BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has been nominated for three TV Choice Awards.
The shortlist nominations for this year’s TV Choice Awards have been revealed and Doctor Who has clocked up three nominations while spin-off shows The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood: Miracle Day both failed to gain enough votes to make the shortlists in their respective categories.
Doctor Who is nominated in the Best Family Drama and is up against BBC One fantasy drama Merlin, schools drama Waterloo Road and American import Glee. The Sarah Jane Adventures sadly didn’t gain enough votes in the category to make it onto the short-list.
Matt Smith is nominated in the Best Actor category up against Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Merlin’s Colin Morgan and Martin Clunes for Doc Martin. Meanwhile Karen Gillan is nominated in the Best Actress category up against Miranda Hart for Call the Midwife, Freya Mayor for Skins and Jaye Jacobs for Waterloo Road.
While Torchwood: Miracle Day failed to make the Best Drama short-list Sherlock, penned by Who writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, is nominated for the award. Sherlock is up against E4’s teen drama Skins, veteran Channel Four drama Shameless and ITV’s Sunday favourite Downton Abbey.
Other related genre nominations include Once Upon A Time, which airs on Channel Five, in the Best New Drama category which faces some tough competition in the form of BBC One’s ratings titan Call the Midwife, the critically acclaimed Prisoners’ Wives and Channel Four’s hit American import Homeland.
Voting closes on Friday 13th July and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Dorchester in London on Monday 10th September.
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