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Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager BBC1

He may or may not be dating Taylor Swift still after their high-profile romance escalated rather quickly in front of the whole world, but Tom Hiddleston could be cuddling up to a TV choice award instead of a pop singer this evening (5 September) if the 2016 TV Choice Awards goes his way.

The 35-year-old actor – who was tipped to be the new James Bond – finds himself in the exciting Best Actor category alongside some stiff competition including Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders).

The awards ceremony will take place at the Dorchester Hotel in London tonight. Downton Abbey will no doubt hope for another accolade to add to their extensive collection as the ITV period drama is up for Best Drama Series. It has previously won Emmys, Baftas and Golden Globes, but has yet to scoop up a TV Choice Award. Tonight could be the night!

Here is the full list of nominees.

Best drama series

Downton Abbey (ITV)
Happy Valley (BBC1)
Line Of Duty (BBC2)
Peaky Blinders (BBC2)

Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael
Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael of Downton Abbey ITV

Best actor

Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who (BBC1)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (ITV)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (BBC1)
Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders (BBC2)

Best actress

Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley (BBC1)
Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey (ITV)
Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster (BBC1)
Helen McCrory, Peaky Blinders (BBC2)

Best family drama

Call The Midwife (BBC1)
Casualty (BBC1)
Doctor Who (BBC1)
The Durrells (ITV)

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Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who Doctor Who/Facebook

Best new drama

War & Peace (BBC1)
Doctor Foster (BBC1)
Marcella (ITV)
The Night Manager (BBC1)

Best daytime show

This Morning (ITV)
The Chase (ITV)
Loose Women (ITV)
Pointless (BBC1)

Best entertainment show

The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

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British television presenters Anthony McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly, known as Ant and Dec Getty

Best international show

Game Of Thrones (Sky Atlantic)
The Big Bang Theory (E4)
Outlander (Amazon Prime Video)
The Walking Dead (Fox)

Best reality show

Celebrity Big Brother (C5)
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (ITV)
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)
The Only Way Is Essex (ITVBe)

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Best comedy

Birds Of A Feather (ITV)
Benidorm (ITV)
Russell Howard's Good News (BBC2)
Stella (Sky1)

Best talent show

Britain's Got Talent (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off (BBC1)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)
The X Factor (ITV)

The X Factor 2016
The X Factor judging panel: Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell ITV

Best lifestyle show

Gogglebox (C4)
Antiques Roadshow (BBC1)
DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1)
Tattoo Fixers (E4)

Best factual Show

Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs (ITV)
24 Hours In A&E (C4)
One Born Every Minute (C4)
The Supervet (C4)

Best Food Show

Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking (BBC2)
Saturday Kitchen (BBC1)
Gino's Italian Escape: Islands In The Sun (ITV)
Sunday Brunch (C4)

Husband and wife Steph and Dom Parker are popular on Gogglebox
Husband and wife Steph and Dom Parker are popular on Gogglebox Channel 4

Best soap actor

Danny Dyer as Mick Carter, EastEnders (BBC1)
Steve McFadden as Phil Mitchell, EastEnders (BBC1)
Danny Miller as Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale (ITV)
Jack P Shepherd as David Platt, Coronation Street (ITV)

Best soap actress

Lacey Turner as Stacey Fowler, EastEnders (BBC1)
Paula Lane as Kylie Platt, Coronation Street (ITV)
Jennifer Metcalfe as Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks (C4)
Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle, Emmerdale (ITV)

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Danny Dyer plays Mick Carter in EastEnders BBC/Kieron McCarron

Best soap newcomer

Shayne Ward as Aidan Connor, Coronation Street (ITV)
Gemma Atkinson as Carly Hope, Emmerdale (ITV)
Riley Carter Millington as Kyle Slater, EastEnders (BBC1)
Isobel Steele as Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale (ITV)

Best soap

Coronation Street (ITV)
EastEnders (BBC1)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Hollyoaks (C4)

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Beverley Callard of Coronation Street ITV