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Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Rebecca Crockett

Moffat Pleased About Five(ish) Doctors Hugo Nomination!

The BBC Official Doctor Who page has posted Steven Moffat’s reaction to the show’s four Hugo Awards nominations.

Organized by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugos recognize the best in science fiction works every year and are presented at the World Science Fiction Convention.

Episodes of Doctor Who have been nominated every year since it became eligible after the rebooted series began in 2005. Last year, the show lost to an episode of Game Of Thrones.

This year, The Name Of The Doctor, The Day Of The Doctor, The Five(ish) Doctors, and An Adventure In Space And Time have all been nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award.

When asked about the nominations, Steven Moffat was quite pleased.

For Doctor Who to receive four Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling. We are all over the moon. I’m particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as that was my acting debut. I remain available for any parts requiring a black jumper and slightly unrealistic hair.

The graphic novel The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Jimmy Broxton, was also nominated.

The 2014 Hugo Awards will be presented at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon3, in London on 17 August.

(via BBC Official Doctor Who)


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Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

5 Responses to Moffat Pleased About Five(ish) Doctors Hugo Nomination!

  1. avatar Sean Bassett says:

    Day of the Doctor should win easily. I’ll personally be disgusted if Game Of Thrones wins because that can win any other year, whereas Day of the Doctor deserves to be recognised for celebrating 50 year’s worth of television.

    • So right! Day of the Doctor deserves to win WAAAY more than Game of Thrones.

  2. avatar Geoff says:

    The problem with what you’re saying is that it sounds like “give it to Doctor Who because it’s been around for ages and it’s their turn” which I know is what happens in lots of award competitions in all sorts of industries but that doesn’t make it right!

  3. avatar Geoff says:

    Great quote from Mr Moffat by the way, especially the line about his hair!

  4. avatar DonnaM says:

    Game of Thrones being on Sky, I have no idea of its merits. However, I hope one of the Doctor Who contenders beats it all the same!

    And I agree, Geoff – Mr M’s quotes are always good value, and that one’s well up to standard :-)

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