Saturday, 19 April 2014

Doctor Who Nominated in Hugo Awards 2014

The Hugo Award Nominations for 2014 were announced at Loncon 3 today, and Doctor Who has taken over the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Category. The nominees are as follows:

  • An Adventure in Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Televison)
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, written & directed by Peter Davison (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space/BBC America)

Doctor Who also received related nominations in two other categories; Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, Edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press) was nominated for Best Related Work (which we reviewed here!) and “The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who”, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW) was nominated for Best Graphic Story.

Winners will be announced in August.

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PCJ said...

hmm...i worry about such mass nominations: it may "split the vote" among Dr. Who fan voters and give the award to something else.

Such a thing happened with Disney at the Oscars one year - two songs from their animated hit were nominated, with the result that neither won.

PCJ said...

Hugo Awards command high praise. I have no problem with Peter Davison being nominated, per se! I like Peter Davison, and having him win a Hugo would be brilliant!

My problem is that no one outside of the UK has seen The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, at least no one in the US! I can't watch it online because "it's not licensed" in my area! I can't buy it on Amazon or iTunes! So I'm pissed at the BBC!

Why is a piece that can't be viewed by anyone in the US being nominated for a Hugo?

PCJ said...

The voting for the Hugos is not a single choice ballot, but a ranking system. In this case, you assign a rank of 1-7 (including a rank for "No Award") to each of the nominees and the one with the highest rank in all categories gets the prize. So the chances for Doctor Who to take it are actually improved. Plus, the voting is held on site at WorldCon by the attendees, and this year is being held in London. So I would say Doctor Who is pretty much a shoe-in this year.

PCJ said...

thanks for the clarification. "go team" :)