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The National Television Awards 2018

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    The 23rd National Television Awards 2018
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 23 Jan 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 04 2018 : Sat 20 Jan - Fri 26 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
The viewers have spoken. The votes are in. Britain’s best-loved TV programmes and performers can be revealed in the hotly anticipated Shortlist for the 23rd National Television Awards!
 
The final round of voting opens today (9th January 2018). Now it’s time for the nation to decide who will emerge victorious at the star-studded ceremony, broadcast live on ITV on 23rd January 2018 from The O2 London and hosted by the inimitable Dermot O’Leary.
 
The NTAs are paying tribute to the late, great Sir Bruce Forsyth by naming a major prize after him. Ant &Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, The Graham Norton Show, Celebrity Juice and All Round to Mrs Brown's have the honour of battling it out for the inaugural Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.
 
A brand new category, Crime Drama, recognises a year when primetime mysteries became our favourite TV genre, and pits Line of Duty against Broadchurch, Little Boy Blue and Sherlock. Armchair detectives – make your voices heard!
 
It was a milestone series for The Great British Bake Off, which debuted on a new channel with a new-lookline-up. Can the sweet-toothed contest seal its big-money move’s success by pipping I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, MasterChef and Love Island to the Challenge Show prize?
 
Can reigning champions Ant & Dec make it a jaw-dropping 17-year winning streak and retain their TV Presenter title? Stiff competition comes from ITV colleagues Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who go head to head for the first time, but will fellow nominee Bradley Walsh win the chase before he takes a trip in the Tardis in the next series of Doctor Who?
 
It’s too close to call for the Drama award, where infidelity potboiler Doctor Foster and date-rape drama Liar come up against medical stalwarts Call The Midwife and Casualty - not to mention world-conquering phenomenon Game Of Thrones, which is hoping to take a prize home to Westeros in its final year.
 
It's also a clash of the acting titans for Drama Performance, with Taboo star Tom Hardy and Broadchurch’s leading man David Tennant tackling a triumvirate of our top TV actresses in Sheridan Smith, Jenna Coleman and Suranne Jones.
 
Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon saw Bethany Platt through an emotional 12 months. She joins co-star Barbara Knox, as well as the ever-popular Danny Miller (Emmerdale) and Lacey Turner (EastEnders) in Serial Drama Performance.
 
TV Judge hails the crucial role of our iconic on-screen judges and looks like one of the most closely-fought awards. BGT’s David Walliams is pitted against his boss, talent show king Simon Cowell, while The Voice UK’s will.i.am and Bake-Off’s Paul Hollywood are also strong contenders.
 
The National Television Awards is the UK’s leading TV awards event, celebrating the nation’s best-loved, most successful TV shows and stars. The NTAs are the awards that listen to the viewing public. Now it is time for them to make their voices heard – by voting!
 
How to vote
 
You can vote free online at www.nationaltvawards.com OR you can vote by phone: 0905 647 2018. Calls cost 25p per minute, plus your network access charge, and should last no longer than seven minutes. Votes must be in by noon on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
 
All new votes will be added to those already submitted in the first round of voting and the results will be revealed at the NTA ceremony, LIVE, on ITV from The O2 London on 23rd January 2018.
 
NTA Tickets
 
You could be there! Book your tickets now for the most spectacular, star-studded night in the TV calendar! Go to: www.nationaltvawards.com/tickets
 
2018 NTA Categories
 
Crime Drama
Challenge Show
Talent Show
Drama
TV Presenter
Factual Entertainment
Drama Performance
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
Serial Drama
Serial Drama Performance
TV Judge
Comedy
Daytime
Newcomer