What is your standout TV moment of the year so far?
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, stripping off for some serious topless scything? Radio Times TV editor Alison Graham was sorely tempted to pick this vision of manliness, but in the end, Poldark was just pipped by the last-ever scene in Mad Men as her top TV moment of the year: “New York advertising executive Don Draper smiling enigmatically in the last shot of Mad Men, after he had hit on one of the greatest campaigns of all time, was the perfect ending to this peerless drama.”
The National Television Awards, which will be announced at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Dermot O’Leary on 20th January 2016, invite you to nominate your own TV moment of 2015.
Might it be from the final episode of Call the Midwife, when Patsy shut the door on her lesbian love-nest after her forbidden girlfriend Delia suffered a terrible brain injury in a cycle crash? Or maybe the shock in the opening episode of the second series of Broadchurch, when Ellie’s husband Joe Miller made an unexpected ‘not guilty’ plea from the dock for the murder of Danny Latimer?
Period drama buffs might opt for the moment at the climax of Wolf Hall when the superb Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn stepped forward to be executed. And soap fans could well nominate the live revelation of Lucy Beale’s killer in EastEnders. The choice is yours.
You can nominate your favourite moments at nationaltvawards.com right up until December, with the best moments revealed at the ceremony, which will be screened on ITV.
All the National Television Award categories – from new drama to comedy programme, entertainment presenter to talent show and serial drama – will be open for public voting from October 2015.