Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman nominated for NTA 2014

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Cumberbatch and Colman have been nominated for the National Television Award 2014's TV Detective gong, but with stiff competition from Idris Elba, Bradley Walsh and David Tennant

Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman have been nominated for a National Television Award 2014. 

The Sherlock star and the Broadchurch actress will go head-to-head for the new TV Detective gong at this year's ceremony, taking place at London's o2 on Wednesday January 22. 

Idris Elba will also battle it out for the prize after being recognised for his role in Luther, along with Bradley Walsh for Law & Order UK, Suranne Jones for Scott & Bailey and David Tennant for his part in Broadchurch

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec could receive their thirteenth consecutive best presenter award after receiving a flood of nominations, but they will have to fight off stiff competition from Keith Lemon, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Dermot O'Leary.

Despite a dip in ratings this year, The X Factor has been short-listed for the Talent Show prize, along with rival show Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's Got Talent and The Voice UK.

Long-standing rivals EastEnders and Coronation Street will fight against each other, along with Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, to be crowned the winner of the Serial Drama category. While Broadchurch will battle it out against Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, and Doctor Who for the Best Drama award. 

The National Television Awards will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary and the winners will be chosen by the public in a nationwide poll.

The full list of nominations of the National Television Awards 2014 are as follows:

Talent Show:

The X Factor
Strictly Come Dancing
Britain's Got Talent
Dancing on Ice
The Voice UK

Serial Drama:

Coronation Street
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Comedy:

Derek
Mrs Brown's Boys
The Big Bang Theory
Miranda

Drama:

Broadchurch
Call The Midwife
Downton Abbey
Doctor Who

Drama Performance:

Maggie Smith – (Downton Abbey)
Matt Smith – (Doctor Who)
Martin Clunes – (Doc Martin)
Miranda Hart – (Call The Midwife)

Factual Entertainment:

The Great British Bake Off
Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs
An Idiot Abroad
Top Gear

Daytime:

Pointless
The Chase
This Morning
The Jeremy Kyle Show

Newcomer:

Khali Best – (EastEnders)
Michelle Hardwick – (Emmerdale)
Marc Baylis – (Coronation Street)
Anna Passey – (Hollyoaks)

Serial Drama Performance:

David Neilson – (Coronation Street)
Julie Hesmondhalgh – (Coronation Street)
Jessie Wallace – (EastEnders)
Michelle Keegan – (Coronation Street)

Documentary Series:

Educating Yorkshire
Paul O'Grady's Working Britain
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald

Entertainment Programme:

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Juice
The Graham Norton Show

Entertainment Presenter:

Dermot O'Leary
Ant & Dec
Keith Lemon
Alan Carr
Graham Norton

TV Detective:

David Tennant – (Broadchurch)
Olivia Colman – (Broadchurch)
Idris Elba – (Luther)
Bradley Walsh – (Law & Order UK)
Suranne Jones – (Scott & Bailey)
Benedict Cumberbatch – (Sherlock)

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