Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman nominated for NTA 2014

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 January 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman have been nominated for the National Television Award 2014's TV Detective gong, but will stiff competition from Idris Elba, Bradley Walsh and David Tennant

Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman have been nominated for a National Television Award 2014.

The 'Sherlock' star and the 'Broadchurch' actress will go head-to-head for the new TV Detective gong at this year's ceremony, taking place at London's o2 on Wednesday January 22.

Idris Elba will also battle it out for the prize after being recognised for his role in 'Luther', along with Bradley Walsh for 'Law & Order UK', Suranne Jones for 'Scott & Bailey' and David Tennant for his part in 'Broadchurch'.

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec could receive their thirteenth consecutive best presenter award after receiving a flood of nominations, but they will have to fight off stiff competition from Keith Lemon, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Dermot O'Leary.

Despite a dip in ratings this year, 'The X Factor' has been short-listed for the Talent Show prize, along with rival show 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'The Voice UK'.

Long-standing rivals 'EastEnders' and 'Coronation Street' will fight against each other, along with 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks', to be crowned the winner of the Serial Drama category.

While 'Broadchurch' will battle it out against 'Downton Abbey', 'Call the Midwife', and 'Doctor Who' for the Best Drama award.

The National Television Awards will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary and the winners will be chosen by the public in a nationwide poll.

The full list of nominations of the National Television Awards 2014 are as follows:

Talent Show:

'The X Factor'

'Strictly Come Dancing'

'Britain's Got Talent'

'Dancing on Ice'

'The Voice UK'

Serial Drama:

'Coronation Street'






'Mrs Brown's Boys'

'The Big Bang Theory'




'Call The Midwife'

'Downton Abbey'

'Doctor Who'

Drama Performance:

Maggie Smith - ('Downton Abbey')

Matt Smith - ('Doctor Who')

Martin Clunes - ('Doc Martin')

Miranda Hart - ('Call The Midwife')

Factual Entertainment:

'The Great British Bake Off'

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

'An Idiot Abroad'

'Top Gear'



'The Chase'

'This Morning'

'The Jeremy Kyle Show'


Khali Best - ('EastEnders')

Michelle Hardwick - ('Emmerdale')

Marc Baylis - ('Coronation Street')

Anna Passey - ('Hollyoaks')

Serial Drama Performance:

David Neilson - ('Coronation Street')

Julie Hesmondhalgh - ('Coronation Street')

Jessie Wallace - ('EastEnders')

Michelle Keegan - ('Coronation Street')

Documentary Series:

'Educating Yorkshire'

'Paul O'Grady's Working Britain'

'Penguins - Spy in the Huddle'

'Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald'

Entertainment Programme:

'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

'Celebrity Juice'

'The Graham Norton Show'

Entertainment Presenter:

Dermot O'Leary

Ant & Dec

Keith Lemon

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

TV Detective:

David Tennant - ('Broadchurch')

Olivia Colman - ('Broadchurch')

Idris Elba - ('Luther')

Bradley Walsh - ('Law & Order UK')

Suranne Jones - ('Scott & Bailey')

Benedict Cumberbatch - ('Sherlock')

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