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I TALK TELLY AWARDS 2020 Nominees

After last year’s hugely successful awards which saw 220,000 votes registered, the I Talk Telly Awards are back for its sixth consecutive year and fans can now cast their vote across 26 different categories.


Leading this year’s nominations with four each are BBC Three’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel Normal People and Michaela Coel’s BBC One series I May Destroy You.


Close behind with three nominations each are ITV drama Des, the 2019 Christmas special of Gavin & Stacey, the last two series of Top Gear and This Morning which will be hoping to make it six years in a row as winner of Best Daytime Show.


When it comes to the soaps, EastEnders lead with 13 nominations, followed by Hollyoaks with eight, Coronation Street with five and Emmerdale with three.


And it’s BBC One who lead this year’s nominations with 55, ahead of ITV’s 33, Channel 4’s 27 and Netflix’s 22.


This year’s awards introduce two new categories; Best International Comedy and Best US Factual which recognise the very best scripted comedy and factual programming from America. These categories replace Best Stand-Up Special. And the Best Newcomer category has been renamed Best Breakthrough, recognising the achievements of people who may have been seen on our screens before.


TV Moment of the Year returns for another year and is the only category whose nominations have been decided by a public vote. The rest have been decided by I Talk Telly’s founder Elliot Gonzalez.


Speaking about this year’s awards, Elliot said “It’s been a tough year for everyone and when we all needed it the most, television was there to entertain. Despite production grinding to a halt in March, 2020 has produced some incredible programming which hasn’t made my job of deciding this year’s nominees any easier. But now I hand it over to the public to have their say. I can’t wait to see who they choose!”


You can vote here and voting closes at 11.59pm on Saturday 21st November with the winners announced on Sunday 6th December.


Full list of nominees:


Best New Comedy


Breeders, Sky One

Code 404, Sky One

The Duchess, Netflix

Feel Good, Channel 4

King Gary, BBC One

Mandy, BBC Two

Staged, BBC One

Trying, Apple TV+



Best Returning Comedy


After Life, Netflix

Friday Night Dinner, Channel 4

Gavin & Stacey, BBC One

Ghosts, BBC One

Home, Channel 4

Inside No.9, BBC Two

Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three

This Country, BBC Three



Best International Comedy


Better Things, BBC Two

Betty, Sky Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sky Comedy

Insecure, Sky Comedy

Ramy, Starz Play

Schitt’s Creek, Netflix

Shrill, BBC Three

Ted Lasso, Apple TV+



Best Comedy Performance


Diane Morgan, Mandy, BBC Two

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three

Jimmy Akingbola, In The Long Run, Sky One

Kayode Ewumi, Enterprice, BBC Three

Laura Checkley, King Gary, BBC One

Nick Mohammed, Intelligence, Sky One

Ricky Gervais, After Life, Netflix

Youssef Kerkour, Home, Channel 4



Best Comedy Partnership


Adrian Scarborough & Julia Davis, Gavin & Stacey, BBC One

Charlie Cooper & Daisy May Cooper, This Country, BBC Three

Charlotte Ritchie & Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Ghosts, BBC One

