Jan 4, 2012
What better way to kick off 2012, than with the announcement of the nominee shortlist for one of the biggest events of the showbiz calendar? The final round of voting has now opened for the 2012 National Television Awards and the star-studded ceremony is just around the corner!
Over the past few weeks we’ve been busy announcing the shortlist to media, securing coverage across a range of titles and broadcast media. Now we’ve got an action packed month ahead as we prepare for the awards, that take place on Wednesday 25th January at The O2 Arena.
The shortlist is hotter than ever, with some truly exciting and controversial contenders up for awards. Looking at the Talent Show category, there’s a battle between favourites The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice and Britain’s Got Talent – which have all seen fierce ratings wars and endless contestant controversy over the past year - but we’re wondering who’ll take away the coveted title on the night.
We’ve also seen an NTA debut for hit ITV series Downton Abbey, nominated in the Drama category alongside Doctor Who, Merlin and last year’s winner Waterloo Road. Will Downton’s ever-growing popularity lead it to its first NTA victory?
My personal favourite is the newly added Reality Programme category. Fighting it out for the award are Essex boy Mark Wright who’ll go up against… himself, as the almighty The Only Way Is Essex and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! are both nominated. However, also in the running is Come Dine With Me and Lord Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice.
We’re all really excited about this year’s NTAs and there’s a buzz in the office as we start finalising details for the night.
It’s the only TV award ceremony voted for entirely by the public, so make sure you vote for your favourites at http://www.nationaltvawards.com. We’ll also be Tweeting all the action from The O2 Arena on Wednesday 25th January 2012, revealing all the winners as they are announced, as well as some hot backstage gossip – so make sure you keep your eyes peeled!
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