Discussion of Television in the UK (as opposed to UKTV on Foxtel).
Archived thread British Television.
The Brits held their National Television Awards last night.
As described by Wikipedia: “The National Television Awards (often shortened to NTAs) is a British television awards ceremony, broadcast by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. The National Television Awards are the most prominent ceremony for which the results are voted on by the general public.”
There are two voting stages: a longlist of nominees featuring the most watched shows and their stars from each channel, based on BARB ratings, is published in September, and the subsequent shortlist of the leading contenders in each category is published in January. The public vote in a nationwide poll via post, telephone and online with the process verified by an independent adjudicator.
Challenge Show - The Great British Bake Off
Drama - Downton Abbey
Entertainment Program - I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Serial Drama Performance - Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Comedy - Peter Kay’s Car Share
Live Magazine Show - This Morning
Newcomer - Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)
New Drama - Doctor Foster
Daytime - The Chase
TV Presenter - Ant & Dec
International - The Big Bang Theory (also nominated were Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black)
Drama Performance - Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)
Factual Entertainment - Gogglebox
Serial Drama - EastEnders
Talent Show - Strictly Come Dancing
Impact Award - Aiden Turner (Poldark)
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD - Billy Connolly
To an Australian audience there are some unusual categories and interesting names for genres of program - “Challenge Show” for example had Masterchef and The Apprentice also nominated.