Happy Valley and Heartstopper each shortlisted for three TV Choice Awards

Happy Valley and Heartstopper each shortlisted for three TV Choice Awards

Gritty TV drama Happy Valley and LGBT+ romance series Heartstopper have each been shortlisted for three TV Choice Awards.

Creator Sally Wainwright’s final season of Happy Valley on BBC One has seen a raft of nods for Sarah Lancashire’s performance as no-nonsense Catherine Cawood, James Norton as villain Tommy Lee Royce and for the show itself.

Netflix’s Heartstopper was also nominated for best drama series as well as best actor and best actress for Kit Connor and Yasmin Finney.

The shows face competition for best drama series from Yorkshire Dales-set All Creatures Great And Small on Channel 5 and ITV1 detective series Vera.

A best actor nod went to Doctor Who star David Tennant for ITVX’s Litvinenko, a drama about the poisoning of Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko, and Martin Clunes for Doc Martin, while Jenny Agutter for Call The Midwife and Brenda Blethyn for Vera made the best actress shortlist.

Best new drama will go to BBC show Beyond Paradise, a UK-set spin-off from crime series Death In Paradise, Blue Lights, about the Police Service of Northern Ireland, also on the BBC, dystopian drama The Last Of Us on Sky Atlantic, or Netflix’s latest regency-era instalment, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is up for another best reality gong after its 17th win last year.

The celebrity competition, hosted by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, faces competition from Netflix shows At Home With The Furys and Queer Eye along with Claudia Winkleman-presented psychological BBC show The Traitors.

Donnelly and McPartlin-presented Britain’s Got Talent and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, both on ITV1, also received nods for best entertainment show and best talent show.

Channel 4’s Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off and BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing are among their rivals for the awards.

The latest series of ITV1’s Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs is up for best factual show, against Clarkson’s Farm on Prime Video, Channel 5’s Winter On The Farm and 24 Hours In A&E on Channel 4. The nomination comes after entertainer O’Grady died in March.

ITV’s Coronation Street and Emmerdale and the BBC’s EastEnders and will battle it out in the best soap actor, best soap actress and best soap categories.

Doctors, which the BBC has announced will come to an end, has also been nominated for best soap.

ITV1’s This Morning could again lose out on a ninth win – after game show The Chase took home the best daytime show award last year – if BBC One’s Animal Park, Loose Women on ITV1 or Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch is voted the favourite in the public vote.

Channel 4 announced in October that Steph McGovern’s daytime show, launched in 2020, is being axed.

This Morning has also seen the departure of hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the last year.

ITV1’s The 1% Club and The Chase and BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel and Pointless are also vying for best game show.

The 27th edition of the awards will be hosted by comedian Tom Allen on February 12 at the London Hilton in Park Lane.

TV fans can vote at tvchoicemagazine.co.uk until November 14.

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