Line of Duty leads NTAs nominations with 4 nods

'Line of Duty' leads the National Television Awards nominations with four nods.

The BBC police procedural show is up for the Returning Drama accolade, alongside 'Call the Midwife', 'The Crown', and 'Unforgotten', and the programme's three main stars will face off in the Drama Performance category.

Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings), Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), and Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming) are used to working together as part of an anti-corruption unit in the drama series.

But they will do battle against one another, as well as 'Des' star David Tennant - who portrayed serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV miniseries - and Olly Alexander, for his lead role as Ritchie Tozer in 'It’s A Sin'.

Both the Channel 4 programme and 'Des' are also up for the New Drama prize, alongside 'Normal People' and 'Bridgerton'.

Elsewhere, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be hoping to win their 20th TV Presenter accolade in a row, but they will have to overcome former 'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan, 'The Chase' frontman Bradley Walsh, and 'This Morning' duo Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond.

The ITV brunchtime show is also up for the Daytime award, alongside 'Loose Women', 'The Chase', and 'The Repair Shop'.

'GMB' host Kate Garraway has a nod for 'Finding Derek', her documentary about her husband Derek Draper's coronavirus ordeal and his subsequent battle with the after-effects, which is still ongoing.

She is up against 'Katie Price: Harvey and Me', 'Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children', 'Rob Burrow: My Year With MND', and 'Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency'.

Joel Dommett is the new host of the NTAs this year, and he could also taste some success during the ceremony - which will take place on September 9th - as 'The Masked Singer', which he presents, is up for the Talent Show accolade.

But the programme will face stiff competition from 'Britain's Got Talent', 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK', and 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

In the Serial Drama category, 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale', 'Hollyoaks' and 'Coronation Street' will do battle.

What's more, Channel 4 sitcom 'Friday Night Dinner' - which has ended following the death of Paul Ritter, who played patriarch Martin Goodman - has a nomination in the Comedy section, alongside 'Sex Education', 'After Life' and the return of 'The Vicar of Dibley'.

The star-studded NTAs ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV on 9th September 2021 from 7.30pm.

The National Television Awards 2021 - full list of nominations:

Challenge Show

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Love Island

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Sewing Bee

New Drama



It’s A Sin

Normal People

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer

Authored Documentary

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Katie Price: Harvey and Me

Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children

Rob Burrow: My Year With MND

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency

Returning Drama

Call the Midwife

Line of Duty

The Crown


TV Presenter

Alison Hammond

Ant and Dec

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby

Piers Morgan


Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death


Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Drama Performance

Adrian Dunbar, Ted Hastings, Line of Duty

David Tennant, Dennis Nilsen, Des

Martin Compston, Steve Arnott, Line of Duty

Olly Alexander, Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin

Vicky McClure, Kate Fleming, Line of Duty

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!


The Graham Norton Show

Serial Drama

Coronation Street




Serial Drama Performance

Billy Price, Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks

Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders

Mollie Gallagher, Nina Lucas, Coronation Street

Sally Carman, Abi Franklin, Coronation Street

Quiz Game Show

Beat the Chasers

Celebrity Catchphrase

In For A Penny

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel


Emile John, Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale

Jude Riordan, Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street

Olivia D’Lima, Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty

Rhiannon Clements, Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks

Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders


Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning


After Life

Friday Night Dinner

Sex Education

The Vicar of Dibley


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