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After last year’s hugely successful awards which saw over 265,000 votes registered, the I Talk Telly Awards are back for its fifth consecutive year and fans can now cast their vote.

Leading this year’s nominations with four each are Line of Duty, Strictly Come Dancing, Top Boy and Mo Gilligan who receives nominations for The Big Narstie Show, The Lateish Show and his Netflix stand-up special.

Close behind with three nominations each are After Life, Britain’s Got Talent, The Circle, Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats, The Virtues and This Morning who’ll be hoping to make it five wins in a row as once again the show has been nominated for Best Daytime Show alongside hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby and Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford who’ll be battling it out for Best TV Presenting Partnership.

When it comes to the soaps, EastEnders lead with twelve nominations, followed by Hollyoaks with seven, Emmerdale with six and Coronation Street with five.

And it’s Channel 4 who receive the most nominations this year with 46, compared to 40 for BBC One and 29 for ITV’s main channel.

This year’s awards introduce three new categories; Best US Drama which recognises the very best drama from America, Best Stand-Up Special which recognises the continued rise of specials by comedians on streaming services and TV Moment of the Year which is the only group of nominees decided for by the public as they had total control over which moments made it.

Other changes include Best Factual becoming Best Documentary, Best International Series becoming Best International Entertainment Series and Best US Drama replacing Best Single Drama.

The Special Recognition award will once again be decided solely by Elliot Gonzalez, Founder of I Talk Telly. The winner will be announced alongside the 25 winners from the public vote.

Speaking about this year’s awards, Elliot Gonzalez said “I was blown away by the response to last year’s awards so it was a no brainer to bring them back for a fifth consecutive year. It’s been another brilliant year for television and no matter how hard choosing the nominations has been, - they’ve changed a lot this year - choosing just one favourite to vote for in each category is going to be really difficult and I don’t envy the public at all in having to make that decision.”

Vote now here, voting closes at 10pm on Monday 25th November and the winners will be announced on Sunday 8th December on I Talk Telly.

Full list of nominees:

Best New Comedy

2018 winner: Derry Girls

After Life

Back to Life





This Way Up

Year of the Rabbit

Best Returning Comedy

2018 winner: Peter Kay’s Car Share

Derry Girls



Lee and Dean

Man Like Mobeen


Stath Lets Flats

Two Doors Down

Best Comedy Performance

2018 winner: Diane Morgan, Cunk on Britain

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen

Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats

Jimmy Akingbola, In The Long Run

Natasia Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Ricky Gervais, After Life

Roisin Conaty, GameFace

Susan Wokoma, Year of the Rabbit

Best Comedy Partnership

2018 winner: Paul & Barry Chuckle, Benidorm

Aatif Nawaz & Ali Shahalom, Muzlamic

Aisling Bea & Sharon Horgan, This Way Up

Chris O’Dowd & Rosamund Pike, State of the Union

Ellie White & Natasia Demetriou, Ellie & Natasia

Johnny Vegas & Sian Gibson, Death on the Tyne

Mark O’Sullivan & Miles Chapman, Lee & Dean

Rob Delaney & Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

Samson Kayo & Theo Barklem-Biggs, Sliced

Best New Drama

2018 winner: Bodyguard

The Accident

The Bay

The Capture


Dublin Murders

The Virtues

World on Fire

Years and Years

Best Returning Drama

2018 winner: Doctor Who

Black Mirror

Cold Feet

Keeping Faith

Killing Eve

Line of Duty


Peaky Blinders

Top Boy

Best US Drama

Big Little Lies

Dead to Me






When They See Us

Best Dramatic Performance

2018 winner: Jenna Coleman, The Cry

Adrian Dunbar, Line of Duty

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Idris Elba, Luther

Lesley Manville, World on Fire

Martin Compston, Line of Duty

Ruth Wilson, Mrs Wilson

Sheridan Smith, Cleaning Up

Stephen Graham, The Virtues

Best Dramatic Partnership

2018 winner: Keeley Hawes & Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Ashley Walters & Kane Robinson, Top Boy

Babou Ceesay & Jill Halfpenny, Dark Money

David Tennant & Michael Sheen, Good Omens

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Katherine Kelly & Molly Windsor, Cheat

Mark Strong & Daniel Mays, Temple

Suranne Jones & Sophie Rundle, Gentleman Jack

Vicky McClure & Perry Fitzpatrick, I Am Nicola

Best Entertainment Show

2018 winner: The Graham Norton Show

The Big Narstie Show

Celebrity Juice

Don’t Hate the Playaz

The Graham Norton Show

Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule

The Last Leg

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan


Best Factual Entertainment Show

New category replacing Best Factual. 2018 winner: Gordon, Gino & Fred’s Road Trip.

