Published on May 18th, 2014 | by Philip Bates
The Day of the Doctor Wins BAFTA!
The award is voted for by members of the public, so it shows Doctor Who‘s massive popularity that the 50th anniversary special has triumphed. And even more impressively, it was up against some much-loved shows, including Broadchurch, Breaking Bad and The Great British Bake Off. John Bradley, Sophie Turner and Jerome Flynn presented the award.
Unfortunately, An Adventure in Space and Time, Mark Gatiss’ masterpiece, reliving the early days of Doctor Who, was nominated for Best Single Drama but lost out to Channel 4′s spy-thriller, Complicit. But at least David Bradley, who played William Hartnell in the drama and Solomon in 2012′s Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, won Best Supporting Actor for his heart-breaking role in Broadchurch (which won Best Drama Series), and Olivia Colman (The Eleventh Hour) won Best Leading Actress for her role in the same Chris Chibnall-created show.
Sarah Lancashire, aka Miss Foster from 2008′s Partners in Crime, got the Best Supporting Actress award for the excellent Last Tango in Halifax too, so it’s been a great night for Whovians!
Special thanks must go to showrunner, Steven Moffat, and lead actors, Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt and Jenna Coleman. You’re all brilliant. And well done to everyone involved in making the 50th anniversary so special.