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    Default Merlin Beats The Doctor And Sherlock To Best Actor

    The National Television Awards held tonight and aired on ITV held a number of surprises. Ant And Dec getting a double for Best Entertainment Presenters and their I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here winning Best Entertainment Programme.

    But two celebrated shows from Steven Moffat and the BBC, Sherlock and Doctor Who lost out on all nominations.

    Best drama was won by ITV's Downton Abbey, and both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch lost best male performance in a drama to the less well known Colin Morgan, playing the titular Merlin, recently cancelled after a five year run.

    And Doctor Who's Karen Gillen was beaten to best female performance by Miranda Hart from Call The Midwife, at one point very much rumoured herself to be in Doctor Who.

    Joanna Lumley also won a lifetime acheivement award, with a video message played in tribute to her by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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    That was a pretty good series finale for Merlin though.

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    Pity award. The show got cancelled.

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    The kid can act and so can Hart. They weren't robbed at least...

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    Good for Colin Morgan, he, along with sparring partner Bradley James as Arthur, put in great performances on the show.
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    Really???

    Not being funny but much as though production values and aesthetic design of Merlin has been impressive these past few years I certainly can't say I've actually been impressed by any of the actual on screen performances. A lot of the scripts too.

    The entire 'aged Merlin' concept was pretty cringeworthy to watch.
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    Good for him. I don't really watch Merlin cause I've never found it that entertaining, but its good to see people getting acknowledged for their work and hopefully will lead the actor to some new juicy roles.

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    Is it any wonder. The two Moffat shows cancelled each other out in the voting.

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    I'm surprised... Colin Morgan's a competent and likable actor, but - for me - Smith and Cumberbatch are both significantly better...

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