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Line Of Duty and Bridgerton among shows nominated at National Television Awards 2021

Line Of Duty has made the longlist at this year’s NTAs (Picture: BBC)

Line Of Duty, Bridgerton and I May Destroy You have all made the longlist for the National Television Awards (NTAs) 2021.

The ceremony will take place at London’s O2 arena in September, with comedian Joel Dommett on hosting duties for the first time.

Kate Garraway could be honoured in the new category of authored documentary for her poignant look at how the pandemic ravaged her family in ITV’s Finding Derek.

The category was introduced following a wave of celebrity-led factual programmes.

Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford was also longlisted for BBC show Feeding Britain’s Children, about the star’s campaign for free school meals.

As were sporting brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand for their programmes on stepfamilies and football racism respectively and Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock for her documentary on racism.

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.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has been nominated for a gong in the brand new category of authored documentary (Picture: BBC)

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 Plus 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.

The show’s stars – Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure – are all in contention for best drama performance.

In the same category are Brenda Blethyn for Vera, Helen George for Call The Midwife, Olly Alexander for It’s A Sin and Gillian Anderson for The Crown.

Elsewhere, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks are all up for best serial drama.

In the talent show category, first-time nominee The Masked Singer is listed alongside I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Strictly Come Dancing.

To vote on the longlists, visit www.nationaltvawards.com

The National Television Awards will take place in London on September 9.


Credit: Original article published here.

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