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The Day of the Doctor Scoops BAFTA Craft Award

day-of-the-doctor-paintings-time-warDoctor Who has scooped another couple of awards at this year’s BAFTA Craft Awards.

Milk VFX, Real SFX and The Model Unit were all honoured in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category for their fine work on the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.

Docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time also won an award for Make Up and Hair Design. 

Congrats to the winners!

moffat-day-of-the-doctor-3d-specs

Well someone certainly enjoyed the 3D!

Step back in time...

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Tardis Stowaway
Tardis Stowaway

Nice to see even more awards, it's great every time that the cast and crew get honoured like this because they must put so much work in! I've got to say, the effects in the Day Of The Doctor were phenomenal; the Gallifrey battle scenes were amazing in CGI (and I imagine even more so in 3D) and if nobody had told me that two scenes in that episode were done using miniatures, I wouldn't have known at all. Congratulations to all teams, they really deserved it!


Looking forward to the results of the rest of the BAFTA's next month, hopefully it'll be another two wins for Doctor Who!

The Finn
The Finn

Congrats, well deserved!

Polyphase
Polyphase

Nice work, I wish AAISAT did better though :)

Angie Whodini
Angie Whodini

That Moffat photo is priceless. Period. Actually, I would settle for best motion-less picture. That is all.



KarenBee
KarenBee

Great news. For those stating below that this award shows that Doctor Who has 'finally' been recognised I should mention that Doctor Who won a BAFTA as best drama in 2006, Mr Moffat had won at least 2 BAfTAs for writing on Doctor Who including Blink and as we all know Matt Smith was the first actor playing The Doctor who was nominated for a best TV actor for that role. I would be very surprised if Doctor Who had not been nominated for various technical and mainstream BAfTAs on numerous occasions since its resumption in 2005. Both eras of New Who have been recognised by critics and nominated or won awards.

Also pleased for Adventure. Only got to see it recently. While the beginning and end parts were somewhat mawkish and clunkily written (but forgivable due to the anniversary), the two things which really impressed me were as extraordinary were the recreation of the era including the wigs and dresses! and the sublime acting of David Bradley. I though Jessica Raine was too weak to give any sense of piss and vinegar in her veins and Brian Cox was very hammy but it really felt like a peek into those amazing early days of Who. Very nice little nostalgic love letter from Mark Gatiss complete with fun spot the former star cameos. I didn't like Matt's appearance at the end as it felt too much like back slapping which the piece had otherwise avoided.

Pretty sure Day of the Doctor will also win the popularity audience award at the main BAFTAs.

Really hope though that David Bradley wins for Broadchurch but he really should have got the award for Adventure - just sooo good.

Rani Nose
Rani Nose

Off topic but BBC America just cryptically tweeted "[muffled sound of 'doo wee ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo' in the distance]"

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

Excellent news. Well done guys on all your achievements for The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space and Time. You deserved it :)

Salyavin
Salyavin

Congrats, this is fantastic news. Well done to such a wonderful and dedicated team.

Antee991166
Antee991166

Days like this make my proud to be a Whovian. Ah, heck, I'm always proud to be a Whovian!

jamesanash101
jamesanash101

The visual effects are always great on Doctor Who, but they really outdid themselves on the 50th. Watching it in 3D was fantastic! Well done to them - they truly deserve it, as does the hair and make up department on AAISAT!

DalekSmith
DalekSmith

After enjoying the series of interviews of Mike Tucker and co in DWM I am really glad the the model unit won (along with VFX and SFX)

DavidBlyth
DavidBlyth

Congratulations to the amazing production team, without whom we'd be without Who

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

If there's one thing that happened since the Moff became showrunner, it's put Doctor Who on the mainstream map. I'm not saying he was responsible for it (I really think it's just a matter of time) but since 2010 the show's taken off in America, had a MASSIVE worldwide 50th anniversary and is now winning these sorts of awards. Seriously, think back to a time like 2007 - can you imagine an episode of DW being simulcast almost globally and making headlines everywhere? I'm so happy that after 9 years it really looks like our show is here to stay.

