07/01/2015 06:08 GMT | Updated 07/01/2015 06:59 GMT

‘Coronation Street' Bosses ‘Seething' After Nabbing Just One National Television Award Nomination

‘Coronation Street’ bosses aren’t too happy following the National Television Award shortlist announcement, according to reports.


‘Corrie’ is up for the Serial Drama award, along with ‘EastEnders’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Hollyoaks’, but the cast have been snubbed in the other categories.

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The Tina McIntyre murder storyline hasn't led to any nominations

The shortlist was decided following fans’ votes, which will also decide the winners, though bosses are still reportedly rather annoyed.

A show insider tells The Sun: “It’s obviously very disappointing to see ‘Corrie’ limping behind the others in terms of nominations for this year’s National Television Awards.

“Last year, we had three out of four nominations for Serial Performance — which Julie Hesmondhalgh won — and one for Newcomer.

“So to not feature at all in those categories is a real blow to the team.”

“The fact that the awards are voted for by viewers is even more worrying,” the source continues. “It seems that people really aren’t supporting ‘Corrie’ at the moment.

“So now the bosses are just hoping this month’s bus crash turns things around. If it doesn’t, they could be in trouble.”

The ‘Corrie’ bus crash will see a number of the show’s best-loved character’s lives left hanging in the balance, including Steve McDonald and Sean Tully.

While ‘Corrie’ has failed to score any other nominations, rival soap ‘EastEnders’ is leading the pack, with four nominations in total, largely thanks to the new Carter clan, led by Danny Dyer.

‘Hollyoaks’ has also scored two other nods, in the Best Newcomer and Best Serial Performance categories, as has ‘Emmerdale’.

Elsewhere on the list, ‘Sherlock’, ‘Cilla’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ are also up for awards.

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