Last year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return Of Doctor Mysterio, has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s Hugo Award nominations.
The only full episode of Doctor Who to air in 2016, The Return Of Doctor Mysterio was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette for BBC Cymru Wales. It featured Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor alongside returning guest star Matt Lucas, who will once again be reprising his role as Nardole in the show’s upcoming tenth series.
The show is nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category alongside Black Mirror (House Of Tomorrow), Game Of Thrones (HBO), The Expanse (SyFy) and the album Splendor & Misery by Clipping.
Doctor Who has received Hugo Award nominations every year since its return in 2005 and has won on six occasions, with four of the winning episodes penned by departing lead writer Steven Moffat. The show last won in 2012 for The Doctor’s Wife but has sadly missed out since, with last year’s highly-acclaimed nominee Heaven Sent losing out to Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
The 2017 Hugo Awards will be presented on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 at a ceremony at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. A full list of nominees in all categories can be found at the official Hugo Awards website.
[Source: BBC Doctor Who]