Surprising news came on Sunday evening with Doctor Who’s Hugo Awards defeat to Game of Thrones in the TV drama category!
Doctor Who was represented by not one, not two, not even three but four nominations, the 2013 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, Series 7 finale The Name of the Doctor, Mark Gatiss’ 50th anniversary docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time and Peter Davison’s hilarious The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
In the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category, Game of Thrones‘ “The Rains of Castamere” episode, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and directed by David Nutter, took the spoils.
This disappointing news follows a similar defeat in 2013 that saw Game of Thones episode “Blackwater” end a strong run of form for Doctor Who in the science-fiction awards over the previous four years, where episodes such as The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace and the peerless Blink – all of which were written by Steven Moffat.
Kasterborous is particularly aggrieved that Peter Davison’s work on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot went unrecognised. Perhaps we can do better next year with the arrival of the Twelfth Doctor?