National Television Awards

National Television Awards
Location The O2 (2010–)
Royal Albert Hall (1996–2008)
Wembley Conference Centre (1995)
Country United Kingdom
Hosted by Eamonn Holmes (1995)
Sir Trevor McDonald (1996–2008)
Dermot O'Leary (2010–)
First awarded 1995
Official website
Television/Radio coverage
Network ITV
Runtime 150 minutes (inc. adverts)
Produced by Indigo Television
Former logo

The National Television Awards (often shortened to NTAs) is a British television awards ceremony, broadcast by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. The National Television Awards are the most prominent ceremony for which the results are voted on by the general public.

The first ceremony was held in August 1995 and was hosted by Eamonn Holmes. From 1996 onwards it was traditionally held annually in October and hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald. McDonald retired from the role after 13 years in 2008. In 2010, the NTAs changed the timing of the event from October to January and Dermot O'Leary took over as host of the ceremony. The 2010 ceremony was hosted at the London O2 for the first time.

Voting process

There are two voting stages: a longlist of nominees featuring the most watched shows and their stars from each channel, based on BARB ratings, is published in September, and the subsequent shortlist of the leading contenders in each category is published in January. The public vote in a nationwide poll via post, telephone and online with the process verified by an independent adjudicator. The results are widely reported in the British media with worldwide media coverage of some categories.


Edition Date Venue Presenter
1st 30 August 1995 Wembley Conference Centre Eamonn Holmes
2nd 9 October 1996 Royal Albert Hall Trevor McDonald
3rd 8 October 1997
4th 27 October 1998
5th 26 October 1999
6th 10 October 2000
7th 23 October 2001
8th 15 October 2002
9th 28 October 2003
10th 26 October 2004
11th 25 October 2005
12th 31 October 2006
13th 31 October 2007
14th 29 October 2008
15th 20 January 2010 The O2 Dermot O'Leary
16th 26 January 2011
17th 25 January 2012
18th 23 January 2013
19th 22 January 2014
20th 21 January 2015
21st 20 January 2016
22nd 25 January 2017

See also

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