The Line of Duty gang are all nominated in the same category (Picture: BBC/World Productions)
The full list of nominations for the National Television Awards 2021 have been revealed, with shows including Line of Duty, It’s A Sin and Piers Morgan receiving nods.
This year’s NTAs is due to take place at London’s O2 arena this September, with comedian Joel Dommett taking on hosting duties for the very first time following David Walliams in 2020.
The main aspect of the NTAs that sets it apart from other awards ceremonies is the fact that every single category is voted on by the public, making the winners undoubtedly feel celebrated by viewers at home.
This year’s ceremony features a brand new category, Authored Documentary, for which Kate Garraway’s film Finding Derek is nominated alongside Katie Price: Harvey and Me, Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children, Rob Burrow: My Year With MND and Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.
Kate recently expressed her hope that her husband Derek will be able to join her at the ceremony, stating: ‘I was just thinking, wouldn’t it be wonderful if Derek was well enough to come?’
Line of Duty has picked up several nominations at the event, including a nod for Returning Drama and nominations for the stars of AC-12 Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, who are going up against each other in the Drama Performance category.
Piers Morgan has been nominated despite his GMB exit (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
It’s A Sin is up for New Drama against Normal People, Bridgerton and Des, while Olly Alexander, who played Ritchie Tozer in the Russell T Davies series, is up for Drama Performance.
In a curious turn of events, Piers – who quit Good Morning Britain earlier this year after making heavily criticised comments about Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey – has been nominated for the TV Presenter accolade, going up against Alison Hammond, Ant and Dec, Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby.
Kate Garraway hopes her husband Derek will be able to come with her to the NTAs (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
Ant and Dec have won the award for several years running, so it could come as a shock if Piers or any of the other nominees receive the recognition.
The Crown has been nominated for Returning Drama, while Ricky Gervais’ After Life, Friday Night Dinner, Sex Education and The Vicar of Dibley are up for the Comedy award.
It’s A Sin star Olly Alexander is up for an award (Picture: Channel 4)
Love Island, which is airing for one more week, is up for Challenge Show, while David Tennant is nominated for his unnerving performance as Dennis Nilsen in Des.
Here’s the full list of nominees.
National Television Awards 2021 nominations shortlist
It’s A Sin
Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
Rob Burrow: My Year With MND
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings, Line of Duty)
David Tennant (Dennis Nilsen, Des)
Martin Compston (Steve Arnott, Line of Duty)
Olly Alexander (Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin)
Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming, Line of Duty)
THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Billy Price (Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas, Coronation Street)
Sally Carman (Abi Franklin, Coronation Street)
QUIZ GAME SHOW
Beat the Chasers
In For A Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
Emile John (Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale)
Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street)
Olivia D’Lima (Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty)
Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks)
Rose Ayling-Ellis (Frankie Lewis, EastEnders)
The Repair Shop
Friday Night Dinner
The Vicar of Dibley
Voting for the National Television Awards is now open, so make sure you get your votes in before the deadline passes!
Members of the public can cast their votes until noon on the day of the ceremony, so you have ample time to make those all-important decisions.
The National Television Awards are due to air from 7.30pm on Thursday September 9 on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.