The shortlist for this year's National Television Awards has been announced, with shows including Happy Valley and The Traitors coming out as strong contenders.


For the second year in a row the list features more streaming content than ever before, with Netflix shows such as Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Wednesday and Stranger Things all getting nominations, alongside Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso.

In the drama performance category, Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce will do battle once more as Sarah Lancashire and James Norton are both up for their work in Happy Valley, alongside Vera’s Brenda Blethyn, Call the Midwife’s Judy Parfitt and Queen Charlotte’s India Amarteifio.

In the entertainment category. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will go up against one of the duo’s other hits, I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, as well as Gogglebox and The Masked Singer.

There are also two posthumous nominations, with Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs and Dame Deborah James’s Bowelbabe in Her Own Words both nominated.

Meanwhile, on the soap front, Coronation Street’s Charlotte Jordan and Maureen Lipman have been nominated in the same category as Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt and EastEnders’ Danielle Harold.

This year’s awards will once again be hosted by Joel Dommett and will take place at The O2 London, with the ceremony being broadcast live on ITV from 8pm on Tuesday 5th September.

Voting is open now – you can find out how to vote for the NTAs 2023 here.

If you want to know who else is up for this year’s awards you can find a full list below:

Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte holding glasses in the air
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L to R) Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte. Netflix

New Drama

Beyond Paradise
Blue Lights
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Reality Competition

Love Island
Race Across the World
SAS: Who Dares Wins
The Traitors

Authored Documentary

Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words
Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction
Rob Burrow: Living with MND

Returning Drama

Call the Midwife
Happy Valley
Stranger Things

TV Presenter

Alison Hammond
Ant & Dec
Bradley Walsh
Claudia Winkleman
Martin Lewis


Clarkson’s Farm
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Sort Your Life Out
The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley season 3, standing in a glass box with his hands cuffed
James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley season 3. BBC

Drama Performance

Brenda Blethyn (DCI Vera Stanhope, Vera)
India Amarteifio (Young Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
James Norton (Tommy Lee Royce, Happy Valley)
Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan, Call the Midwife)
Sarah Lancashire (Catherine Cawood, Happy Valley)

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
The Masked Singer

Serial Drama

Coronation Street

TV Interview

Louis Theroux Interviews…
Piers Morgan Uncensored
The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show
The Graham Norton Show

Serial Drama Performance

Charlotte Jordan (Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street)
Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders)
Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Maureen Lipman (Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)

Quiz Game Show

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
Richard Osman’s House of Games
The 1% Club
The Chase Celebrity Special

Lorraine Stanley as Karen Taylor, Bobby Brazier as Freddie Slater and Lacey Turner as Stacey Slater in EastEnders, standing in a pub, with Freddie looking shocked
EastEnders: Karen Taylor, Freddie Slater and Stacey Slater. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Rising Star

Benjamin Chivers (Isaac, The Devil’s Hour)
Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater, EastEnders)
Channique Sterling-Brown (Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street)
Lewis Cope (Nicky Milligan, Emmerdale)


Loose Women
The Chase
The Repair Shop
This Morning


Ted Lasso
Young Sheldon

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee

The National TV Awards will air on ITV1 on Tuesday 5th September. Find something to watch with our TV Guide or visit our Entertainment hub for all the latest news.


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