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2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!

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Reminder: the 2014 BAFTA Television Awards are being announced tonight.

As previously reported, The Day of the Doctor is up for the Radio Times Audience Award, the only award voted for by the public. It faces competition from Educating Yorkshire, Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Gogglebox and The Great British Bakeoff.

An Adventure in Space and Time has been nominated in the Best Single Drama category. It’s up against The Wipers Times, Black Mirror: Be Right Back and Complicit.

Catch the awards show from 8pm on BBC One.

UPDATE: The Day of the Doctor triumphed in its category. See the acceptance speech below.

An Adventure in Space and Time, unfortunately, lost out on the Best Single Drama category to Complicit.

Step back in time...

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KarenBee2
KarenBee2

Well done to Doctor Who and Mr Moffat winning Programme of the Year at the BAFTAs and good to hear the big cheers for the win and for Steven. While I am no fan of the last couple of series, it is clear that Steven Moffat is highly respected and regarded by his peers and Doctor Who remains very popular. I for one thought it was quite classy that some of the less familiar faces who do the hard work behind the scenes came up for the award and had some well deserved recognition.

The other great cheer of the night was for David Bradley. I do wonder if he was put up for Broadchurch, rather than Adventure, as a way of definitely winning as there a couple of very strong lead actor contenders. Either way, I think his performance as William Hartnell, along with Olivia Colman in Broadchurch were the two best performances on TV last year, even if neirther show were as good as these lead performances.

Given Peter Capaldi's great record in receiving BAFTA nominations and other awards and all of the fantabstic reports from set about his performance so far, I think we may see Doctor Who up for awards again next year!

MarlonJBonnici
MarlonJBonnici

I enjoyed the 50th special but, well, it was nothing special. Glad it won although I've no idea what it was up against.

HohenheimOL
HohenheimOL

I'm kind of glad Breaking Bad didn't win. It was good, but it kind of fell apart around season 5, though the last 2 episodes mostly compensated for that.

NewWho2012
NewWho2012

Was wondering who they were and wondering why none of the stars were there, but now I realise by looking at the comments section.

TheOncomingStorm
TheOncomingStorm

Yay! Would've been good if Adventure In Space And Time had won - that was as good, if not better IMO. Graham Norton is so hilarious.

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

Predictably, the comments section in the video is full of Moffat haters (as usual)

Arcadia Boy
Arcadia Boy

I loved that The Day Of The Doctor won, but if An Adventure In Space And Time had aswell, then we would probably heard the wost wonderful speach about Doctor Who! Yes I'm talking about you, Faith Penhale! How dare u miss out Tom Baker!!!

DrKnockers05
DrKnockers05

Wahey! Great news! I'll be honest, I really thought Breaking Bad was going to win this one (a choice I was rooting for ALONG with Day of the Doctor. Choosing which one to vote for was a very tricky choice XD), but at the end of the day, the fans spoke and the winner was the show that's spanned the last 5 decades with it's madman in a blue box, travelling across all of time and space. Congratulations, Doctor Who! :D

DawnTime
DawnTime

I voted, I watched, I applause - very good news , I guess none of the stars could attend as they overseas filming what a shame.

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

Aww, An Adventure in Space and Time lost out :/ oh well, it's amazing that it was nominated. Congrats to everyone involved.

Oncoming_Badger
Oncoming_Badger

While I'm happy that Day won, I don't have much respect for the BAFTAs in general the film ones snub a lot of terrific films including her which got no nominations at the BAFTAs this year and the TV ones are worse only nominated the cruddy soaps and never even giving a BAFTA to Matt Smith is a joke. Congrats to Who, but you deserve better than the snobby BAFTAs

TheCapaldiMasterplan
TheCapaldiMasterplan

Is it just me or does Mark like to sit around with an evil smirk all the time? It's like he's plotting which character he'll kill next! Fantastic news for everyone involved and here's to the 75th anniversary!

supermoff
supermoff

Congratulations to Day of the Doctor and to the storytelling genius behind its brilliance, the one and only Steven Moffat! :D

Mr 11
Mr 11

Congratulations Doctor Who!!!! It absolutely deserved this award, despite the strong competition. It was an incredible episode that perfectly payed homage to 50 incredible years and it's great to see the success rounded off with this! :D

Regenerated Catterson
Regenerated Catterson

Once again, Doctor Who shows their supremacy



Daleks: ALL HAIL DOCTOR WHO, ALL HAIL DOCTOR WHO



Liana21
Liana21

Congratulations to Day and I feel so sorry for An Adenture in Space and Time, it deserved it.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

A fully deserved award, even if it the least prestigious award (audience voted awards will inevitably favour shows with the most viewers and most committed viewers! A shame nobody more famous came up to collect it, Gatiss was in the audience, surely he could have come up as well!












TardisBoy
TardisBoy

I was surprised GoT wasn't nominated for the Audience Award again this year. I mean, I'm only on the second series myself, but it's hugely popular across the globe, especially here in the UK. Still though. I'm really happy and proud that 'The Day of the Doctor' won. It truly was a spectacle to behold, and deserves all the praise and success it gets.

GoodYear92
GoodYear92

I have to be honest, I was rooting for Breaking Bad. I love Doctor Who, and I particularly enjoyed "The Day of the Doctor", but it still didn't quite reach Breaking Bad's level for me. Breaking Bad was the most enjoyable viewing experience I've ever had, from its first season through to its fifth and final one. With that being said, though, "Day" was my second choice, and it really was a tremendous achievement all round, so I'm still really glad it won. It's a shame that "An Adventure in Space and Time" didn't win, though. It really did deserve to.

jamesanash101
jamesanash101

I understand that Breaking Bad deserves all the awards it has collected and is called the best TV show of the century so far etc. but this is a BRITISH awards show. Firstly, Breaking Bad is American; secondly, Doctor Who has been running for 50 YEARS!!! If that doesn't deserve a BAFTA I don't know what does...

sontaran17
sontaran17

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

So sad An Adventure didn't win. It deserved it just as much as Day of The Doctor.

