Price – Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks
Sally Carman – Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
Danny Dyer – Mick Carter, Eastenders
WINNER: Molly Gallagher – Nina Lucas, Coronation Street
NTA winners: Quiz Game Show
WINNER: Beat the Chasers
In For a Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
NTA winners: Newcomer
WINNER: 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 winners: Daytime
The Repair Shop
WINNER: This Morning
NTA winners: Comedy
The Vicar of Dibley
Friday Night Dinner
WINNER: After Life
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