Graham Norton, Mary Berry, and (of course) Ant & Dec are amongst the biggest winners at the National Television Awards 2017.
Coming live from the O2 in London, the NTAs are the only awards voted for completely by the general public, and some of the biggest faces in the entertainment world came together for this year’s glamorous ceremony.
Ant & Dec were, unsurprisingly, the biggest victors of the night, picking up three prizes; I’m A Celeb picked up Challenge Show, their Saturday Night Takeaway was crowned best entertainment program, and, for the SIXTEENTH year in a row, they were named Best TV Presenters.
Though this may seem to be a blow for their chief rival, BBC’s Graham Norton, he picked up this year’s Special Recognition Award. Norton was emotional as actor Hugh Bonneville handed him the prize, with close friends Dolly Parton, Will Smith, Mel Giedroyc, and Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren heralding his prestigious career via video messages.
Mary Berry was also reduced to tears when the cutest presenters of the night, Gogglesprogs‘ William and Molly, awarded her with Best TV Judge. Host Dermot O’Leary’s jokes about Great British Bake Off‘s controversial defection to Channel 4 didn’t appear to be taken too well by Berry, whose ex-co-star Paul Hollywood was notably absent.
Emmerdale triumphed as Best Serial Drama for the first time ever, stealing the prize from usual winners EastEnders and Coronation Street. However, they did have their own victories, with Enders‘ Lacey Turner named Best Soap Actress, and Corrie‘s Faye Brookes winning Best Newcomer. Sarah Lancashire won Best Performance for her role as Catherine Cawood in the acclaimed Happy Valley, and Holly and Phillip were delighted to take Best Magazine Show for This Morning.
Here’s a list of the full winners:
- TV Presenter – Ant & Dec
- Daytime Program – The Chase
- TV Judge – Mary Berry
- Serial Drama Performance – EastEnders‘ Lacey Turner
- Serial Drama Newcomer – Coronation Street‘s Faye Brookes
- Entertainment Program – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
- Drama Performance – Sarah Lancashire
- Live Magazine Show – This Morning
- Factual Entertainment – Gogglebox
- Period Drama – Call the Midwife
- Drama – Casualty
- Comedy – Mrs Brown’s Boys
- Serial Drama – Emmerdale
- Challenge Show – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
- Talent Show – Strictly Come Dancing
- Special Recognition – Graham Norton