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Published on November 12th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

Success of the ‘Scottish Agenda’?

Here are yet another two nominations for awards in the Doctor Who universe that YOU have a chance to vote for!  Executive Producer Steven Moffat and Karen “Amy Pond” Gillan are both in the running for a Glenfiddich (that’s a brand of single malt whisky if you’re unaware or have not reached your nation’s drinking age) Spirit of Scotland Award in the Screen category.  Here’s the blurbs for the two that appear on the Glenfiddich voting page…

The Grand Moff:

“Paisley’s Steven Moffat succeeded Russell T Davies as head writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who, having previously won a BAFTA and Hugo Awards for his episodes in previous series. Other work includes his cult sitcom Coupling, the six part series Jekyll, and more recently his contemporary Sherlock, co-created with Mark Gatiss all for Hartswood and the BBC. Steven’s writing career began when he created Press Gang which won Bafta and Royal Television Society awards for Best Children’s programme.”

The Grand Ginger:

“Born in Inverness, actress Karen Gillan currently plays the much-coveted role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who). Prior to being cast as Amy, she had already appeared in Doctor Who as a soothsayer in the David Tennant-era episode The Fires of Pompeii. Before embarking on her acting career she also had a successful career as a fashion model. Karen Gillan’s other highlights this year have included the release of the film Outcast, in which she played the role of Ally alongside James Nesbitt.”

You can vote for Steven or Karen by clicking here.  Bear in mind you will be asked for your name, postcode, date of birth, and e-mail address in order to have your say.

Previous Spirit of Scotland nominees have included David Tennant in 2007.

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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.




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