Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Doctor Who Unsuccessful at the 2009 Hugo Awards

The 2009 Hugo Awards, in which Doctor Who received two nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form, has recently taken place at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention. Doctor Who received the two nominations for the stories Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, written by Steven Moffat, and Turn Left, written by Russell T Davies, which were both part of the programme’s fourth series.

Doctor Who has previously been successful at the Hugo Awards with The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace and Blink, all written by Steven Moffat, since the programme was revived for the Twenty First century. Unfortunately neither Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead or Turn Left managed to be successful in the 2009 Hugo Awards.

Other stories that received nominations but didn’t make it to the final nomination stage include: The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, Midnight, Fragments/Exit Wounds, To the Last Man, The Fires of Pompeii, The Doctor’s Daughter and Adrift. Despite Steven Moffat not coming winning a Hugo this year Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead did manage to come second.

Despite Doctor Who receiving no Hugo Awards this year Doctor Who Hideout would like to congratulate incoming executive producer Steven Moffatt on receiving second place in the Hugo Awards after previously winning three Hugo’s. An official list of all the winners for the 2009 Hugo Awards can currently be located here on the official Hugo Awards website.

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