NTA Awards 2022: shortlist revealed including Bridgerton - how to vote and full shortlist

Bridgerton’s most memorable moments were filmed at Leigh Court in Bristol.

The National Television Awards (NTAs) are back  with a star studded list of nominees including Bridgerton, which filmed in Bristol’s Leigh Court.

The starry event - which has aired for two-decades - aims to celebrate the heights of British television. This year, comedian Joel Dommett returns to host for a second time.

Actors lucky enough to be nominated, will sit in anticipation at Wembley Arena, subjected to a public vote. Nominees include LGBTQ+ breakthrough, Heartstopper to the roughed-up finale of Peaky Blinders.

Bristolians can get behind Bridgerton and local actress Adjoah Andoh, as the Bristol-filmed series looks to snatch the award for returning drama.

Who from Bristol is nominated for an NTA?

Bristol’s Leigh Court is featured in Season One of Bridgerton Bristol’s Leigh Court is featured in Season One of Bridgerton
Bristol’s Leigh Court is featured in Season One of Bridgerton

In its inaugural season, Bridgerton enchanted watchers with its dazzling costumes and period-drama-meets-fantasy charm. With many  of the memorable moments from season one filmed at Leigh Court in Bristol.

Leigh Court is known for its regency-era features and 25 acres of private land. The ballroom can be seen as residents of Bridgerton danced to orchestral renditions of pop tunes.

One of the show’s stand-out characters, Lady Danbury, is played by Bristol local Adjoah Andoh. The Clifton-born star has worked alongside Hollywood hero Morgan Freeman and appeared in two-series of national treasure, Doctor Who.

Adjoah will be part of the cast looking to win the Returning Drama award.

What has Bridgerton been nominated for?

Bridgerton has been nominated in the Returning Drama category. However, two of the show’s stars have also been nominated for separate categories.

Jonathan Bailey has been nominated for Drama performance for his role as Andrew Bridgerton. Whereas, Carithra Chandran has been tipped as a ‘Rising Star’ for her performance as Edwina Sharma.

How to vote for Bridgerton at the NTA?

Unlike other award shows, the NTA allows the general public to decide the fate of nominees. The public can vote on each category and will just need to register their name and email address at the end of the process.

In order to vote for Bridgerton, you will need to visit the National Television Awards website. 

What is the full shortlist for the NTA?

New Drama



Trigger Point

This Is Going To Hurt

Talent Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Britain’s Got Talent

The Masked Singer

Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Authored Documentary

Paddy and Christine McGuiness: Our Family and Autism

Tom Parker: Inside My Head

Kate Garraway: Caring For Derek

Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me

Returning Drama


The Split

Peaky Blinders

Call The Midwife

TV Presenter

Alison Hammon

Ant & Dec

Graham Norton

Bradley Walsh

Factual Entertainment

Clarkson’s Farm

Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs

The Great British Bake Off


Drama Performance

Jonathan Bailey - Anthony Bridgerton - Bridgerton

Vicky McClure - Lana Washington - Trigger Point

Cillian Murphy - Thomas Shelby - Peaky Blinders

Nicola Walker - Hannah - The Split

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award


Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night

The Graham Norton Show

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Serial Drama



Coronation Street



Sir David Attenborough - The Green Planet

Martin Lewis - The Martin Lewis Money Show

Kaleb Cooper - Clarkson’s Farm

Jay Blades - The Repair Shop

Serial Drama Performance

Rose Ayling-Ellis - Frankie Lewis - EastEnders

Mark Charnock - Marlon Dingle - Emmerdale

Gillian Wright - Jean Slater - EastEnders

Paige Sandhu - Meena Jutla - Emmerdale

Quiz Game Show

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Beat the Chasers

The 1% Club

In for a Penny

Rising Star

Charithra Chandran - Edwina Sharma - Bridgerton

Joe Locke - Charlie Spring - Heartstopper

Kit Connor - Nick Nelson - Heartstopper

Paddy Bever - Max Turner - Coronation Street


This Morning

The Chase

Loose Women

The Repair Shop


Derry Girls

After Life

Not Going Out

Sex Education

Talent Show Judge

Mo Gilligan - The Masked Singer

David Williams - Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul - RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Anton Du Beke - Strictly Come Dancing