Saturday, 15 June 2013

Daytime Emmy Win for David Tennant

Former Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, has won a Daytime Emmy for his voice work in the animated science fiction television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The award, which was presented as part of the Creative Arts Emmys event in New York last night, was announced via the Daytime Emmys Twitter account, @DaytimeEmmys.
The Daytime Emmys, given out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, celebrate all the best of American Daytime Television and the Creative Arts Emmys in particular are given to those who work behind the scenes, including production team and voice cast.

Tennant appeared in three episodes of The Clone Wars as the ancient droid Professor Huyang, who helped guide young Jedi in the construction of their lightsabers.  He joins a long list of SF actors who have added their voices to the show, including Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of The Clone Wars, asked Tennant to become a part of the show after his wife introduced him to Doctor Who and he quickly became a fan.
When I heard the Doctor himself ... was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars. ...  He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.
We can only wonder if, after calling George Lucas 'the Master', Filoni intends the bearded one to make an appearance on Doctor Who to return the favour.  The full Daytime Emmys ceremony will be broadcast live in the US on Sunday 16th June from 8pm-10pm ET.


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