The Genie
The Genie

For a moment when they went up I thought the Doctor Who I'd been watching was a lesser-known series of the same name... it was like 'spot the person you can actually name'.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@DawnTime Matt Smith was too busy hobnobbing in Cannes I guess to attend :-)


The room was filled with Doctor Who alumni, nice to Arthur Davill up on stage with the Broadchurch crowd

Antee991166
Antee991166

@TardisBoy GoT is my second favourite show, after Doctor Who. The books are great as well.

troughton who?
troughton who?

@GoodYear92  I'd agree with you but Breaking Bad already won one. As much as I love it, it won best international show, which is probably more prestigious than the Audience Award. Let Doctor Who have it's moment of victory!

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@GoodYear92  But then as it's not actually on British TV, it would be unlikely to win an audience vote, however much those people who actually downloaded it might have enjoyed it!

BazHood
BazHood

@GoodYear92  Breaking Bad is, without doubt, one of the best written TV series in the last 6/7 years. From beginning to end it was a coherent, densely plotted, tightly written, dark, funny emotional rollercoaster! Obviously a completely different show to Who but IF ONLY we could have some of Breaking Bad's........sensibilities. Don't get me wrong, I've loved the Doctor for nearly 40 years and it is head and shoulders my fave programme on TV but it is, by its nature, consistently inconsistent. Breaking Bad was consistently great. I guess I just want a season of Blink, Midnight, Human Nature, Vincent, Dalek, Girl In The Fireplace and Empty Child quality of tales. All that said though, Im glad that for the show's 50th birthday, Day of the Doctor triumphed, albeit in the audience award, in which Who will likely always win.

ahunter8056
ahunter8056

@The Genie  Yeah. The only person who I knew what they looked like was Marcus Wilson. I had no idea what Nick Hurran or Faith Penhale looked like.

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

In the good old days of Confidential you wouldn't have had this problem. It took me while to recognise them but it's DW's brilliant producer Marcus Wilson and Nick Hurran, the director.

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

 I knew Marcus Wilson and Nick Hurran...no idea who the woman is o.O


Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@ahunter8056 @Planet of the Deaf The theory is that the judge awarded prizes are chosen by an educated panel, who can use their deep knowledge to make a rational choice, whereas audience voted awards are swayed by which programme has the largest and most fanatical fanbase, but may not have seen the other shows on the shortlist (e.g. me!)


But then it was a disgrace that Day of the Doctor and AAISAT had no nominations elsewhere anyway :-)

BazHood
BazHood

@Galax @TardisBoy  :O but.......The Red Wedding....The Rains of Castamere!! Stunning in the book and possibly even more stunning in the show!

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

I'm going to read the books soon. I'm really looking forward to it :D


GoodYear92
GoodYear92

@GoodYear92 I've already said I don't begrudge Doctor Who winning the award, I just think that Breaking Bad deserved it that little bit more, and that it would have been one hell of an achievement for an American cable show, which was never broadcast on a UK channel to earn the majority of British audience's votes over Doctor Who.

GoodYear92
GoodYear92

@BazHood @GoodYear92Yup. There was never a dull episode. Some were more outstanding than others, but I never once finished an episode of Breaking Bad disappointed. I love Doctor Who, but you're absolutely right. It is woefully inconsistent at times, often veering from sheer brilliance to complete mediocrity. Thankfully, "Day" was at the former end of the scale, so I don't really begrudge it the award. 

GoodYear92
GoodYear92

@GoodYear92 Well, you can obviously write, so it's a bit strange that you seem unable to read. I said "I love Doctor Who", so quite how that translates to you as me not liking it, I've really no idea. 

Pockydon
Pockydon

It is possible to like more than one show at the same time...

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

Woah, woah, woah. There's no need for that rudeness at all. He's entitled to his opinion, and he never said he doesn't like the show, I know for a fact he loves this show. If you can't accept someone prefers another show to DW and has a different opinion perhaps it's you who needs to leave this site.


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Faith Penhale exec producer, Skinner's replacement.


BazHood
BazHood

@Galax @BazHood @TardisBoy  fairy nuff. I'm addicted to it :) funnily enough, I really enjoyed s3 but I think this current season has gone a bit off the boil (except the Hound and Tyrion)....BUT it's still great TV

Galax
Galax

@BazHood @Galax @TardisBoy  ONE scene ? Out of 300 minutes ? Please. The scene is stunning but it's just a surprising death with abundance of blood. Nothing equal to the beautiful Baelor or the really stunning ending of Blackwater, or even the wonderfully executed Royal Wedding of The Lion and the Rose. Well I know it's just my view but overall the season was just much ado for nothing.

GaryKingston
GaryKingston

I agree, although the extra scenes in the show are a really nice touch like the Varys/Littlefinger scenes that were never there in the books

JamieJones723
JamieJones723

@TardisBoy I'm currently reading them now, am on A Clash of Kings. Believe me, if you like the show, the novels are so much better.



GoodYear92
GoodYear92

@TardisBoy Well, that's always good to hear! I'll try and keep in touch more regularly in future. :)

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

Your presence has been greatly missed! :)


TardisBoy
TardisBoy

O__________o she looks nothing like Page...

The Finn
The Finn

@DWTV  And here's me thinking it was Joanna Page...

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

Ohhh so that's her! Knew her by name but not by face!