The National Television Awards have announced their shortlist of nominees for 2022, and voting has now opened to the general public.
The winners will be announced as part of a special ceremony hosted by Joel Dommett and broadcast live on ITV from Wembley Stadium. The ceremony was originally scheduled for Thursday 15 September, though in light of news of the Queen’s death it has since been postponed to Thursday 13 October.
Here’s everything you need to know about the National Television Awards 2022.
Who are the nominees for the 2022 National Television Awards?
Here are all the nominees for the National Television Awards 2022, with some analysis of the possible winners and what it all means towards the end of the article.
- Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me (ITV, April 2022)
- Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek (ITV, February 2022)
- Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next (BBC One, March 2022)
- Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism (BBC One, December 2021)
- Tom Parker: Inside My Head (Channel 4, October 2021)
- Alison Hammond (Good Morning Britain, ITV)
- Ant & Dec (various, ITV)
- Bradley Walsh (The Chase, ITV)
- Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show, BBC One)
Ant & Dec, who have been nominated for this award once again, have announced they’ll be unable to attend the ceremony due to illness.
THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
- Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
- I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)
- Taskmaster (Channel 4)
- The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
- Coronation Street (ITV)
- EastEnders (BBC One)
- Emmerdale (ITV)
- Neighbours (Channel 5)
EXPERT NEW CATEGORY
- Jay Blades (The Repair Shop, BBC One)
- Kaleb Cooper (Clarkson’s Farm, Amazon Prime Video)
- Martin Lewis (The Martin Lewis Money Show, BBC One)
- Sir David Attenborough (various, BBC One)
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
- Gillian Wright as Jean Slater (EastEnders, BBC One)
- Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle (Emmerdale, ITV)
- Paige Sandhu as Meena Jutla (Emmerdale, ITV)
- Rose Ayling-Ellis as Frankie Lewis (EastEnders, BBC One)
QUIZ GAME SHOW
- Beat the Chasers (ITV)
- In for a Penny (ITV)
- Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel (BBC One)
- The 1% Club (ITV)
- Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma (Bridgerton, Netflix)
- Joe Locke as Charlie Spring (Heartstopper, Netflix)
- Kit Connor as Nick Nelson (Heartstopper, Netflix)
- Paddy Bever as Max Turner (Coronation Street, ITV)
- Loose Women (ITV)
- The Chase (ITV)
- The Repair Shop (BBC One)
- This Morning (ITV)
- After Life (Netflix)
- Derry Girls (Channel 4)
- Not Going Out (BBC One)
- Sex Education (Netflix)
TALENT SHOW JUDGE
- Anton Du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One)
- David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent, ITV)
- Mo Gilligan (The Masked Singer, ITV)
- RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, BBC Three)
The BBC and ITV are once again leading the pack, as tends to be the case each year: ITV have 25 nominations, concentrated mainly in the factual and entertainment categories, while the BBC (between BBC One and BBC Three) have picked up 24 nominations, managing more in the drama and comedy categories than ITV have.
Streaming services are still struggling to get much of a way in at the NTAs – though Netflix have picked up a respectable eight nominations, Amazon Prime Video received only two (in, interestingly, new category of Best Expert), and there’s nothing for the likes of Apple or Disney, both of whom tend to be better represented at the Baftas and Emmys.
One category that seems particularly worth keeping an eye on is Best Serial Drama. Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Eastenders are all heavy-hitters that have won big in the past, but the nomination for Neighbours comes after the Australian soap was cancelled and ended – it’ll be interesting to see if fans rally behind it to try and swing for a win as a message to Channel 5.
How can I vote in the National Television Awards?
You can vote in the National Television Awards at their website here. Voting is open until 12pm midday on Thursday 13 September, so right up until the ceremony itself.
When are the National Television Awards?
The National Television Awards 2022 were originally scheduled for Thursday 15 September, though in light of news of the Queen’s death have since been postponed to Thursday 13 October. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Wembley Stadium.
The NTAs will be broadcast live on ITV that same evening, though a time is not yet confirmed.
How can I buy tickets for the National Television Awards?
You can purchase tickets to go and watch the National Television Awards in person at their website here.
Who is hosting the National Television Awards?
Joel Dommett is once again hosting the National Television Awards, having replaced David Walliams for last year’s festivities. Dommett – a comedian and presenter you might recognise from The Masked Singer or I’m A Celebrity – is only the fifth host of the NTAs across its nearly thirty years.
He follows Eamonn Holmes (1995), Trevor McDonald (1996-2008), Dermot O’Leary (2010-2019), and David Walliams (2020).