Celebrity Coach Trip

Celebrity Gogglebox

First Dates

Flirty Dancing

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Race Across the World

Top Gear

Best International Entertainment Series

2018 winner: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee


The Late Late Show with James Corden

Nailed It

Queer Eye

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Best Reality TV Show

2018 winner: I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Celebs Go Dating

Celebs on the Farm

The Circle

I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Love Island

The Only Way is Essex

Best Talent Show

2018 winner: The Great British Bake Off

Britain’s Got Talent

The Great British Bake Off

The Greatest Dancer

The Rap Game UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice Kids UK

The X Factor: Celebrity

Best Daytime Show

2018 winner: This Morning

Good Morning Britain

Jeremy Vine

Loose Women


Sunday Brunch

This Morning

Best TV Presenter

2018 winner: Declan Donnelly, Britain’s Got Talent

Caroline Flack, Love Island

Dermot O’Leary, The X Factor: Celebrity

Emma Willis, The Circle

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Mo Gilligan, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Rylan Clark-Neal, Strictly: It Takes Two

Stephen Mulhern, Britain’s Got More Talent

Zoe Ball, Strictly: It Takes Two

Best TV Presenting Partnership

2018 winner: Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby, This Morning

Alesha Dixon & Ashley Banjo, The Greatest Dancer

Ant & Dec, Britain’s Got Talent

Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford, This Morning

Marvin Humes & Rochelle Humes, The Hit List

Noel Fielding & Sandi Toksvig, The Great British Bake Off

Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby, This Morning

Piers Morgan & Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain

Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman, Strictly Come Dancing

Best Documentary

Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Jade: The Reality Star who Changed Britain

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Kathy Burke’s All Woman

Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me

Nadiya: Anxiety and Me

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Best Stand-Up Special

Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

Chris Ramsey: Approval Needed

Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Mo Gilligan: Momentum

Best Newcomer

2018 winner: Mandip Gill, Doctor Who

Charly Clive, Pure

Kayode Ewumi, Enterprice

Micheal Ward, Top Boy

Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education

Niamh Algar, The Virtues

Simbiatu Ajikawo, Top Boy

Tim Renkow, Jerk

Youssef Kerkour, Home

TV Moment of the Year

Charity proposes to Vanessa, Emmerdale

Daniel’s death, Years and Years

“I am a Derry Girl!”, Derry Girls

John Corbett is brutally killed, Line of Duty

“Just kneel”, Fleabag

Rana dies in Kate’s arms, Coronation Street

Richard Madeley reveals himself as “Judy”, The Circle

“You tubby little ginger c***”, After Life

Best Soap

2018 winner: Coronation Street

Coronation Street




Best Soap Newcomer

2018 winner: Ash Palmisciano, Emmerdale

Imran Adams, Hollyoaks

Jessica Plummer, EastEnders

Jurell Carter, Emmerdale

Kara-Leah Fernandes, EastEnders

Max Bowden, EastEnders

Nathan Graham, Coronation Street

Niamh Blackshaw, Hollyoaks

Toby-Alexander Smith, EastEnders

Best Soap Performance

2018 winner: Shayne Ward, Coronation Street

Alison King, Coronation Street

Amy Walsh, Emmerdale

Danny Walters, EastEnders

Gillian Wright, EastEnders

Kieron Richardson, Hollyoaks

Louisa Lytton, EastEnders

Stephanie Davis, Hollyoaks

Zack Morris, EastEnders

Best Soap Partnership

2018 winner: Kieron Richardson & Parry Glasspool, Hollyoaks

Adam Woodward & Anna Passey, Hollyoaks

Aedan Duckworth & Talia Grant, Hollyoaks

Danny Miller & Ryan Hawley, Emmerdale

Emma Atkins & Michelle Hardwick, Emmerdale

Imran Adams & Ross Adams, EastEnders

Katie McGlynn & Rob Mallard, Coronation Street

Max Bowden & Tony Clay, EastEnders

Roger Griffiths & Kara-Leah Fernandes, EastEnders

Vote now here, voting closes at 10pm on Monday 25th November and the winners will be announced on Sunday 8th December on I Talk Telly.


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