Updated: Jun 22, 2021
The National Television Awards are set to make a return this September and this year's list of nominees is filled with some of the best talent the UK has to offer.
After an eight month delay due to Coronavirus restrictions, the National Television Awards are making a return. The awards ceremony will take place this September at London's O2 Arena and will be hosted by comedian and presenter Joel Dommett.
The full list of nominees for the NTA's has now officially been announced and the public have until 11pm on the 4th of June to cast their votes across the 15 major categories. An updated shortlist of nominations is then expected to be revealed some time in August. In order to vote you simply have to provide your name and email then you're all set to choose your favourite from each category completely free of charge.
Some of the stand-out nominees from this years awards include the likes of John Boyega who was nominated for his role as Leroy Logan in Small Axe in the best 'Drama Performance' category. Small Axe itself also received a nomination for best 'New Drama' alongside 38 other nominees including 'I May Destroy You', 'It's A Sin' and 'Bridgerton.'
It comes as no surprise that Saturday night TV's favourite duo Ant and Dec are up for the best 'TV Presenter' award, after consecutively winning the title for a record-breaking number of 19 years. However, some of the other hopeful nominees eager to get their hands on the award this year include the beautiful and talented Maya Jama. Jama began her entertainment career in radio but has recently been dominating the world of television. On top of her own NTA nomination, four of the shows Maya has been involved in have also received recognition.
Up against long standing favourites, 'The Big Narstie Show', 'Big Zuu's Big Eats', 'Mo Gilligan's All Star Happy Hour' and 'Hot Property' are all up for the 'Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.'
BBC's 'The Rap Game UK' has also picked up a nomination, recognised as part of the best 'Talent Show' category. This follows the show being nominated for the same award at the NTA's back in 2019.
Additionally, the best 'Authored Documentary' award category sees a number of powerful documentaries surrounding racial prejudice receive nominations. This includes 'Micah Richards: Tackling Racism', 'Leigh-Anne: Race,Pop & Power' and 'Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me.' 'Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain's Children' was also amongst some of the other incredible authored documentaries in the category.
The 2021 National Television Awards will air live on ITV on the 9th of September. But in the meantime be sure to get voting for your favourites, simply click here to get started.
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