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National Television Awards 2022 — voting details, nominees, air date, host, new venue and all about this year's NTAs

The National Television Awards 2022 is hosted again by Joel Dommett, but this time it's at Wembley.
The National Television Awards 2022 is hosted again by Joel Dommett, but this time it's at Wembley. (Image credit: ITV)

The National Television Awards 2022 has come around again, so it's time to celebrate all things telly and vote for your favourite stars and shows. 

In partnership with What’s On TV magazine, the glittering ceremony will see our favourite stars and the best-loved shows of the year rewarded with the most coveted accolades around. The NTAs are unique in being the only UK TV awards ceremony where all the winners are chosen exclusively by the public via a huge nationwide poll. Take a good look at the nominees (see below) before you vote.

There's a change of venue for the live NTAs this year. For 2022 only the NTAs switch from London's O2 to take place at  London's OVO Arena, Wembley. So you can watch the best on TV as they take to the famous red carpet there. The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett is back hosting the NTAs again in 2022.

Joel says: "I'm so happy to have been asked back. There's already been some terrific TV this year, so I can't wait to see which shows the viewers pick as their winners. Plus, I've always wanted to shout the immortal words 'Hello, Wembley!'..."

Get ready for the most exciting night of telly awards, with exciting new categories, exclusive live performances and surprise VIP guests. So here's everything you need to know about The National Television Awards 2022...

National Television Awards 2022 air date 

The National Television Awards 2022 will be broadcast live from Wembley Arena on Thursday September 15 on ITV.

Nominees for the The National Television Awards 2022

Nominees for the long-list voting for The National Television Awards 2022 are announced and we've picked out the NTAs 2022 nominee highlights for you here right here...

One of the most exciting NTA battles will be for New Drama. There were a feast of fantastic shows and among the nominees are The Thief His Wife and The Canoe, Vigil, This Is Going To Hurt, Time, Heartstopper, The Ipcress File, The Responder and The Tourist.

It’s an all-out battle for the Returning Drama category, too, with Death in Paradise, Gentleman Jack, Call The Midwife, The Split and Casualty all in the running. 

You can also pick your favourite actors for the Drama Performance award with nominees including the wonderful Ben Whishaw for This Is Going To Hurt, Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope, Claire Foy for her racy Duchess of Argyll in A Very British Scandal, Jonathan Bailey for his Regency super-stud Anthony Bridgerton, Jodie Whittaker for her final year as Doctor Who, plus Lily James for her portrayal of Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy

For the Rising Star Award Kit Connor is nominated for rugby-loving Nick Nelson in Heartstopper and he's against his co-star Joe Locke who played Charlie.

This year there are some new categories to including a brand-new Expert award with Sir David Attenborough (The Green Planet) fighting with the likes of Jay Blades (The Repair Shop), Patrick Grant and Esme Young (The Great British Sewing Bee) and The Great British Bake Off judges Pru Leith  and Paul Hollywood. The other new category, for Talent Show Judge, features top names such as sisters Oti and Motsi Mabuse, will.i.am and Simon Cowell.

As usual, soaps battle is set to be as intense as ever. Coronation Street won Serial Drama in 2021 but can they beat off EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Doctors and the Aussie soaps this time? The Serial Drama Performance award has strong contenders too. Can Danny Dyer bag a win before his final duf-dufs in EastEnders, while pitted against Mark Charnock for Marlon’s stroke recovery in Emmerdale and Sally Carman for Abi’s woes in Corrie

There are still plenty of other telly favourites up for an NTA gong, including Derry Girls, Ghosts, The Outlaws, After Life and Hard Cell, all fighting it out for the Comedy Award, while Strictly is up against The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer, plus RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for Talent Show.

Some of TV’s famous faces got personal this past year, as the Authored Documentary award sees the late singer Tom Parker’s brave documentary Inside My Head nominated, alongside Julia Bradbury for her breast cancer film, while last year’s winner Kate Garraway is back for her family update in Caring For Derek.

And might this be Holly Willoughby’s year to steal Ant & Dec’s TV Presenter crown? The comedy duo have won for a record 20 years, but there’s stiff competition for Holly, with Joel Dommett, Bradley Walsh, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Dermot O’Leary, Emma Willis, Graham Norton and her This Morning co-host Philip Schofield also up for the gong

With the voting now open, it’s all up to you! Read on below for how to vote...

Best New Drama? Vigil

Best New Drama! Vigil is nominated as is Suranne Jones for the submarine thriller. (Image credit: BBC/World Productions)

Eddie Marsan and Monica Dolan as John and Anne Darwin in The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe.

Eddie Marsan and Monica Dolan as John and Anne Darwin in The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe. The drama and both actors get NTAs 2022 nominations. (Image credit: ITV)

Heartstopper stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie.

Heartstopper stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie. The show and both actors are nominated. (Image credit: Netflix)

Danny Dyer attends the BAFTA TV Awards in 2019.

EastEnders star Danny Dyer has some stiff competition from other soap actors. (Image credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Voting for The National TV Awards 2022

Nominees for the long-list voting for The National Television Awards 2022 are announced see above, so you can get voting. 

Voting is easy — you can vote free online at the official NTAs website nationaltvawards.com. All votes must be in by 11pm on Monday 6 June 2022. You can also see our guide to the NTAs and all nominees at www.whattowatch.com. The NTA shortlist will be revealed in August when the final round of voting begins. Winners will be announced live at the ceremony on ITV on 15 September 2022 (see full Terms & Conditions at www.nationaltvawards.com).

Trophy for The National Television Awards.

Who'll win The National Television Award trophy in 2022? (Image credit: ITV)

You can be there — how to get tickets to the NTAs

If you'd like to head for Wembley to attend The National Television Awards on September 15 2022, tickets are on pre-sale now at nationaltvawards.com. Wembley here we come!

The National Television Awards 2022 are on their way!

The National Television Awards 2022 are on their way! (Image credit: ITV/Indigo TV)

Our recap on what happened at the NTAs 2021?

Line of Duty cast.

Line of Duty won the NTAs' Special Recognition Award in 2021. (Image credit: BBC)

Last year’s NTAs ceremony was hosted by The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett, who took over from previous host David Walliams, and is again hosting in 2022. The event saw the juggernaut that is Line of Duty scoop the coveted Special Recognition award. Few were surprised when Ant and Dec were given the best TV presenter award for the 20th time, while Gogglebox was voted the best factual show. 

David Tennant won best drama performance for his incredible turn as serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV drama Des. Kate Garraway scooped best-authored documentary for her moving film Finding Derek, about her husband Derek Draper’s battle with Covid, while Coronation Street beat EastEnders to the title of best serial drama. Corrie’s Molly Gallagher won best serial drama performance for her turn as Nina Lucas and her hate crime storyline while Ricky Gervais was awarded best comedy for his Netflix show After Life. This Morning was crowned best daytime show while Beat The Chasers was the best quiz show game. The Great British Bake Off, It’s a Sin, I’m a Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing also received awards. 

Nicholas Cannon
Nicholas Cannon

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.