Victoria and Poldark go head to head again in the 2017 NTAs
Sunday night television hits Poldark and Victoria are set to rekindle their rivalry as they face one another in the 2017 National Television Awards.
The shortlist was announced today and sees the two popular shows compete in the hotly contested new category, Period Drama. Alongside Poldark and Victoria, and definitely not to be discounted, are Call The Midwife, Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things. The nomination for the Netflix hit Stranger Things is the first ever National Television Award nomination for an original programme from a streaming service.
The Drama category is also hotly contested, with the popular adaptation of The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston up against the renewed Cold Feet and the US phenomenon that is Game of Thrones.
Hiddleston is also up for the Best Dramatic Performance gong, alongside Peaky Blinders‘ Cillian Murphy, Happy Valley‘s Sarah Lancashire and Victoria‘s Jenna Coleman.
In soaps, EastEnders star Lacey Turner is up for yet another award for her applauded performance as Stacey Slater, who suffered postpartum psychosis at the start of 2016. Hoping to take her on are Coronation Street‘s Jack P Shepherd, and Emmerdale‘s Danny Miller and Natalie J Robb.
Of course, there are some categories that might not be quite so highly contested – Ant and Dec are up for their sixteenth consecutive NTA for Best Presenter. They’ll face competition from Mel & Sue, Gary Lineker, James Corden and Rylan Clark-Neal.
The final round of voting for the 2017 National Television Awards begins today. Telly fans can vote for free online at www.nationaltvawards.com or by phone on 0905 647 2017 (calls cost 25p per minute).
The National Television Awards ceremony will take place on January, 25 2017 at The 02 London, where Dermot O’Leary will host. It will be broadcast live on ITV.