Moffat Battles The Five(ish) Doctors Again

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Doctor Who has been nominated in the 2014 Hugo Awards.

Two of Steven Moffat’s episodes are up for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), the stories in question being The Name of the Doctor and, of course, The Day of the Doctor. They face strong opposition with The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, An Adventure in Space and Time, Game of Thrones and Orphan Black competing in the same category.

The Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category in full:

  • An Adventure in Space and Time written by Mark Gatiss
  • Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor” written by Steven Moffat
  • Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor” written by Steven Moffat
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot written and directed by Peter Davison
  • Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
  • Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” written by Will Pasco

Steven Moffat said: “For Doctor Who to receive three 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 Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. They are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”).

Past winning Doctor Who stories include: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, The Waters of Mars, The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang and The Doctor’s Wife.

The winners will be announced 17 August 2014.