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An Evening Of Glitz & Glamour At The NTAs

Megan D’Arcy, Account Manager

Last night, some of the Publicasity team donned their party shoes and headed to the National Television Awards with our clients from Heineken. A few of our trade journalists came along to join us for what was an entertaining evening of hospitality, glitz and, of course, celeb-spotting. The show was great fun, we saw all the celebs on stage, danced along to the live music and laughed all the way through the presentation of the special recognition award to Billy Connolly.

With young people watching less tv and instead opting for streaming services, it was great to see Orange Is The New Black included in the International category. We wonder when dramas like OITNB Narcos and The Man in the High Tower, will be included across all categories? The awards celebrated their 21st show last night, but with viewing figures falling, will there still be a place for it in its traditional format in another 21 years? Perhaps we’ll be invited to attend the ‘The Streamies’ instead!

What an incredible view!

What an incredible view!

Winners

Challenge Show – The Great British Bake Off

GBBO

Live Magazine Show – This Morning

International – The Big Bang Theory

Drama – Downton Abbey

Newcomer – Shayne Ward

Drama Performance – Suranne Jones

Entertainment Programme – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

New Drama – Doctor Foster

Factual Entertainment – Gogglebox

Serial Drama Performance – Danny Dyer

Daytime – The Chase

Serial Drama – EastEnders

Comedy – Peter Kay’s Car Share

TV Presenter – Ant & Dec

Talent Show – Strictly Come Dancing

Impact Award – Aiden Turner

I also hadn’t realised that I secretly had a lifelong dream to see Gloria Gaynor perform live, but apparently I did – she was brilliant!

Gloria Gaynor sang 'I will survive' remixed with Destiny's Child 'Survivor'

Gloria Gaynor sang ‘I will survive’ remixed with Destiny’s Child ‘Survivor’