Coronation Street leads NTA nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 January 2013
Michelle Keegan

'Coronation Street' star Michelle Keegan

'Coronation Street', 'EastEnders' and 'Doctor Who' have topped the National Television Awards nominations shortlist

'Coronation Street' leads the National Television Awards nominations.

The ITV1 soap has been shortlisted for Best Serial Drama at the 18th annual awards, with two nods for Best Serial Drama performance for Michelle Keegan and Alan Halsall, as well as a Best Newcomer Natalie Gumede.

Voting will continue during the live awards show on January 23 for the Serial Drama category - which is usually hotly contested between 'Corrie' and 'EastEnders', but Hollyoaks' spectacular bus crash and 'Emmerdale's dramatic 40th anniversary episode could rock the vote this year.

Meanwhile, sci-fi favourite 'Doctor Who' features in the Drama category, while Karen Gillan and Matt Smith have been singled out for their stellar performances in the BBC One time-travelling adventure series with nominations in the Drama Performance categories.

'The Great British Bake Off' and 'The Voice UK' make their NTA debut - in the Factual Entertainment and Talent Show categories - while old favourites 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Britain's Got Talent', 'Dancing On Ice' and 'The X Factor' will also battle it out in the latter category.

Surprise entries come in the form of Daniel Mays and Sheridan Smith, who have both been recognised for their performances in ITV drama 'Mrs Biggs', and new category Documentary Series, which celebrates natural history shows 'Frozen Planet' and 'Planet Earth Live', as well as 'One Born Every Minute' and 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings'.

The nominees will compete for the coveted awards at the glittering ceremony on January 23 at London's O2 Arena, aired on ITV1 from 7.30pm.

A Landmark Award will also be handed out to honour key members of London 2012, accompanied by a video montage of the public's top moments of last summer's Olympic games.

Voting closes at midday on January 23. You can vote for your TV favourites at

The full 2013 NTA shortlist is:

Factual Entertainment Programme:

'Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs'

'The Apprentice'

'The Great British Bake Off'

'Top Gear'

Comedy Panel Show:

'Have I Got News For You'

'Mock The Week'


'Would I Lie To You?'


'Doctor Who'

'Downton Abbey'



Drama Performance Male:

Benedict Cumberbatch ('Sherlock')

Daniel Mays ('Mrs Biggs')

Colin Morgan ('Merlin')

Matt Smith ('Doctor Who')

Talent Show:

'Britain's Got Talent'

'Dancing On Ice'

'Strictly Come Dancing'

'The Voice UK'

'The X Factor'

Drama Performance Female:

Karen Gillan ('Doctor Who')

Miranda Hart ('Call The Midwife')

Suranne Jones ('Scott & Bailey')

Sheridan Smith ('Mrs Biggs')

Situation Comedy:

'Absolutely Fabulous'


'Mrs Brown's Boys'

'The Big Bang Theory'

Documentary Series:

'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings'

'Frozen Planet'

'One Born Every Minute'

'Planet Earth Live'

Serial Drama:

'Coronation Street'




Serial Drama Performance:

Alan Halsall ('Coronation Street')

Michelle Keegan ('Coronation Street')

Emmett J. Scanlan ('Hollyoaks')

Adam Woodyatt ('EastEnders')


'Come Dine With Me'

'The Chase'

'The Jeremy Kyle Show'

'This Morning'


Liam Fox ('Emmerdale')

Natalie Gumede ('Coronation Street')

Joseph Thompson ('Hollyoaks')

David Witts ('EastEnders')

Entertainment Programme:

'Alan Carr: Chatty Man'

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

'The Graham Norton Show'

'The Only Way Is Essex'

Entertainment Presenter:

Alan Carr

Ant & Dec

Keith Lemon

Dermot O'Leary

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