Doctor Who wins at the SFX Awards
Doctor Who was the biggest winner at the SFX Awards which were announced this weekend. Other winners at the awards include Russell Tovey, Ashes to Ashes and Terry Pratchett.
Doctor Who was the biggest winner at the SFX Awards which were announced this weekend. Other winners at the awards include Russell Tovey, Ashes to Ashes and Terry Pratchett. The winners of the awards were revealed at the SFX Weekender which was held over the past several days in London,.
Doctor Who was by far the biggest winner picking up four awards. Matt Smith beat Leonard DiCaperio, Robert Downey Jr and David Tennant to win the Best Actor award. It is perhaps the first time that an actor has beaten another one for a Best Actor award for the same part – essentially. David Tennant was nominated for his role of the 10th Doctor in which he bowed out on New Year’s Day 2010 in The End of Time Part Two and succeed by Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor.
“Thank you so much to the readers of SFX for voting for me. I’m really proud to have won this award and it’s amazing to receive such fantastic support from fans of the show. I’d also like to thank the team at SFX who have continued to produce brilliant coverage on the show – the magazine’s 3D lenticular cover last April was incredible and a real highlight for everyone involved in Doctor Who.” – Matt Smith quoted on SFX website
Matt Smith’s Doctor Who side-kick Karen Gillan won Best Actress for her portrayal of Amy Pond in the BBC sci fi series. Gillan beat Chloe Mortez (Kick Ass), Tvonne Strahovski (Chuck) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar) for the award.
“Wooah! I really wasn’t expecting that! I’m completely honoured that the cool cats who read SFX have voted me best actress! Basically I’m trying to say thanks to each and every reader who took the time to vote. I would also like to thank the Doctor Who production team who work so hard every day to make this show a success. And a big thank you to Matt and Arthur for making the TARDIS team such fun to be in. We are back on your screens this spring with some seriously scary stuff going down. So look out….” – Karen Gillan quoted on SFX website
Doctor Who also won Best Television Show beating E4’s Misfits, The CW drama Supernatural and HBO’s vampire series True Blood. Doctor Who also won the Sci-Fi Phenomenon Award. However, in Doctor Who lost out to fellow BBC series Ashes to Ashes in the Best Television Episode category. The series finale of Ashes to Ashes won the award beating Vincent and the Doctor for Doctor Who, Swang Song for Supernatural and Everything is Broken for True Blood.
E4’s Misfits didn’t go home empty handed though winning the SFX Breakout of the Year Award. Being Human actor Russell Tovey meanwhile was named the SFX Cult Hero. Edgar Wright was named Best Film Director for the genre-bending film Scott Pilgrim Vs The World beating Christopher Nolan for Inception, James Cameron for Avatar and Lee Unkrich for Toy Story 3. Inception did win Best Film though beating Toy Story 3, Kiss Ass and Avatar. Terry Pratchett picked up two awards; Best Novel for I Shall Wear Midnight and the SFX Outstanding Contribution Award.
Other winners included the Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (by Joss Whedon and George Jeanty) for the Best Comic or Graphic Novel category. Best Videogame was won by Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Best Collectable, Model or Toy was by the Eleven Doctor’s Action Figure set from Character Options.
You can view the full list of winners and runners up on the SFX website by clicking here >>