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Coronation Street leads NTA soap nominations for Seb's hate crime death

Coronation Street has picked up an impressive four nominations at the National Television Awards 2021.

The full list of nods for the ceremony has now been revealed, with Corrie has receiving four, while fellow soaps Hollyoaks and EastEnders were awarded with three, and Emmerdale with two.

Cobbles star Mollie Gallagher and Sally Carman, who play Nina Lucas and Abi Franklin respectively, will go head-to-head in the best serial drama performance category.

Both actresses have featured heavily in Corrie’s hate-crime story, which saw popular character Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni) beaten to death after he and girlfriend Nina were set upon by Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) and his gang.

Mollie and Sally are up against EastEnders’ Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) and Hollyoaks’ Billy Price (Sid Sumner).

Jude Riordan, who portrays Sam Blakeman on Coronation Street, has also been nominated for Best Newcomer, alongside Hollyoaks’ Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger), EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis (Frankie Lewis), Emmerdale’s Emile John (Ethan Anderson) and Casualty’s Olivia D’Lima (Fenisha Khatri).

Coronation Street itself will compete against fellow soaps EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks in the best serial drama category.

Line of Duty, meanwhile, has picked up several nominations at the event, including a nod for Returning Drama and nominations for stars Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, who are going up against each other in the Drama Performance category.

National Television Awards 2021 nominations shortlist

CHALLENGE SHOW

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
Love Island
The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee

NEW DRAMA

Normal People
It’s A Sin
Bridgerton
Des

TALENT SHOW

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Masked Singer
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing

AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
Rob Burrow: My Year With MND
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency

RETURNING DRAMA

Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
Unforgotten
The Crown

TV PRESENTER

Alison Hammond
Ant and Dec
Bradley Walsh
Holly Willoughby
Piers Morgan

FACTUAL

Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gogglebox
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

DRAMA PERFORMANCE

Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings, Line of Duty)
David Tennant (Dennis Nilsen, Des)
Martin Compston (Steve Arnott, Line of Duty)
Olly Alexander (Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin)
Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming, Line of Duty)

THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Taskmaster
The Graham Norton Show

SERIAL DRAMA

Coronation Street
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE

Billy Price (Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas, Coronation Street)
Sally Carman (Abi Franklin, Coronation Street)

QUIZ GAME SHOW

Beat the Chasers
Celebrity Catchphrase
In For A Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

NEWCOMER

Emile John (Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale)
Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street)
Olivia D’Lima (Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty)
Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks)
Rose Ayling-Ellis (Frankie Lewis, EastEnders)

DAYTIME

Loose Women
The Chase
The Repair Shop
This Morning

COMEDY

After Life
Friday Night Dinner
Sex Education
The Vicar of Dibley

Des and It’s A Sin are also nominated for the best new drama, alongside Netflix’s Bridgerton and the hit adaptation of the book Normal People.

The ceremony will take place at London’s O2 arena in September, with comedian Joel Dommett on hosting duties for the first time.

Voting for the National Television Awards is now open, so make sure you get your votes in before the deadline passes!

Members of the public can cast their votes until noon on the day of the ceremony.

The National Television Awards air on Thursday September 9 at 7:30pm on ITV.

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