NTAs 2016: The Contenders Announced
The long-list for the National Television Awards 2016 has been unveiled today.
The ceremony, which celebrates the best of television, is set to take place on January 20 at the 02 Arena. Dermot O’Leary will host what’s sure to be a star-studded, unforgettable event.
Next year’s National Television Awards will add four brand new categories, including International, New Drama, TV Presenter and Live Magazine Show. This means there will be fifteen categories in all: Comedy, Drama, New Drama, Entertainment Programme, Talent Show, Daytime, Challenge Show, Live Magazine Show, Serial Drama, Serial Drama Performance,Factual Entertainment, Newcomer, TV Presenter, Drama Performance and International.
Old and new battles are set to take place, with Downton Abbey going up against Doctor Who again in Best Drama, and the immortal battle for Best Serial Drama.
New category New Drama will judge the best of the exciting new programmes fresh on our screens, including the sexy Cornwall romp that was Poldark, Sky’s most expensive ever drama Fortitude and the crazy trip that was Channel 4’s Humans.
Following Ant & Dec’s whopping fourteen wins for presenting, 2016 will combine both factual and entertainment presenters in a bid to find those boys from Newcastle some real competition. Will Bake Off‘s Mel & Sue have what it takes?
Meanwhile, Live Magazine Show will celebrate the best of daytime television, and boasts BBC Breakfast, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women and Good Morning Britain as contenders at this stage.
To acknowledge the best of the rest of the world, International will pitch US-hits such as Game of Thrones and Gotham against on demand successes from streaming heavyweights Netflix and Amazon such as Orange Is The New Black and Transparent.
All this and so much more!
To vote for all your television favourites, simply visit
nationaltvawards.com or call 0844 646 2060 for a voting form. Calls cost 5p plus your network access charge. Voting closes at a minute to midnight on Sunday October 18, 2015.
The shortlist of contenders will be announced in January before the ceremony.