Doctor Who Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock

Published on March 31st, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

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Moffat’s Hugo Nomination Avalanche

Say what you like about Steven Moffat, he’s certainly a writer with a lot of stock. The recent round of Hugo Awards nominations has seen the Doctor Who chief nominated an amazing THREE TIMES for episodes from Series 7.
Doctor Who chief writer Steven Moffat

We’ll not bore you with descriptions – here are the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form as released on Saturday evening live online.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (597 nominating ballots cast)


Doctor Who, “The Angels Take Manhattan”, Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who, “Asylum of the Daleks”, Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who, “The Snowmen”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Wales)

Fringe, “Letters of Transit”, Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle (Fox)
Game of Thrones, “Blackwater”, Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Doctor Who is up against some tough opposition, but the odds must surely be on Moffat’s side.

These episodes aren’t the only Doctor Who-related material in the list, however. Nominated for Best Related Work is another of Mad Norwegian Press’ female-oriented celebrations of the series.

Best Related Work (584 nominating ballots cast)

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles (Mad Norwegian Press)
I Have an Idea for a Book … The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg, Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)
Writing Excuses Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson

The winners of these awards will be announced at the 2013 Hugo Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at LoneStarCon 3.

(Via The Hugo Awards.)

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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 Moffat’s Hugo Nomination Avalanche

  1. avatar Paul Blume says:

    His ego’s gonna be the size of the Pennines, they keep this up.

  2. avatar Alex says:

    Nope, no one likes the Moffat or Doctor Who at all! Danger of a split vote, though. If that doesn’t happen, I think Snowmen will take it. The Fringe and GOT episodes aren’t really standalone.

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