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National Television Awards 2014 nominees revealed: Voting opens

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The National Television Awards 2014 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2014 awards take place at London's O2 on January 22.

The National Television Awards 2012 with host Dermot O'Leary


A new category at the 2014 awards is 'TV Detective of the Year', which will see Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch going head to head with Broadchurch duo David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

Ant and Dec are returning to battle for their 13th consecutive 'Entertainment Presenter' win, but will face competition this year from Holly Willoughby, NTAs host O'Leary, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Downton Abbey dominates the 'Drama Performance' category with Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Jim Carter all hoping to make the shortlist.

The 'Talent Show' category will once again be a fierce battle ground for Simon Cowell and the BBC. The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, The Voice UK and Strictly Come Dancing will be hoping to take home the win.

The X Factor 2013 judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow

© ITV / Thames/Syco

The X Factor

Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Will.i.am return for the second series of The Voice

© BBC / Wall to Wall

The Voice UK



David Walliams's Big School, Ricky Gervais's Derek and ITV's Vicious are among the new shows in the 'Comedy' category, who will all be hoping to beat last year's winner Mrs Brown's Boys.

Meanwhile, the 'Documentary' list includes four TV heavyweights; Sir David Attenborough's Africa, Michael Palin's Brazil, Sir Trevor McDonald's Inside Death Row and Paul O'Grady's Working Britain.

Viewers can vote free online at www.nationaltvawards.com or by calling the NTA vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Voting closes at a minute to midnight on October 11, 2013. The shortlist is announced in January when the final round of voting begins.

The 2014 NTA Categories are:
Entertainment Programme
Talent Show
Drama
Factual Entertainment
Documentary
Comedy
Serial Drama
Serial Drama Performance
Entertainment Presenter
Daytime
Newcomer
Drama Performance
TV Detective

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