National Television Awards 2020: Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack and Peaky Blinders ...

The shortlist for the 2020 National Television Awards have been revealed.

Leading the nominations are Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack and Peaky Blinders who are set to battle it out in the various drama categories, along with the Golden Globe and Emmy winning comedy Fleabag.

After their triumphant returns to screens this year, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have also been nominated for Best Presenter for the 19th year in a row, and are set to once again go head-to-head with This Morning veteran Holly Willoughby.

Iconic: The shortlist for the 2020 National Television Awards has been revealed and Killing Eve is leading the pack with two nominations

Iconic: The shortlist for the 2020 National Television Awards has been revealed and Killing Eve is leading the pack with two nominations

Another triumphant year of TV the most hotly contested category is for Drama, which will see Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Line Of Duty, Call The Midwife and Casualty go head-to-head for the top prize.

Line Of Duty left viewers gripped in the spring when it returned with its fifth series, while Killing Eve has also been praised by fans despite the departure of showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Gentleman Jack - which was praised by viewers for Suranne's performance as  the 19th Century lesbian Anne Lister - has been nominated for Best New Drama against Chernobyl, A Confession, Cleaning Up and The Capture.

Sensational: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have received their 19th nomination in the TV presenter category, following Ant's triumphant return to TV

Sensational: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have received their 19th nomination in the TV presenter category, following Ant's triumphant return to TV

Exciting: Jodie Comer has been nominated for Drama Performance, while Killing Eve will compete in the Drama category

Exciting: Jodie Comer has been nominated for Drama Performance, while Killing Eve will compete in the Drama category

Sensational: Gentleman Jack's Suranne Jones has been nominated for the acclaimed drama

Amazing: Cillian Murphy also received a nod for her performance in Peaky Blinders

Sensational: Gentleman Jack's Suranne Jones (left) and Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy will go head to head to Jodie, and both shows are also up for New Drama and Drama respectively

Sensational: Idris Elba also received a nod for Drama Performance for his performance as the ruthless detective Luther

Sensational: Idris Elba also received a nod for Drama Performance for his performance as the ruthless detective Luther

Showstopping: Casualty's Michael Stephenson has also been recognised for a groundbreaking storyline exploring his character Iain Dean's struggles with mental health

Showstopping: Casualty's Michael Stephenson has also been recognised for a groundbreaking storyline exploring his character Iain Dean's struggles with mental health

Chernobyl has also been acclaimed as one of the greatest TV shows in history, and won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday by scooping Best Limited Series or TV Movie.

Many of these show's stars are also set to battle it out in Serial Drama Performance, which consists of Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Idris Elba (Luther), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack) and Michael Stevenson (Casualty).

Peaky Blinders has continued to be a huge success with its fifth series earning the show's highest ratings ever, and writer Stephen Knight has already confirmed it will be returning for series six.

Up against it: Following its gripping fifth series, Line Of Duty has been nominated in the Drama category alongside Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve, Call The Midwife and Casualty

Up against it: Following its gripping fifth series, Line Of Duty has been nominated in the Drama category alongside Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve, Call The Midwife and Casualty

Sensational: Chernobyl has been nominated in the New Drama category, and will compete against A Confession, Cleaning Up, Gentleman Jack and The Capture

Sensational: Chernobyl has been nominated in the New Drama category, and will compete against A Confession, Cleaning Up, Gentleman Jack and The Capture

Meanwhile Jodie has already won a slew of awards for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle, and it remains to be seen whether she will add an NTA to her collection. 

Ant made a triumphant return to screens in January alongside presenting partner, after he took a hiatus in 2018 following his drink-drive arrest.

It seems the presenting duo are more beloved than ever as they have been nominated for TV Presenter for the 19th year in a row.

Doing well: Ant and Dec have received yet another nomination following their return to screens as a duo, and it remains to be seen whether it will be 19 years in a row

Doing well: Ant and Dec have received yet another nomination following their return to screens as a duo, and it remains to be seen whether it will be 19 years in a row

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