DaireConstantineOReilly
DaireConstantineOReilly

Doctor Who Getting an Award for VFX ... That's Amazing , it's come a long way from being lauded for having no budget and for shitty rubber aliens in the 70s . May season 8 continue to impress.

NeutronFlow
NeutronFlow

'Moffat Celebrates Win While Looking For Void Stuff'

StephenAHayes
StephenAHayes

Avother lot of the Moffat Collection. Show is in such talented hands...

supermoff
supermoff

A well deserved win! And looking good Moff ;)



Liana21
Liana21

Moffat looks evil in that photo, like he was planning kill someone...OK, it's Moffat, he always does it.

shyx111
shyx111

You always use the best photos of the Moff! X'D

A well deserved award!!

DrOswald
DrOswald

Congratulations Doctor Who!

Gustaff
Gustaff

Doctor who: kicking butt and taking names. Who is mainstream baby

KarenBee
KarenBee

Doctor Who has beennominated and winning awards at BAFTA since its resumption in 2005. While the show has become more mainstream and popular inthe US since Matt Smith's time,ithas remained popular inthe UK and worlwide since 2005.

Don't mean to snark and not a Moff hater ( a term usedfor any criticism of the show since 2010) but I think the fact of the 50th anniversary and the rich history of Who and its place inUK culture and other countries like Australia, UK and Canada since 1963 also forms part of the massive worldwide success of the Day of the Doctor. Yes Matt Smith's massivepopularity inthe US is oneof the mainreasons for thisbut onlypart of it.

Sorry forcrap typing. Space key on device keeps getting stuck.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@shyx111 Yes, those 3D glasses manage to do the impossible and make Moff even scarier looking than normal :-)

"You will vote for Doctor Who won't you, or else I will be very disappointed, and you wouldn't want that would you, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha..."

Temporal_Tomato
Temporal_Tomato

When Doctor Who is listed alongside Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Supernatural when people talk about mainstream TV, you know it's come along way considering how cult it was in the '80s and '90s. Whatever you say about RTD and the Moff, they're certainly doing something right!

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

@KarenBee Yes, it has, but I was just coming from a general point of view. And I wasn't saying that the US was the reason for Doctor Who's worldwide success, but cracking that market is huge because they have such a large population. Let me give you an example - I have a Doctor Who blog, and 50% of my hits comes from the US. Before DW was properly launched in America, my blog would have had 50‰ less readers. Now apply that number to things like merchandise sales...


And yes, Doctor Who has been a favourite it many countries since 1963, but coming from Australia I can say that it was never engrained in our culture here - we went through a "Who-evolution" too. Five, six years ago, nobody here really knew what Doctor Who was. There was a decent number of people who watched it, but Australia back then was like the US today - people who didn't watch it had hardly heard of it and had no idea what the heck it was. Even a lot of people who watched the classic series (and I know this because I enjoy picking their brains) had no interest in the new and couldn't remember most of the old episodes.


Cut to today. I show up to work for a staff meeting in a TARDIS tshirt, and almost everyone turns to me and either says 'cool shirt' or 'that's that thing from Doctor Who, right?'. Almost every big, mainstream cinema chain showed The Day of the Doctor multiple times all over Australia. I say to someone I've just met "Doctor Who is awesome, you should watch it" and pretty much all of them reply "oh, I have a lot of friends that watch that. I just haven't had the time." People today know what Doctor Who is, the same way they know what Breaking Bad and Supernatural and Desperate Housewives and Downton Abbey is. That degree of mainstream came after 2010.



Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

You'd think he'd use that power to get his haters off his back.

Amy is Hannibal
Amy is Hannibal

"But it retconned the RTD era! Now the Doctor's Time War guilt is meaningless! And it was sexist!"

Though they may faulter, they never give up.

Gustaff
Gustaff

@Notsosmartguy He did use that power. It was called DAY OF THE DOCTOR!


(Haters backs away in fear)