Published on April 29th, 2014 | by Nick Kitchen
The Day of the Doctor Snags a BAFTA Craft Award!
Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor was a spectacle to behold, whether you caught the simulcast at home or the 3D screenings at your local cinema. The hard work by the special effects teams that brought the Time War to life in all of its (brief) glory has now been recognized in a big way.
During the 2014 BAFTA Craft Awards held this past Sunday, Milk VFX (brilliant company name, by the way), Real FX, and The Model Unit were awarded the Special, Visual, & Graphic Effects BAFTA for their stellar work on The Day of the Doctor. Their contributions helped to mark one of the most important days in Doctor Who‘s history, including the use of 3D conversion that added to the story instead of taking away from it, an issue plagued by a great number of modern movies that include a 3D version.
Meanwhile Mark Gatiss’ acclaimed docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time won an award for costume and hair (with the recreation of the original TARDIS interior cruelly overlooked)