Daisy Haggard & Martin Freeman, Breeders, Sky One

David Tennant & Michael Sheen, Staged, BBC One

Johnny Vegas & Sian Gibson, Dial M for Middlesbrough, Gold

Jon Richardson & Lucy Beaumont, Meet the Richardsons, Dave

Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton, Inside No.9, BBC Two



Best New Drama


Anthony, BBC One

Des, ITV

Gangs of London, Sky Atlantic

His Dark Materials, BBC One

I Hate Suzie, Sky Atlantic

I May Destroy You, BBC One

Normal People, BBC Thre

Sitting in Limbo, BBC One



Best Returning Drama


The A Word, BBC One

Cold Feet, ITV

Criminal, Netflix

The Crown, Netflix

Doctor Who, BBC One

The End of the F***ing World, Channel 4

Last Tango in Halifax, BBC One

Save Me Too, Sky Atlantic



Best US Drama


Dead to Me, Netflix

Little America, Apple TV+

Little Fires Everywhere, Amazon Prime Video

Mrs America, BBC Two

The Morning Show, Apple TV+

Never Have I Ever, Netflix

The Umbrella Academy, Netflix

Unorthodox, Netflix



Best Dramatic Performance


Billie Piper, I Hate Suzie, Sky Atlantic

Daniel Mays, Des, ITV

David Tennant, Des, ITV

Hayley Squires, Adult Material, Channel 4

Lennie James, Save Me Too, Sky Atlantic

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, BBC One

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You, BBC One

Ruth Wilson, His Dark Materials, BBC One



Best Dramatic Partnership


Alison Steadman & Peter Davison, Life, BBC One

Anne Reid & Derek Jacobi, Last Tango in Halifax, BBC One

Ashley Walters & Noel Clarke, Bulletproof, Sky One

Daisy Edgar-Jones & Paul Mescal, Normal People, BBC Three

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh, Killing Eve, BBC Three

Leon Harrop & Sarah Gordy, The A Word, BBC One

Nadine Marshall & Patrick Robinson, Sitting in Limbo, BBC One

Saskia Reeves & Tom Hollander, Us, BBC One



Best Entertainment Show


A League of Their Own, Sky One

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

The Big Narstie Show, Channel 4

Celebrity Juice, ITV2

Don’t Hate the Playaz, ITV2

The Ranganation, BBC Two

Richard Osman’s House of Games, BBC Two

Would I Lie to You?, BBC One



Best Factual Entertainment Show


Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Dave

First Dates, Channel 4

Gogglebox, Channel 4

Gordon, Gino & Fred: American Road Trip, ITV

Grayson's Art Club, Channel 4

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC Two

Race Across the World, BBC Two

Top Gear, BBC Two



Best International Entertainment Series


America’s Got Talent, Netflix

The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sky Comedy

Nailed It!, Netflix

The Oprah Conversation, Apple TV+

Queer Eye, Netflix

Saturday Night Live, Sky Comedy

Selling Sunset, Netflix

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sky Comedy



Best Reality TV Show


Celebs Go Dating, E4

I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, ITV

Love Island, ITV2

Too Hot to Handle, Netflix



Best Talent Show


Britain’s Got Talent, ITV

The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC One

The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4

Little Mix The Search, BBC One

The Masked Singer UK, ITV

The Rap Game UK, BBC Three

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One

The Voice Kids UK, ITV



Best Daytime Show


The Chase, ITV

Good Morning Britain, ITV

Loose Women, ITV

Pointless, BBC One

The Repair Shop, BBC One

Sunday Brunch, Channel 4

Supermarket Sweep, ITV

This Morning, ITV



Best TV Presenter


Alex Scott, The One Show, BBC One

Alison Hammond, This Morning, ITV

Emma Willis, The Voice UK, ITV

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show, BBC One

Laura Whitmore, Love Island, ITV2

Mo Gilligan, All Star Happy Hour, Channel 4

Stacey Dooley, Secrets from the Square, BBC One

Stephen Mulhern, In for a Penny, ITV



Best TV Presenting Partnership


Alesha Dixon & Jordan Banjo, The Greatest Dancer, BBC One

Ant & Dec, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff & Paddy McGuinness, Top Gear, BBC One

Claudia Winkleman & Tess Daly, Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One

Holly Willoughby & Phillip Schofield, This Morning, ITV

Liam Charles & Tom Allen, Bake Off: The Professionals, Channel 4

Marvin Humes & Rochelle Humes, The Hit List, BBC One

Matt Lucas & Noel Fielding, The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4



Best Documentary


Alex Brooker: Disability and Me, BBC Two

Alison Hammond: Back to School, ITV

Damilola: The Boy Next Door, Channel 4

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, Netflix

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, W

Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia, BBC One

Me, My Brother and Our Balls, BBC Three

Mo Gilligan: Black, British & Funny, Channel 4



Best US Factual


Becoming, Netflix

Disclosure, Netflix

Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, Netflix

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Netflix

The Last Dance, Netflix

McMillions, Sky Documentaries

This is Paris, YouTube

Tiger King, Netflix



Best Breakthrough


Big Zuu, Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Dave

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People, BBC Three

Jayde Adams, Crazy Delicious, Channel 4

Judi Love, Loose Women, ITV

Paul Mescal, Normal People, BBC Three

Toheeb Jimoh, Anthony, BBC One

Weruche Opia, I May Destroy You, BBC One

Yinka Bokinni, Damilola: The Boy Next Door, Channel 4



TV Moment of the Year


Ballum’s “I love you”, EastEnders, BBC One

Blue Peter’s message on racism, Blue Peter, CBBC

Diversity’s BGT performance, Britain’s Got Talent, ITV

Freddie Flintoff’s car bungee jump, Top Gear, BBC Two

Jo Martin’s reveal as The Doctor, Doctor Who, BBC One

Nessa’s proposal to Smithy, Gavin & Stacey, BBC One

Queen Bee being unmasked as Nicola Roberts, The Masked Singer UK, ITV

Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue, The Golden Globes 2020



Best Soap


Coronation Street, ITV

EastEnders, BBC One

Emmerdale, ITV

Hollyoaks, Channel 4



Best Soap Newcomer


Andrea Ali, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Balvinder Sopal, EastEnders, BBC One

Bethannie Hare, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Bobby Gordon, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Gareth Pierce, Coronation Street, ITV

Kate Spencer, Coronation Street, ITV

Rose Ayling-Ellis, EastEnders, BBC One

Stevie Basaula, EastEnders, BBC One



Best Soap Performance


Ashley Taylor Dawson, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Diane Parish, EastEnders, BBC One

Jane Danson, Coronation Street, ITV

Jaz Deol, EastEnders, BBC One

Kelle Bryan, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Lorraine Stanley, EastEnders, BBC One

Olivia Bromley, Emmerdale, ITV

Shona McGarty, EastEnders, BBC One



Best Soap Partnership


Andrea Ali & Bobby Gordon, Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Danny Dyer & Kellie Bright, EastEnders, BBC One

Emma Atkins & Michelle Hardwick, Emmerdale, ITV

Ian Bartholomew & Shelley King, Coronation Street, ITV

Imran Adams & Ross Adams, EastEnders, Channel 4

Jessica Plummer & Toby-Alexander Smith, EastEnders, BBC One

Maisie Smith & Zack Morris, EastEnders, BBC One

Max Bowden & Tony Clay, EastEnders, BBC One

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