National Television Awards 2016: who will win and who should win?

Jan 20th 2016 | entertainment | Written by Will Jamieson

As Dermot O’Leary prepares to host this year's National Television Awards from London's O2 Arena, we take a look at who deserves to win this year’s key categories – and who probably will: 

Best Drama 

Nominees: Broadchurch, Casualty, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey 

Will win: Downton Abbey, hands down.

Should win: Downton Abbey. A worthy winner and the perfect send-off for it's final season.


Best Challenge Show 

Nominees: The Apprentice, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, The Great British Bake Off, MasterChef 

Will win: The Great British Bake Off

Should win: Bake Off. It was the most watched show of 2015. Everyone loves it. We love Mary Berry. There was also a lion made out of bread. If that's not worth an award, we don't know what is.


Best International Show 

Nominees: The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black 

Will win: Game of Thrones. 

Should win: Game of Thrones. While the kingdom of Westeros may be up for grabs, this award isn't. Should be in the bag.


Best Talent Show 

Nominees: Britain's Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice UK and The X Factor 

Will win: Strictly Come Dancing.

Should win: Strictly. A vintage year however there's not much competition with The Voice waning and X Factor on it's last legs.


Serial drama

Nominees: Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks

Will win: Flip a coin: Corrie or Eastenders.

Should win: Eastenders. That Bobby Beale storyline had everyone watching.


Best Factual Entertainment 

Nominees: DIY SOS, Gogglebox, Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Top Gear 

Will win: Gogglebox

Should win: Gogglebox, because what's more entertaining than watching people watch TV.


Best Entertainment Programme 

Nominees: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Celebrity Juice, The Graham Norton Show, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 

Will win: I’m a Celeb

Should win: Graham Norton Show should win as he continues to produce the best chat show around, however I'm A Celeb had a strong showing this year thanks to Lady C's antics!

Best TV Presenter 

Nominees: Ant & Dec, Graham Norton, Mel & Sue, Rylan Clark-Neal 

Will win: Ant & Dec. 14 years in a row. And who are we to stand in their way?

Should win: Mel & Sue. Someone else deserves some recognition.


Best New Drama 

Nominees: Doctor Foster, Humans, Ordinary Lies, Poldark 

Will win: Poldark

Should win: Poldark. He takes his top off and everyone likes that. Faces competition from Doctor Foster.


It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte