Downton Abbey to take on Doctor Who at National Television Awards
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2016
'Downton Abbey' and 'Doctor Who' will battle it out for Best Drama at this year's National Television Awards, hosted by Dermot O'Leary, on January 20
'Downton Abbey' is set to go head-to-head with 'Doctor Who' as they compete to be crowned the Best Drama at this year's National Television Awards (NTAs).
The popular ITV series, which came to an end over the festive period following five years on screen, will battle it out against the BBC one science-fiction programme at this month's award ceremony after making it onto the shortlist.
Funny presenting duo Ant and Dec is set to add to their huge collection of trophies after being nominated for Best TV Presenter, which they've bagged 14 years in a row, alongside Rylan Clark and Graham Norton.
EastEnders' Danny Dyer is up for Best Serial Drama Performance, which he also won last year, for his role as pub landlord Mick Carter but he'll have to fight off stiff competition from 'Coronation Street's Alison King (Carla Connor) and 'Emmerdale's Michael Parr (Ross Barton).
'Doctor Foster' and 'Ordinary Lies', which have both been commissioned for a second series, will battle it out for Best New Drama, while 'Benidorm' and 'Birds of a Feather' are up for Best Comedy at the forthcoming glamorous event.
Meanwhile, 'EastEnders,' 'Coronation Street,' 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks' will compete in the Serial Drama category.
Voting for the event will be open until noon on January 20 via www.nationaltvawards.com.
The National Television Awards, hosted again by Dermot O'Leary, will take place at London's O2 on January 20 at 7:30pm and will broadcast live on ITV.
The full NTAs shortlist 2016 is as follows;
'Britain's Got Talent'
'Strictly Come Dancing'
'The Voice UK'
'The X Factor'
'Bear Grylls: Mission Survive'
'The Great British Bake Off'
'Birds of a Feather'
'Not Going Out'
'Peter Kay's Car Share'
'DIY SOS: The Big Build'
'Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs'
Live Magazine Show:
'The One Show'
Suranne Jones ('Doctor Foster')
Sheridan Smith ('Black Work')
David Tennant ('Broadchurch')
Aidan Turner ('Poldark')
'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'
'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
'The Graham Norton Show'
Gemma Atkinson ('Emmerdale')
Richard Blackwood ('EastEnders')
Parry Glasspool ('Hollyoaks')
Shayne Ward ('Coronation Street')
Serial Drama Performance:
Danny Dyer ('EastEnders')
Alison King ('Coronation Street')
Michael Parr ('Emmerdale')
Rakhee Thakrar '(EastEnders')
'Game of Thrones'
'Orange is the New Black'
'The Big Bang Theory'
'The Jeremy Kyle Show'
'The Paul O'Grady Show'
Ant & Dec
Mel & Sue