Doctor Who has been nominated for 3 Hugo awards – the annual sci-fi awards ceremony considered to be the very pinnacle of critical success and acceptance for many genre writers.
Three episodes of Doctor Who – all by Russell T Davies – have been nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Andy Goddard (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead Written by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts; Directed by James Strong (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
Opposition to Doctor Who in this category comes from episodes of the now-cancelled Dollhouse and the declining Flash Forward.
Meanwhile Doctor Who scriptwriter Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature/Family of Blood) has also received nominations for Best Novelette and Best Graphic Story for some of his recent work including Captain Britain – see www.paulcornell.com for more!