David Tennant Projects Shortlisted For Hugo Awards, Announced Tonight

The 2014 Hugo Awards are announced tonight on the final night of the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3 at the ExCel Convention Centre. Two of David Tennant’s 2013 projects have been shortlisted in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special - The Day Of The Doctor starred David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt as three incarnations of the Doctor, alongside Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman and Jemma Redgrave, with a surprise cameo from Tom Baker. The programme was simulcast worldwide on the 23rd November 2013 and also broadcast into cinemas.

Peter Davison's The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was a tongue-in-cheek short following the attempts of the classic Doctors (Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker alongside Peter) to appear in the 50th Anniversary special. As well as a cameo from David Tennant there were also appearances from Paul McGann, Peter Jackson, Steven Moffat, Sean Pertwee, John Barrowman and Georgia Moffett, who also produced the film, plus many other famous faces.

The full category:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form 
  • An Adventure in Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Televison)
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, written & directed by Peter Davison (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Orphan Black: Variations under Domestication written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space/BBC America)

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for administering them. It has been announced that participation in the Hugo Awards is now officially at an all-time high with 3,587 valid Hugo Award final ballots received.

Admission to the ceremony is open to all attending members and day ticket holders of Loncon 3.

You can follow the news fromthe awards via the live stream or through the text stream on the Hugo Awards page (link below).

For more details and to read the full shortlist visit the official Hugo Awards website.