Are we surprised? Well, not really, although there were some tremendous performances nominated for each category of the National Television Awards. Best TV Detective went to Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock, but he was up against some incredible competition. Performances by Idris Elba in Luther (an amazing show), David Tennant and Olivia Coleman in Broadchurch (again…amazing), Suranne Jones in Scott & Bailey and Bradley Walsh in Law and Order UK were among the nominees.
Of course, if you give Benedict a camera…goofiness ensues.
The award for Best Drama went to Doctor Who because…well, it is amazing, even up against nominees such as Broadchurch and Downton Abbey. Matt Smith also took home the award for Most Popular Drama Performance…well, took home…he didn’t actually get to attend the awards show either. He’s in the middle of American Psycho (the play, silly people, the play!), but he did send an acceptance via video. You can watch that here.
‘Til next time,