February 2, 2016

National Television Awards 2016

21st National Television awards ceremony took place at London’s The O2 Arena last night. The ceremony was full of glamour, excitement, and surprises.

BBC soap EastEnders was one of the double winners at the ceremony, Doctor Foster being the second one. Downton Abbey won best drama award for the fourth time in five years! Strictly Come dancing won back its crown, beating The X Factor as the leading talent show this year.

Britain’s Got Talent winners Jules and Matisse amused the crowd  when performed some of their tricks on the red carpet. Special guest Dustin Hoffman had flown in from the US to present the Special Recognition award to Billy Connolly, saying he was delighted to pay tribute to a man whose work he has always admired and whose company he has always enjoyed. Billy Connolly received a standing ovation.

Doctor Foster star Surrane Jones won the best Drama Performance award and surprised everyone revealing her pregnancy at the ceremony. Danny Dyer from EastEnders amused the audience when received his award for the best Serial Drama Performance, saying he is “honoured to be part of such a sublime, depressing programme that is EastEnders”. You can find the whole list of winners below.

The temperature outside might have been low but it was definitely hot on the red carpet, as the television’s beauties were competing in the style stakes. We were pleased to see beautiful Susanna Reid once again choosing to wear Ariella, this time for this special occasion. She styled the dress with gold shoes and satin clutch bag, creating a perfect red carpet look we fell in love with.This dress is from Ariella London new SS16 collection and will be available to buy in our stores and online in March.

Sussana was not the only celebrity dazzling in Ariella dress last night. Actress Nicola Stephenson also looked gorgeous wearing an Ariella Hope Illusion dress that is available in our online store. Angela Griffin thanked Ariella for her beautiful Dakota Lace evening gown she wore to the NTA, looking amazing. It is also available in our online store.

You can take a look at some of the best outfits of the night here.

National Television award 2016 Winners:

Talent Show: Strictly Come Dancing

Challenge Show: The Great British Bake Off

Serial drama: EastEnders

Comedy: Peter Kay’s Car Share

Drama: Downton Abbey

New drama: Doctor Foster

Factual entertainment: Gogglebox

Live magazine show: This Morning

Drama performance: Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)

Entertainment programme: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Newcomer: Shayne Ward (Coronation Street)

Serial drama performance: Danny Dyer (EastEnders)

International: The Big Bang Theory

Daytime: The Chase

TV presenter: Ant & Dec

Impact/TV moment: Aiden Turner, Poldark

Special recognition award: Billy Connolly

red carpet ready