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Published on May 20th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

The Doctor’s Wife Beats Hollywood!

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.

The Doctor's Wife - what a sexy thing!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)

Other Nominees

  • 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)

WOW!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




2 Responses to The Doctor’s Wife Beats Hollywood!

  1. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    I watched ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ (the episode not the spouse of my local GP) again last night and she really is a wonderful woman. Episode! Wonderful episode. I meant episode.

    A well deserved win for all concerned.

  2. avatar Gavin Noble says:

    Funny how different people view different episodes isn’t it? I thought it was one of the worst episodes in the last series and amongst the worst since the series returned. Just not to my taste at all.

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