The shortlist for the 2018 National Television Awards (NTA) has been released and Emmerdale has made the cut in the nominations for Best Serial Drama. Actor Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Dingle, is shortlisted for the third time in the Best Serial Drama Performance category, while Ned Porteous, who plays the newly revealed Joseph Tate, is in the running for Best Serial Newcomer.

Emmerdale shortlisted in the NTAs

Voters now have the power to decide who will emerge victorious at the star-studded NTA ceremony, broadcast live on ITV on 23rd January 2018 from The O2 London and hosted by the inimitable Dermot O’Leary.

Emmerdale won it’s first NTA in 2017 for Best Serial Drama after years of being in the nominations and none of the cast have won one of the individual awards.

Danny has strong competition in the Performance category with Coronation Street stalwart Barbara Knox aka Rita Fairclough also nominated alongside cast mate Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt. Joining them is former winner Lacey Turner from Eastenders.

The soap categories are:

Serial Drama

Emmerdale, NTA nominee

Coronation Street




Serial Drama Performance

Danny Miller is an NTA nominee

Barbara Knox, Rita Tanner, Coronation Street

Danny Miller, Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale

Lacey Turner, Stacey Fowler, EastEnders

Lucy Fallon, Bethany Platt, Coronation Street

Serial Newcomer

Ned Porteous, NTA Nominee

Danny Walters, Keanu Taylor, EastEnders

Nathan Morris, Milo Entwistle, Hollyoaks

Ned Porteous, Tom Waterhouse, Emmerdale

Rob Mallard, Daniel Osbourne, Coronation Street

How to vote
You can vote free online at OR you can vote by phone: 0905 647 2018. Calls cost 25p per minute, plus your network access charge, and should last no longer than seven minutes. Votes must be in by noon on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
All new votes will be added to those already submitted in the first round of voting and the results will be revealed at the NTA ceremony, LIVE, on ITV from The O2 London on 23rd January 2018.
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