Benedict Cumberbatch, Danny Dyer nominated for National Television Awards

'Game of Thrones', 'Sherlock' and 'The Walking Dead' also pick up nominations

Benedict Cumberbatch and Danny Dyer are among the nominees for this year’s National Television Awards.

Cumberbatch will compete for the Drama Performance prize for his portrayal of Sherlock‘s title character, while Dyer is nominated in the Serial Drama Performance category for his depiction of Mick Carter in EastEnders.

The full list of nominations was announced earlier today (January 12) and also includes nods for Ant and Dec, who are bidding to win the Entertainment Presenter trophy for the 14th consecutive year, as well as X Factor colleagues Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who are both nominated for the TV Judge prize.

Sherlock will compete against Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Cilla for the Drama award, while Game of Thrones will go up against The Walking Dead, Celebrity Juice and Geordie Shore for the Multichannel gong.

The winners, which are voted for by members of the public, will be announced at a ceremony broadcast live on ITV on January 21. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Chat Show Host
Alan Carr
Michael McIntyre
Graham Norton
Paul O’Grady
Jonathan Ross

Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Big Bang Theory

The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show
This Morning

Drama Performance
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock)
Sarah Lancashire (Sgt Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley)
Dame Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey)
Sheridan Smith (Cilla Black in Cilla)

Doctor Who
Downton Abbey

Entertainment Presenter
Ant and Dec
Keith Lemon
Dermot O’Leary
Bradley Walsh

Entertainment Programme
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Big Brother
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Through The Keyhole

Long Lost Family
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Top Gear

Celebrity Juice
Game of Thrones
Geordie Shore
The Walking Dead

Maddy Hill (Nancy Carter in EastEnders)
Lee Mead (Ben “Lofty” Chiltern in Casualty)
Cameron Moore (Cameron Campbell in Hollyoaks)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton in Emmerdale)

Talent Show
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK
The X Factor

Skills Challenge Show
Come Dine With Me
The Apprentice
The Great British Bake Off

Serial Drama
Coronation Street

TV Judge
Mary Berry
Simon Cowell
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
David Walliams

Serial Drama Performance
Kellie Bright (Linda Carter in EastEnders)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter in EastEnders)
Verity Rushworth (Donna Windsor in Emmerdale)
Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver in Hollyoaks)