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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.

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The Finn
The Finn

Congrats to the winners!

JSintheStates
JSintheStates

All well and good! (My problem is with the BBC and not with Peter Davison whom I admire!) Are Hugo awards now the property of the UK? Your nominating The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot for a Hugo, and no one in the US has seen it — because of BBC licensing restrictions!

Something not quite right that Peter Davison wins a Hugo, and no one in the US even had a chance to see it, short of shelling out (what?) money to the BBC? We weren't even allowed to do that! Please! Either get the BBC to show the episode/movie/video and nominate the work. And if you can't even show it to a US audience, then withdraw the bloody nomination!

bondbug1973
bondbug1973

All fantastic. But the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot had me in stitches. So that is No.1 for me.

Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese
Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese

I really really want The Day of The Doctor to win, but Variations Under Domestication was damn amazing and I'm pretty sure my friends can tell me GoT was pretty good too.

jamface23
jamface23

I'm genuinely surprised by the level of betrayal from Whovians here... Come on, it's DOCTOR WHO, how could you ever want anything else to win?! Not only that, but The Day of the Doctor was magnificent beyond words! 

Homer Jay Simpson
Homer Jay Simpson

Brilliant! I have a feeling "The Day of the Doctor" will win although I tell you now "Game of Thrones" and "Orphan Black" are tough competition!

Oncoming_Badger
Oncoming_Badger

That is some bloody hard competition, I watch both Game of Thrones and Orphan Black as well and those are seriously strong shows, I'm actually stuck between The 50th and the Red Wedding, ARGH

Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

Doctor Who completely took the cake on this one. Heck, it did more than that. It completely engulfed the cake. It stole the cake and locked it up in a safe so that no other television programme could ever stand the tiniest chance of getting at the cake. Four out of six best dramatic presentation nominations are either Doctor Who or related, guys!! This is huge!! XD I hope all Whovians everywhere are gonna vote their little bums off cuz I certainly am XD

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

It has to be DOTD, for not only being a massive importantly episode for the 50 year old show, but for pushing the boundaries of what a TV show can do, being shown in 3D to massive cinema audiences around the world was amazing.

DrunkenDalek
DrunkenDalek

As much as I would love for Doctor who to win, which they do,sort of, but the performances of all the cast (mostly tattia manslay,literally) in orphan black was exquisite,

Oodkind
Oodkind

Sorry, but The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot wasn't even a "dramatic presentation" or anything of the sort. I have to to say that An Adventure in Space and Time should win. While Day of the Doctor was very good, I think Space and Time is more deserving.

Geekette221B
Geekette221B

Totally off-topic:

Where do you folks keep finding these awesome Moffat photos?! You're killing me. lol

Galax
Galax

I'm sorry for all GoT fans, but I hope The Rains of Castamere won't get a Hugo for ONE last scene. Let's be honest, the rest is pretty average, and I say that really being a fan of the Series Game of Thrones... TROC is one of the most overrated episode in the Series.The Royal Wedding of last week "The Lion and the Rose" epiosdes was far more interesting and well executed, in exemple. The Red Wedding lasted for 10 minutes and was just a big surprise with lot of blood, otherwise...


The Day of the Doctor is overall far more spectacular, brillant and epic, from the first second with Hartnell's opening, till the last scene. Actually, all what it brought (The Time War finally unveiled, the War Doctor, the Moment, Gallifrey standing) is far more important for the mythology of the show than "just" killing two main characters in a wedding.

Galax
Galax

Woow, 4 Who nominations ! That's a record ! 2013 was really THE year of the show. 

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.” Ahah, that good old Moffat ;)

I'm going to pray every night for The Day of the Doctor. Good to see The Name of the Doctor too ! But if we lose to The Rains of Castamere... I don't know what I'll do, but there will be blood. x)




YaelMoise
YaelMoise

I honestly hope that in a year with 4 (let's be honest) Whovian nominees, we don't lose to GoT... or worse, to Orphan Black.

TheOncomingSnow
TheOncomingSnow

It's between The Day of the Doctor and The Rains of Castamere. Both were superb.

Anthony Retondo
Anthony Retondo

Ooooh gosh, that is tough. Few things beat the Red Wedding for dramatic presentation. 

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

As long as Who wins It doesn't really matter....even though as funny as The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was it doesn't really compare to the others....

Imagine how great it would be for Doctor Who to beat Game of Thrones!

Nightmarish
Nightmarish

I'd be happy if TDOTD or AAISAT won. Or any of the Doctor who stories(though The Rains of Castamere is also from a great show).

VERITASERUMUK
VERITASERUMUK

I'm torn between Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor or Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere. I love both shows and both are great episodes.

Ninjauthor
Ninjauthor

it'll come down to a battle between day of the doctor and rains of castamere I think (shame they picked one of the crappier episodes of orphan black to nominate, cos its a really good show that deserves more attention)


Malohkeh
Malohkeh

If Moffat made a youtube series about himself playing with action figures, I would definitely watch it.

