NTAs 2016: The National Television Awards shortlist is out – and there’s been some BIG changes!

Are you ready for the National Television Awards 2016? WIth some new updates, it looks like its' going to be a good one this year...

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by Closer Staff |
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Hurrah! It’s almost that time of year again, when we get to curl up in front of the TV and watch our favourite on screen shows, actors and presenters get the praise they deserve for keeping us entertained over the last year.

And this year promises to be a good one with some exciting new categories added…. But it’s not all good, because naturally in order to make room for the new, some of the old had to be shifted.

For example, the award for Best Entertainment Presenter will now be axed – what will Ant and Dec do after a solid reign of 14 years at the top!? We bet winning one more time would be the icing on the cake.

Ant and Dec showing off their awards at last year's NTAs
Ant and Dec showing off their awards at last year's NTAs

Instead, Best TV Presenter will be added, so they could still be in the running. Although maybe it’s time to give someone else a go…

Other new categories include Live Magazine Show (so our favourite day time shows don’t miss out), and New Drama, which is exciting.

Maybe we will see shows like Poldark get more of a chance in the running to be awarded? But winners for Multichannel, TV judge and Chat Show Host wont be awarded. Boo! The NTAs are set to air air on January 20 from 7.30pm on ITV, and Dermot O’Leary will be presenting the ceremony for the 7th time. The categories and shortlist runners are as follows, and voting is open NOW:

NTAs Shortlist:

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice UK

The X Factor

Challenge Show

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive


The Apprentice

The Great British Bake Off

Serial Drama

Coronation Street






Birds of a Feather

Not Going Out

Peter Kay’s Car Share




Doctor Who

Downton Abbey

New Drama

Doctor Foster





Factual Entertainment

DIY SOS: The Big Build


Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Top Gear

Live Magazine Show

BBC Breakfast

Loose Women

The One Show

This Morning

Drama Performance

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)

Sheridan Smith (Black Work)

David Tennant (Broadchurch)

Aidan Turner (Poldark)

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Celebrity Juice

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 Chase

The Jeremy Kyle Show

The Paul O’Grady Show

TV Presenter

Ant & Dec

Graham Norton

Mel & Sue

Rylan Clark

TV moment of the year

An added extra suggested by viewers and the nominations will be revealed on the night.

Seewww.nationaltvawards.com for more details.

By Hayley Kadrou

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