Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Can Doctor Who Win Tonight at the National Television Awards?

It's that night of the year again - the 2014 National Television Awards taking place tonight, with Doctor Who shortlisted for two categories.

Doctor Who is up for Best Drama, up against David Tennant-starring Broadchurch, Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey - and departed Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith is up for his final shot at the award in Drama Performance, up against Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife), Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey).

But in the greater Whoniverse, there's an interesting duel of Benedict Cumberbatch (Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock) and David Tennant (for Broadchurch) in Best TV Detective. The other nominees for the category are Idris Elba (Luther), Prisoner Zero actress and Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman, and the TARDIS herself, Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey).

Doctor Who left empty-handed last year, losing out in each category - but can the success of the 50th anniversary, the excitement of a new Doctor and Matt Smith's amazing performances in his final episodes propel Doctor Who to awards success? We'll be posting the news from the ceremony tonight!