The timing really couldn’t be better: ahead of the March 30 premiere of Season 7, Part 2, BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who has been awarded one of the highest honors in television and other electronic media, the Peabody Award. The series received a special Institutional Peabody this morning when winners were revealed.
Doctor Who is nominated in the Favourite UK TV Show category and Jenna Coleman – the Time Lord’s latest companion – is one of four nominees in the Favourite UK Actress section. Meanwhile the Doctor himself, Matt Smith, finds himself up against Andrew Garfield (Frank in Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks) in the Favourite UK Actor category.
There are two fandom related things going on right now: the TV Guide “Fan Favorites” contest to determine which show gets on the cover of their magazine. and the People’s Choice Nominee for Favorite TV Fan Following.
You don’t know how excited we are for these two things as they’re not just about the show but they’re also about this fandom. PEOPLE MUST KNOW THE POWER OF THIS FANDOM.
We’ve actually traveled across all of the BBC, from the studios on the other side of the building to the cafeteria just around the corner. And everywhere we went we saw BBC employees and asked them to vote for you. But if the Doctor Who Tumblr became a legend, then that’s wrong because our blog isn’t important. There’s something else — the fandom that compelled us to go out there. The fandom that made us walk 500 miles. That fandom’s name is the Whovians. And they continue to reblog stuff about the show so many times, and remind everyone on Tumblr that they’re there. The fandom never stops. The fandom is kind of all over the place (especially with their AU memes). The fandom never asks to be thanked. But we’ve seen the fandom. We know the fandom. We love the fandom. And we know what they can do.
No hold on…
Sorry, that’s Martha’s speech from ‘Last of the Time Lords’ — but you know what you need to do! Go vote for all the things!!!
Doctor Who is up for 'Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show' which is awesome. We want the show to win that one.
we REALLY want you to win the ‘Favorite TV Fan Following’ Award.
Because you guise deserve this. We just voted for you so go vote for yourselves.
(thx xxgoldie12xx for the heads up!)
Update 4:08pm EDT: I think we crashed the People’s Choice Awards site. It was up all day and then you started clicking through and it wasn’t.
There should be a separate award for that.
Update 4:55pm EDT: It’s up again! Go vote!
Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan was named Scottish Fashion Icon of the year at an awards ceremony.
British fashion personality Alexa Chung hosted the star-studded seventh Scottish Fashion Awards at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow.
Go vote for
Saxon them. If you’d like.
Smith, who plays the timelord, won the gong for best Male Drama Performance, while Gillan, who plays his sidekick Amy Pond, picked up the Best Female Drama Performance.
The final shortlist nominees for the 2012 National Television Awards have been announced.
Doctor Who is, once again, up for Best Drama. The show faces competition from Merlin, Downton Abbey and last year’s winner, Waterloo Road, which notoriously put an end to Doctor Who’s winning streak in the category.
Matt Smith and John Barrowman are up for Best Male Drama Performance, while Karen Gillan and Eve Myles are nominated for Best Female Drama Performance.
The Doctor Who nominated categories in full:
- Doctor Who
- Downton Abbey
- Waterloo Road
Best Male Drama Performance
- Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
- John Barrowman (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
- Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)
- David Threlfall (Shameless)
Best Female Drama Performance
- Karen Gillan (Doctor Who)
- Eve Myles (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
- Jaye Jacobs (Waterloo Road)
- Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey)
You can vote for this year’s nominees online here. You know what to do.
Voting closes midday Wednesday 25th January. The awards ceremony will be broadcast the same day live on ITV1 beginning 7.30pm.
HE’S battled aliens alongside Doctor Who and is a critically acclaimed screenwriter and director, but now former Ladbroke Grove resident and Hammersmith student, Noel Clarke, can add an honorary doctorate to his long list of achievements.
The 35-year-old star of Doctor Who and Kidulthood was conferred an honorary doctor of arts at the University of East London at a ceremony held at the O2.
DOCTOR WHO FOR BEST COMEDY:
DOCTOR WHO FOR BEST DRAMA:
DOCTOR WHO FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION:
DOCTOR WHO FOR BEST CHARACTER IMMUNE SYSTEM:
DOCTOR WHO FOR BEST DOCTOR WHO:
British tv show my arse, we all know why Doctor Who can’t get nominated:
Only one I’m okay with.
For reference, the original is over here.