Kate Garraway has been nominated for best authored documentary at this year’s NTAs (Picture: ITV)
The National Television Awards has announced a brand new category, authored documentary, for this year’s upcoming ceremony.
Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway is among the 18 nominees for the gong for her heartbreaking documentary Finding Derek, which detailed her husband Derek Draper’s devastating coronavirus battle.
She’s up against Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s BBC film Race, Pop & Power and Marcus Rashford’s Feeding Britain’s Children.
Katie Price is also nominated for the gong for her documentary Harvey and Me, which followed the difficulties she and her son face as he enters adulthood, as is Sheridan Smith’s Becoming Mum.
Love Island’s Zara McDermott has also earned a nod for Revenge Porn, a personal one-hour film that explored the impact on victims and whether perpetrators can expect to see consequences for their actions.
Ben Fogle, John Bishop, Roman Kemp, Freddie Flintoff, Greta Thunberg, Anton Ferdinand, Rio and Kate Ferdinand, Davina McCall and Alex Brooker have been longlisted too, as have Rob Burror and Micah Richards.
Katie Price has also been nominated for Harvey And Me (Picture: BBC)
This year’s NTAs will take place at London’s O2 arena in September, with comedian Joel Dommett on hosting duties for the first time.
Longlisted programmes for new TV drama include Channel 5’s hit reimagining of All Creatures Great And Small, Michaela Coel’s hard-hitting I May Destroy You, the BBC’s adaptation of Normal People and tear-jerking drama It’s A Sin.
Also featuring in the category are true-crime dramatisations such as Des, Quiz, The Serpent, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The Salisbury Poisonings and White House Farm.
And a pandemic-ravaged year resulted in a strong showing on the longlist for streaming shows.
Netflix’s Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit made the list for best new drama, alongside Disney+ shows The Mandalorian and WandaVision.
Established favourites Call The Midwife and Vera are up in the fiercely competitive returning drama race, but the favourite may be the BBC’s juggernaut Line Of Duty.
How to vote at the NTAs 2021
Want to have your say at who should win at this year’s NTAs? Well, voting is pretty simple.
All you have to do is visit this website and simply read through the list of contenders, ticking one box in each category to select who you think should win.
You can vote in all categories, but only once per person.
To vote on the longlists, visit www.nationaltvawards.com
The National Television Awards will take place in London on September 9.