Malohkeh
Malohkeh

These are all really great episodes (also, good to see Orphan Black) getting the love it deserves.


I really hope Day of the Doctor wins, though. It was absolutely phenomenal.

Cyberbloke
Cyberbloke

Rains of Castamere was a really good episode of Game of Thrones. Personally, I'd cast my vote for that. Sorry, Doctor Who :(

Thesilence_1994
Thesilence_1994

Could never really get into 'Game of Thrones'. I don't know, it just doesn't interest me! Just my opinion of course. Good luck to all the Doctor Who entries.

supermoff
supermoff

All the Doctor Who entries are wonderful, especially the sublime "An Adventure in Space and Time". I hope one of them wins, they all deserve it. 

Jortan
Jortan

I hope Orphan Black wins! and yes I know I should be rooting for Doctor Who but it's Orphan Black!

DaireConstantineOReilly
DaireConstantineOReilly

Day of the Doctor should not win because well, ITS NOT SHORTFORM, ITS A MOVIE (a great one at that) But it still a MOVIE. give the others shows a chance that are 40 minuets like game of thrones ,orphan black, time of the.., Five-ish Doctors.

the_ponds_forever
the_ponds_forever

Doctor who...Orphan black? doctor who...Orphan Black...I JUST DONT KNOW!!

DC815
DC815

I'm faced with a near impossible choice, my favourite episode of Game of Thrones against one of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever. And then An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five(ish) Doctors added into the mix too! Impossible!

DW_girl
DW_girl

Please don't let Game of Thrones win! It needs to be The Day of the Doctor!

StephenAHayes
StephenAHayes

I am so please Stev Moffat is looking after Doctor Who. The show is in such brilliant hands

Huknar
Huknar

Oh no. I bet Game of Thrones is going to win. :( I think Day of the Doctor or An Adventure in Space and Time deserves it more though.


DrunkenDalek
DrunkenDalek

Betrayl? Really? Are we only allowed to like doctor who and think it is the best, the only one I don't like is game of thrones, and the only reason because I haven't seen it. I love doctor who, i love orphan black, aswell and dan and phil, marvel, the hangers games and the mortal instruments(there is a longer list but you know) doesn't make me less of a fan because I don't only think that is the best thing

thelonelycenturion
thelonelycenturion

@Oncoming_Badger  I just can't get into Orphan Black. I found the main actress very grating (and to actually be a poor actress in my opinion). On top of that, it just screamed "bad CW show"





Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

Allow me to help sway your decision. ALL. BLUDDY. THIRTEEN XDDDDD


MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

@Oodkind An adventure in space and time was fantastic, but had a lot of historical inaccuracies that really ticked me off. I think Day should win, easily.

Anthony Retondo
Anthony Retondo

@Galax  That is true. Though I can safely say that the final scene of "The Rains of Castamere" is leagues more dramatic than any of these Doctor Who episodes, the episode itself was nothing too special. 

Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

Agreed....I seriously hate Game of Thrones. In my opinion it's televised garbage. Everything that makes Doctor Who good and inspiring and family oriented and witty and the best show on television is completely absent from Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones vs. Doctor Who is solid proof that excessive sex does not make a tv show any more worth watching and in fact detracts from its quality. (runs and hides from the raging masses)


Jardi101
Jardi101

@DW_girl I'm sorry, but that GoT episode was way more dramatic...

jamface23
jamface23

@DrunkenDalek  Haha no I was half joking, it wasn't intended to be a serious comment but my point is as Doctor Who fans I can't see how we could perceive anything as better than the jubilant 50th celebrations that were The Day of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space and Time, which were perfect. And the fans that use this site and pretty much hardcore fans and most hardcore fans regard Doctor Who as the best thing ever (or is that just me?). Of course, I respect that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. That doesn't mean I agree with them! 


WilliamTaylor4
WilliamTaylor4

@Seaborn W Deadman  That would be a perfectly sound argument if Games of Thrones was aiming for the same kind of audience as Doctor Who is but as it is not your argument is pointless. If you really think the only thing in is Game of Thrones is sex then it seems to me you most likely have not even watched the show and are getting all your "facts" from some article you read.

DW_girl
DW_girl

Yes, well Im sorry, but thats your opinion.

jamface23
jamface23

@WilliamTaylor4 @Seaborn W Deadman  He didn't say the only thing in Game of Thrones is sex, he said there is excessive sex, which I agree with. And excessive violence. Watching certain scenes have made me feel a little bit ill and I'm not usually easily sickened. I've only seen a few episodes but they were enough to stop me from watching more. These excessive elements of sex and violence just seem a little unnecessary to me, for any audience. Unless there's people especially craving more sex and violence...