Regular readers will no doubt recall that The Doctor’s Wife was nominated for a Nebula award, with Neil Gaiman and director Richard Clark in with a chance of picking up a gong in the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation category.
Of course, with competition from nominees such as Captain America: The First Avenger and Source Code, the chances of success were loaded heavily in Hollywood’s – and feature-length presentations’ – favour.
So obviously Neil Gaiman won!
To be honest, we reckoned The Doctor’s Wife was always in with a shout – after all, it was nominated – but to knock some Hollywood biggies and even Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese out of the park is quite an achievement for a little old TV show from Britain. This is Doctor Who’s first Nebula award, but hopefully it won’t be the last…
Huge congratulations to Neil, Richard, Steven Moffat and everyone involved with the production of an outstanding and highly memorable episode of Doctor Who!
And, now, just so you believe it:
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Winner: Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,” Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)
- Attack the Block, Joe Cornish (writer/director) (Optimum Releasing; Screen Gems)
- Captain America: The First Avenger, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (writers), Joe Johnston (director) (Paramount)
- Hugo, John Logan (writer), Martin Scorsese (director) (Paramount)
- Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen (writer/director) (Sony)
- Source Code, Ben Ripley (writer), Duncan Jones (director) (Summit)
- The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi (writer/director) (Universal)