Last night ITV showcased the 23rd National Television Awards hosted by Dermot O’Leary. The National Television Awards is Britain’s leading TV awards event where all the winners are chosen exclusively by you. Many millions of votes are cast each year via post, telephone and online. The results are revealed live on ITV from The O2 London in a spectacular celebration of the nation’s most loved stars and shows.
The show opened with a comedy sketch featuring Piers Morgan and Dermot O’Leary. Not an obvious comedy duo but it worked. Ant & Dec won 3 awards that night taking their total to an outstanding amount of 32 NTA awards. This will surely never be rivalled. The awards were for: TV Presenter; Challenge Show (I’m A Celebrity) and The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award. This Morning won the award for best Daytime TV and Strictly Come Dancing was voted Best Talent Show.
Unfortunately for Simon Cowell, David Walliams won the TV Judge award for Britain’s Got Talent for the second time in a row beating Paul Hollywood, Will.I.Am and Simon himself. Poppy from the YJA Newsroom watches the show every year and was very happy to see ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ win an award for’Best Challenge Show’. She said, “Ant’s speech was very emotional, especially after the tough year he has had.”
David Attenborough got the Impact Award for Blue Planet II which brought everyone to tears. Doctor Foster won 2 awards; one for Drama and one for Suranne Jones which was a Drama Performance. For Serial Drama, Lucy Fallon won the performance from Coronation Street and Emmerdale won the serial drama award. Eleanor from YJA loved when David Attenborough received his Impact Award for Blue Planet II. She said “It was so inspiring to see him win, what a legend!”
The comedy programme was given to Peter Kay’s car share; the crime drama was given to Broadchurch; Paul O’Grady got the award for Special Recognition and Gogglebox got Factual Entertainment Programme.
Did you predict any of the winners? Do you disagree with any of the publics selections? Comment below.
Abi, Yr 9
Boston High Newsroom