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NTAs: Karen Gillan, Miranda Hart - Who should win 'Best Actress'?

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The National Television Awards are only a couple of days away and here at Digital Spy, the hot topic of discussion is 'who should win?'.

We've debated 'Best Drama' and 'Best Talent Show' and today we want your thoughts on the best leading lady on the box.

Who should take home the 'Best Actress' title on Wednesday (January 23) night? Gillan, Hart, Jones or Smith?

Karen Gillan (Doctor Who)
Doctor Who S07E03 - 'A Town Called Mercy': Amy Pond (KAREN GILLAN)

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Doctor Who has an impressive pedigree at the NTAs - dating back to the Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston era - and Gillan and Matt Smith both took home gongs in 2012. But with the spotlight shifting to new girl in town Jenna-Louise Coleman, it's not a done deal for KG. However, it would be harsh for the flame-haired Scot to miss out after such an emotional and powerful farewell from the franchise.

Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife)
'Call The Midwife' cast

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Whether people will be voting for Miranda as Chummy, the bit-part comic relief in Call The Midwife, or for Miranda, the all-conquering sitcom star is open to debate. However, the popularity of the larger-than-life comic can't be underestimated (her sitcom's ratings are through the roof) and she's proved in Midwife that she can do a decent turn with the serious stuff as well.

Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey)
Scott & Bailey (Lesley Sharp & Suranne Jones)

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If it was up to us, Suranne would win the gong for her deadpan work in the fabulously silly Charlie Brooker spoof Touch of Cloth. However, she's also pretty nifty in ITV cop show procedural Scott & Bailey, where her double act with Lesley Sharp has won her critical praise, big ratings and loyal fans. It would be a surprise win on Wednesday, but not an undeserved one.

Sheridan Smith (Mrs Biggs)
'Mrs Biggs' still: Sheridan Smith as Chairman Biggs and Daniel Mays as Ronnie Biggs

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If it was down to us and we were voting for best individual performance rather than for the show we loved most, we'd hand the gong to Sheridan Smith right now. Her emotional and affecting role as Charmian Biggs, the wife of infamous Great Train Robber Ronnie, showcased an actress at the top of her game who brought subtlety and weight to a complex character.

Who should win 'Best Actress'?
Karen Gillan44.39%
Miranda Hart34.73%
Suranne Jones8.39%
Sheridan Smith12.49%


Who do you think should win? Let us know below!

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