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'The X Factor' loses at 2014 National Television Awards; 'X Factor' stars attend

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"The X Factor" U.K. lost out on winning for its two nominations at the 2014 National Television Awards (NTAs), which took place Jan. 22 at the O2 Arena in London. ITV had a live telecast of the show in the U.K. at 7:30 p.m. GMT. "The X Factor" U.K. host Dermot O'Leary once again hosted the NTA ceremony.

"The X Factor" U.K. was nominated for Best Talent Show. The other nominees in the category were "Britain's Got Talent," "Dancing on Ice," "Strictly Come Dancing," "The Voice" U.K. (Simon Cowell is an executive producer of "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent.") "Strictly Come Dancing" won the award.

O'Leary was nominated for Best Entertainment Presenter. The other nominees in the category were Ant & Dec of "Britain's Got Talent," Alan Carr of "Alan Carr: Chatty Man," Keith Lemon of "Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole" and Graham Norton of "The Graham Norton Show." Ant & Dec won the prize in 2014, which was the 13th year in a row that Ant & Dec won the award.

Ant & Dec were also given a surprise Landmark Award. A video montage of their careers featured a message from Princes William, Prince Harry and Simon Cowell, who is an executive producer of "Britain's Got Talent."

Voting was done online by the public at the National Television Awards website.

For several years in a row, ITV's "The X Factor" U.K. won the National Television Award for Best Talent Show, but that winning streak ended in 2013, when BBC rival "Strictly Come Dancing" won the prize. "Strictly Come Dancing" has also been beating "The X Factor" U.K. in the ratings since 2012.

None of the judges from "The X Factor" U.K. attended the 2014 National Television Awards. However, "The X Factor" U.K. 2013 winner Sam Bailey was there as a performer. She performed two songs at the awards show: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (in a duet with Michael Bolton) and "The Power of Love."

"The Xtra Factor" co-host Caroline Flack also attended the awards show, which featured a sneak-preview performance from "The X Factor" stage musical "I Can't Sing!"

Most of the winners were also at the show. Other celebrities in attendance included Fearne Cotton, Kelly Brock, Susanna Reid, Michelle Keegan, Tom Daley, Jennifer Metcalfe, Amy Willerton, Rochelle Humes, Danielle O'Hara, Jessica Wright, Jodi Albert, Jeff Brazier, Rita Simons, Leigh Francis, Brooke Vincent, Kim Marsh, Holly Willoughby, Nick Grimshaw, Maddy Hill, Holly Willoughby and Mary Berry.

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 2014 National Television Awards. The winners are in bold type and asterisked:

Best Talent Show

  • "Britain's Got Talent"
  • "Dancing on Ice"
  • "Strictly Come Dancing"*
  • "The Voice" U.K.
  • "The X Factor" U.K.

Best Entertainment Programme

  • "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway"
  • "Celebrity Juice"
  • "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"*
  • "The Graham Norton Show"

Best Entertainment Presenter

  • Dermot O'Leary ("The X Factor" U.K.)
  • Ant & Dec ("Britain's Got Talent")*
  • Alan Carr ("Alan Carr: Chatty Man")
  • Keith Lemon ("Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole")
  • Graham Norton ("The Graham Norton Show")

Best Serial Drama

  • "Coronation Street"*
  • "EastEnders"
  • "Emmerdale"
  • "Hollyoaks"

Best Serial Drama Performance

  • Julie Hesmondhalgh ("Coronation Street")*
  • Michelle Keegan ("Coronation Street")
  • David Neilson ("Coronation Street")
  • Jessie Wallace ("EastEnders")

Best Comedy

  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Mrs. Brown's Boys"*
  • "Derek"
  • "Miranda"

Best Drama

  • "Broadchurch"
  • "Call the Midwife"
  • "Doctor Who"*
  • "Downton Abbey"

Best Drama Performance

  • Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin")
  • Miranda Hart ("Call the Midwife")
  • Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey")
  • Matt Smith ("Doctor Who")*

Best Factual Entertainment Show

  • "The Great British Bake Off"
  • "An Idiot Abroad"
  • "Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs"*
  • "Top Gear"

Best Daytime Show

  • "The Chase"
  • "The Jeremy Kyle Show"
  • "This Morning"*
  • "Pointless"

Best Newcomer

  • Marc Baylis ("Coronation Street")
  • Khali Best ("EastEnders")*
  • Michelle Hardwick ("Emmerdale")
  • Anna Passey ("Hollyoaks")

Best Documentary Series

  • "Educating Yorkshire"*
  • "Inside Death Row With Trevor McDonald"
  • "Paul O'Grady's Working Britain"
  • "Penguins - Spy in the Huddle"

Best TV Detective

  • Olivia Colman ("Broadchurch")
  • Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock")*
  • Idris Elba ("Luther")
  • Suranne Jones ("Scott & Bailey")
  • David Tennant ("Broadchurch")
  • Bradley Walsh ("Law & Order" U.K.)

* = winner


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