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Doctor Who is up for Best Drama and Best Detective. Reuters

It's that time of year again when the most talented small screen stars are celebrated at TV's answer to the Oscars, the National Television Awards.

The annual awards, voted for by viewers will see a host of popular TV shows, presenters and soap actors compete for a variety of coveted gongs.

Dermot O'Leary is set return to hosting duties at the extravaganza held at London's O2 arena.

"One thing I love," he said, "is that there's always a bit of a shock and a surprise as it's all voted for by the Great British public."

This year sees the addition of the TV Detective category to honour the nation's renewed love of mystery.

Doctor Who is up against Downton Abbey in the Drama category, while the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will go head-to-head with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) for best TV detective.

ITV and the BBC continue to dominate the Talent Show category with The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's Got Talent, Dancing on Ice and The Voice UK all up for the prestigious accolade.

Voters have until 12pm on Wednesday (22 January) to vote online for their favourites at

IBTimes UK will be live-blogging from the awards ceremony on Wednesday and they will be broadcast live on ITV from 7.30pm.

National Television Awards 2014 Nominations FULL LIST

Talent Show

The X Factor

Strictly Come Dancing

Britain's Got Talent

Dancing on Ice

The Voice UK

Serial Drama

Coronation Street






Mrs Brown's Boys

The Big Bang Theory




Call The Midwife

Downton Abbey

Doctor Who

Drama Performance

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Matt Smith (Doctor Who)

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)

Miranda Hart (Call The Midwife)

Factual Entertainment

The Great British Bake Off

Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs

An Idiot Abroad

Top Gear



The Chase

This Morning

The Jeremy Kyle Show


Khali Best (EastEnders)

Michelle Hardwick (Emmerdale)

Marc Baylis (Coronation Street)

Anna Passey (Hollyoaks)

Serial Drama Performance

David Neilson (Coronation Street)

Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street)

Jessie Wallace (EastEnders)

Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street)

Documentary Series

Educating Yorkshire

Paul O'Grady's Working Britain

Penguins - Spy in the Huddle

Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald

Entertainment Programme

I'm a Celebrity

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Celebrity Juice

The Graham Norton Show

Entertainment Presenter

Dermot O'Leary

Ant & Dec

Keith Lemon

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

TV Detective

David Tennant (Broadchurch)

Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch)

Idris Elba (Luther)

Bradley Walsh (Law & Order UK)

Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)