We all love a good awards ceremony, don’t we? Especially when our affections are split between two equally worthy nominees, as they will be at the TVChoice Awards, which take place in London on September 13.
Current Time Lord Matt Smith is up for Best Actor for his role on Doctor Who, of course. But get this! The other nominees include David Tennant for the BBC drama Single Father, Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Morgan for Merlin. Wow! Doctor Eleven is battling Doctor Ten, Sherlock Holmes and Merlin the wizard for supremacy. That’s less a nominations list and more a long row in a pub between geeks.
And that’s not the last split loyalty we shall have to endure; Karen Gillan is nominated for Best Actress, and so is Elisabeth Sladen. So Doctor Eleven’s best companion is pitted against Doctor Four’s.
Doctor Who is also, slightly less controversially, nominated for Best Family Drama, alongside Merlin, Casualty and Waterloo Road.