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Two Irish Actors Nominated for Best Actor at TV Choice Awards
27 Jun 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Irish actors Cillian Murphy & Aidan Turner have both been nominated in the ‘Best Actor’ category of the 2018 TV Choice Awards in the UK.

This comes following the continued success of Turner’s ‘Poldark’ and Murphy’s ‘Peaky Blinders’, which are both commissioned by the BBC.

Centred on the criminal activity of the Shelby family, which is spearheaded by the cunning Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy), ‘Peaky Blinders’ follows the meteoric rise of the infamous Shelby clan in 1920s post-war Birmingham. The BBC’s most popular drama picked up three nominations at this year’s TV Choice Awards including ‘Best Drama Series’, ‘Best Actor’ for Cillian Murphy, and ‘Best Actress’ for Helen McCrory who plays Aunt Polly on the show.

Similarly, ‘Poldark’ picked up a nomination for ‘Best Drama Series’, which will see the two BBC Two dramas faceoff against Caitriona Balfe’s ‘Outlander’ and BBC One’s ‘Doctor Foster’ for the award. ‘Poldark’, now going into its fifth season, is set after the American Revolutionary War. The period drama follows Poldark (Turner) as he attempts to rebuild his life upon his return to Britain with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Aidan Turner & Cillian Murphy are accompanied by Martin Clunes (‘Doc Martin’) and William Beck (‘Catastrophe’) in the ‘Best Actor’ category at this year’s awards.

The winners will be announced at the TV Choice Awards, which will take place on Monday, September 10th and will be presented by Richard Osman.


Full list of nominees below:

Best Drama Series
Doctor Foster (BBC One)
Outlander (Amazon Prime Video)
Peaky Blinders (BBC Two)
Poldark (BBC Two)

Best Family Drama
Call the Midwife (BBC One)
Casualty (BBC One)
Doc Martin (ITV)
The Durrells (ITV)

Best New Drama
Ackley Bridge (Channel 4)
The Good Doctor (Sky Living)
Liar (ITV)
The Split (BBC One)

Best Entertainment Show
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Celebrity Juice (ITV2)
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Best Lifestyle Show
DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC One)
Long Lost Family (ITV)
The Martin Lewis Money Show (ITV)
The Undateables (Channel 4)

Best Reality Show
First Dates/First Dates Hotel (Channel 4)
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV)
The Island with Bear Grylls/Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4)
Love Island (ITV2)

Best Comedy
Benidorm (ITV)
The Big Bang Theory (E4)
The Keith & Paddy Picture Show (ITV)
Not Going Out (BBC One)

Best Talent Show
Britain's Got Talent (ITV)
Dancing on Ice (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

Best Daytime Show
The Chase (ITV)
Loose Women (ITV)
Pointless (BBC One)
This Morning (ITV)

Best Actress
Linda Bassett - Call the Midwife
Brenda Blethyn - Vera
Michelle Keegan - Our Girl
Helen McCrory - Peaky Blinders

Best Actor
William Beck - Casualty
Martin Clunes - Doc Martin
Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders
Aidan Turner - Poldark

Best Factual Show
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4)
Blue Planet II (BBC One)
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (ITV)
The Supervet (Channel 4)

Best Food Show
Classic Mary Berry (BBC One)
Gino's Italian Coastal Escape (ITV)
The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure (BBC Two)
Sunday Brunch (Channel 4)

Best Soap Actor
Danny Dyer - EastEnders
Ryan Hawley - Emmerdale
Jack P Shepherd - Coronation Street
Shayne Ward - Coronation Street

Best Soap Actress
Emma Atkins - Emmerdale
Lucy Fallon - Coronation Street
Catherine Tyldesley - Coronation Street
Lacey Turner - EastEnders

Best Soap Newcomer
Ryan Clayton - Coronation Street
Katie Jarvis - EastEnders
Ned Porteous - Emmerdale
Andrew Scarborough - Emmerdale

Best Soap
Coronation Street (ITV)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Hollyoaks (Channel 4)

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