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Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch nominated in the National Television Awards 2013 * 08 January 2013

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In the early hours of this morning the final shortist for the National Television Awards 2013 was announced, and Sherlock has picked up two nominations, formed from the longlist voting that took place in September 2012.

Sherlock is nominated for Best Drama, alongside Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Merlin, while Benedict Cumberbatch has picked up a best Drama Performance (Male) nomination opposite Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs), Colin Morgan (Merlin) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who).

The National Television Awards are completely voted for by the public, so if you'd like to see Sherlock and Benedict pick up these awards, make sure to head to the NTA website to cast your vote. You can vote once per email address.

Voting for the National Television Awards closes at 12:00GMT on January 23rd 2013.

The National Television Awards are broadcast live in the UK on January 23rd 2013.

Full terms and conditions can be found here, as well as further information on how to vote via Post and Telephone.