'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
Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Big Bang Theory
The Jeremy Kyle Show
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)
Ant and Dec
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
Game of Thrones
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)
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK
The X Factor
Skills Challenge Show
Come Dine With Me
The Great British Bake Off
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)