National Television Awards 2013: Shortlists revealed, and voting open!

by Anna Howell

With the 18th National Television Awards only two weeks away all the votes in the public choice categories have been counted and a short list has now been released for you to vote for your favourites!

The National Television Awards is a celebration of the last year on our television sets from soap’s to comedy, drama to factual, and whilst many of the awards are decide by an independent panel, the following 14 awards are left for you, the voting public to decide.

Below is the full list of this year’s nominee’s so have a look through and once you have decided who you want to win, click here and start voting now!


Talent Show

The X Factor

Britain’s Got Talent

The Voice

Strictly Come Dancing

Dancing On Ice


Comedy Panel Show


Mock The Week

Would I Lie To You


Have I Got News For You



Downton Abbey


Doctor Who



Drama Performance: Male

Colin Morgan – Merlin

Daniel Mays – Mrs Biggs

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Matt Smith – Doctor Who


Factual Entertainment

The Great British Bake Off

The Apprentice

Top Gear

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs


Drama Performance: Female

Sheridan Smith as Charmian Biggs

Sheridan Smith as Charmian Biggs

Miranda Hart – Call The Midwife

Karen Gillan – Doctor Who

Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs

Suranne Jones – Scott & Bailey


Situation Comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Absolutely Fabulous


Mrs Brown’s Boys


Documentary Series

Frozen Planet

Planet Earth Live

One Born Every Minute

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings


Serial Drama



Coronation Street



Serial Drama Performance

Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale, EastEnders)

Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)

Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs, Coronation Street)

Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)



This Morning

The Jeremy Kyle Show

Come Dine With Me

The Chase



Liam Fox (Dan Spencer, Emmerdale)

Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Coronation Street)

Joseph Thompson (Paul Browning, Hollyoaks)

David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)


Entertainment Programme

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

The Graham Norton Show

The Only Way Is Essex


Entertainment Presenter

Ant & Dec (I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, Britain’s Got Talent)

Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice)

Alan Carr (Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

Dermot O’Leary (The X Factor)

What do you think of this year’s nominations?  Has someone you wanted to see celebrated not on the list?  Leave your thought’s and comments below:

Voting is now open, visit to cast yours now.

Watch a clip from last year’s award ceremony in the clip below: