TV Choice Awards 2021: shortlist nominations announced

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by Carl Smith |
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The TV Choice Awards have revealed the shortlist nominations for this year's gongs, with Line of Duty leading the pack.

The popular awards, which celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, honour the nation’s favourite TV shows and stars, voted purely by an audience of 600,000+ TV fans.

This year’s winners will be announced online at in early September giving TV fans the chance to watch the reactions of the winning programmes and stars in categories ranging from drama to comedy, entertainment to factual and of course, our much-loved soaps.

CHECK OUT TV Choice Awards 2021 nominations


TV Choice Awards 2021 nominations

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Best Drama Series

The Crown (Netflix)Death In Paradise (BBC1)Line of Duty (BBC1)Unforgotten (ITV)

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Best Family Drama

Call The Midwife (BBC1)Casulty (BBC1)The Mandalorian (Disney+)WandaVision (Disney+)

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CREDIT: Netflix

Best New Drama

All Creatures Great And Small (C5)Bridgerton (Netflix)It's A Sin (C4)The Queen's Gambit (Netflix)

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Best Entertainment Show, in association with Greatest Hits Radio

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox (C4)The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)Taskmaster (C4)

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Best Reality Show

The Circle/The Celebrity Circle For Stand Up To Cancer (C4)First Dates/First Dates Hotel/Teen First Dates (C4/E4)I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV)Sam & Billie: The Mummy Diaries (ITVBe)

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Best Comedy

Family Guy (ITV2)Ghosts (BBC1)Not Going Out (BBC!)The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown (BBC1)

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Best Talent Show

Dancing On Ice (ITV)The Great British Bake Off/The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer/Junior Bake Off (C4)The Masked Singer (ITV)Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Best Lifestyle Show

DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1)Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly (C5)Long Lost Family (ITV)The Martin Lewis Money Show Live (ITV)

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Best Daytime Show

The Chase (ITV)Loose Women (ITV)Pointless/Pointless Celebrities (BBC1)This Morning (ITV)

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Best Actor

Olly Alexander, It's A Sin (C4)Martin Compston, Line Of Duty (BBC1)Adrian Dunbar, Line Of Duty (BBC1)Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton (Netflix)

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CREDIT: Netflix

Best Actress

Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix)Phoebe Dynevor, Bridgerton (Netflix)Vicky McClure, Line Of Duty (BBC1)Nicola Walker, Unforgotten (ITV)

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Best Factual Show

24 Hours In A&E (C4)24 Hours In Police Custody (C4)Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad (ITV)Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs (ITV)

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Best Food Show

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic)James Martin's Saturday Morning (ITV)Saturday Kitchen (BBC1)Sunday Brunch (C4)

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Best Soap Actor

Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders (BBC1)Chris Gascoyne, Peter Barlow, Coronation Street (ITV)Bradley Johnson, Vinny Dingle, Emmerdale (ITV)David Neilson, Roy Cropper, Coronation Street (ITV)

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Best Soap Actress

Sally Carman, Abi Franklin, Coronation Street (ITV)Kellie Bright, Linda Carter, EastEnders (BBC1)Shelley King, Yasmeen Metcalfe, Coronation Street (ITV)Isobel Steele, Liv Flaherty, Emmerdale (ITV)

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Best Soap

Coronation Street (ITV)EastEnders (BBC1)Emmerdale (ITV)Hollyoaks (C4)

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In what has been a bumper year for TV, Line of Duty dominates the shortlist with four nominations. As well as it's Best Drama Series nomination, Vicky McClure is up for Best Actress while both Stephen Graham and Adrian Dunbar are in the running for Best Actor.

Bridgerton isn't far behind with three nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress nods for Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor.

After scoring triple success last year with Best Soap Actor, Best Soap Actress and Best Soap, will Coronation Street reign supreme once again or will the likes of EastEnders and Emmerdale be able to knock them off the top spot? Only the viewers can decide who’ll be celebrating in September.

It's also been announced that comedian Rob Beckett will host this year's awards.

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Over the last year, TV has remained a vital source of entertainment, with many discovering new genres and ways of watching TV than ever before.

The 2021 TV Choice Awards shortlist nominations will be open from 15 June until midnight on 25 June.

Viewers will be able to log on to to see the full list of broadcasters and nominees and cast their vote for old favourites, exciting new discoveries and guilty pleasures.

Jon Peake, editor of TV Choice magazine commented, “In what’s been a busy year for TV, there was a lot of competition to make the shortlist. Our longlist left no stone un-turned and was the largest we have ever had. Now, readers and viewers have decided who or what constitutes the best of television over the past year and we look forward to seeing who’ll triumph.”

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