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Doctor Who Hugo Awards Defeat To Game Of Thrones

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?

Christian Cawley


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+.

'Doctor Who Hugo Awards Defeat To Game Of Thrones' have 3 comments

  1. August 18, 2014 @ 2:15 pm Sutekh'sGiftOfUnlimitedRicePudding

    It was inevitable this would happen, the four Who nominations have cancelled each other out. But the fact that there were four Who nominations is an amazing acheivement that shouldn’t be overlooked.


  2. August 18, 2014 @ 3:02 pm lozzer

    I don’t think this is surprising… I love DW, but Game Of Thrones is at the absolute top of its game and one of the best things TV. i have a feeling DW might be bouncing back next time though.


  3. August 18, 2014 @ 11:00 pm STLShawn

    Game of Thrones is hot right now, but it’s a flash. Doctor Who has the staying power.


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