TV Choice Awards 2022 nominations: Bridgerton, Ben Whishaw and Jodie Comer lead the shortlist

TV Choice Awards 2022 nominations: Bridgerton leads the shortlist with three nods while Ben Whishaw and Jodie Comer are up for acting gongs as Jo Brand is announced as host

The nominations shortlist for the 2022 TV Choice Awards has been announced, with Bridgerton leading the pack with three nods following its second season earlier this year.

The Netflix drama joins shows including Outlander and Death In Paradise in the Best Drama Series category, while This Is Going To Hurt’s Ben Whishaw and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer were recognised in Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

It’s also been announced that Jo Brand will host this year’s ceremony which will take place in person for the first time since the Covid pandemic.

Shortlist REVEALED: The nominations shortlist for the 2022 TV Choice Awards has been announced, with Bridgerton leading the pack with three nods

Shortlist REVEALED: The nominations shortlist for the 2022 TV Choice Awards has been announced, with Bridgerton leading the pack with three nods

Alongside a nod for Best Drama Series, with Outlander, Death In Paradise and All Creatures Great and Small, Bridgerton has also been nominated for Best Actor (Jonathan Bailey), and Best Actress (Simone Ashley).

Around The World In 80 Days, Call The Midwife, Casualty, and Doctor Who are up for Best Family Drama Series, while Heartstopper, The Larkins, Squid Game and This Is Going To Hurt will battle it out in the coveted Best New Drama.

Ben has been nominated for Best Actor for his acclaimed performance as junior doctor Adam Kay in This Is Going To Hurt, and he will battle it out with Bridgerton’s Jonathan, Call The Midwife’s Daniel Laurie and Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy.

Praised: This Is Going To Hurt's Ben Whishaw has landed a Best Actor nomination for his role in the BBC drama based on the memoir by junior doctor Adam Kay

Praised: This Is Going To Hurt’s Ben Whishaw has landed a Best Actor nomination for his role in the BBC drama based on the memoir by junior doctor Adam Kay

Coveted: Meanwhile Jodie Comer is up for Best Actress after Killing Eve's final season aired earlier this year

Coveted: Meanwhile Jodie Comer is up for Best Actress after Killing Eve’s final season aired earlier this year

Meanwhile Jodie is up for Best Actress after Killing Eve’s final season aired earlier this year, nominated against Bridgerton star Simone, The Split’s Nicola Walker and Call The Midwife star Jenny Agutter.

Up for Best Entertainment Show are The 1% Club, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox and The Graham Norton Show.

Love Island landed a nomination for Best Reality Show, along with Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Pilgrimage: The Road To The Scottish Isles.

Up for Best Factual Show are Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad, The Repair Shop, and This Week On The Farm/Springtime On The Farm/Summer On The Farm/Winter On The Farm.

Exciting! Love Island landed a nod for Best Reality Show, along with Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Pilgrimage: The Road To The Scottish Isles

Exciting! Love Island landed a nod for Best Reality Show, along with Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Pilgrimage: The Road To The Scottish Isles

In the world of soap, four serial dramas earned nominations in the main category: Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Neighbours.

EastEnders’ Max Bowden and Danny Dyer, Emmerdale star Mark Charnock and Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall landed nods for Best Soap Actor.

In Best Soap Actress, EastEnders’ Kellie Bright and Gillian Wright, Coronation Street’s Sally Carman, and Emmerdale’s Paige Sandhu are nominated.

Lauded: EastEnders' Danny Dyer (pictured) is among those nominated for Best Soap Actor for his role as Mick Carter

Lauded: EastEnders’ Danny Dyer (pictured) is among those nominated for Best Soap Actor for his role as Mick Carter

Scary: After her villainous turn as serial killer Meena Jutla, Emmerdale star Paige Sandhu has been nominated for Best Soap Actress

Scary: After her villainous turn as serial killer Meena Jutla, Emmerdale star Paige Sandhu has been nominated for Best Soap Actress

Jon Peake, Editor of TVChoice magazine commented: ‘It’s a real thrill to see such a diverse range of talent among the nominations this year, as well as some established favourites. But as to who’ll triumph on the night – let’s wait and see!’ 

Hosting this year’s awards will be Jo Brand, who said: ‘I am, as always, really looking forward to the great evening of The TV Choice Awards 2022. It’s always a lively event, and yes, that is a euphemism!’ 

This year’s TV Choice Awards will take place in person for the first time, after last year’s event was hosted virtually due to ongoing Covid restrictions.

Shortlist voting for the TV Choice Awards is open until midnight on 19 August. The winners will be announced on Monday 14 November at London Hilton Park Lane.

Coming soon: Hosting this year's awards will be Jo Brand, with the comedian set to front the ceremony on Monday 14 November

Coming soon: Hosting this year’s awards will be Jo Brand, with the comedian set to front the ceremony on Monday 14 November

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