SFX Awards 2012 winners revealed

Doctor WhoThe winners of SFX magazine’s 2012 awards have been announced with Doctor Who picking up several awards.

Alex KingstonThe SFX Awards 2012 winners have been announced. The awards recognise film, television, novels and comics from the world of sci-fi, cult and fantasy.

Winning the Best Film category was Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows (part two) which beat the short-listed X-Men: First Class and Thor. Matthew Vaughn was voted Best Director for X-Men First Class. Vaughn beat David Yates, for Harry Potter, who is rumoured to be directing a film version of Doctor Who. Also nominated for best director was Kenneth Branagh for Thor.

Doctor Who was voted best TV Show beating Games of Thrones, Misfits and Fringe. Game of Thrones did however pick up Best New Show beating the American remake of Being Human which airs on Syfy as well as Falling Skies and Starz’s Camelot which was cancelled after just one series. Matt Smith won best actor for Doctor Who beating Michael Fasbender for X-Men: First Class, Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones and Iwan Rheon for Misfits. Smith’s Doctor Who co-star Alex Kingston won Best Actress for her role of River Song beating lead actress Karen Gillan as well as Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Maisie Williams for Game of Thrones.

Biggest Disappointment was fore the lack of Stan Lee cameo in X-Men: First Class. Amusingly also nominated was the BBC’s censorship of “Jack’s [John Barrowman] arse” in Torchwood: Miracle Day, the film Green Lantern, as well as the fairies in True Blood. The Walking Dead won Best Comic while George RR Martin’s A Dance with Dragons was named Best Novel.

Meanwhile the SFX Team Choice awards were also revealed. Screenwriting Excellence went to Neil Gaiman for his episode of Doctor Who, The Doctor’s Wife. Brian Blessed was named Living Legend while Joe Gilgun of E4’s Misfits was named Breakout Star. The Elisabeth Sladen Award, a new award created in memory of the late actress, went to her CBBC series The Sarah Jane Adventures. Lifetime Achievement ward went to John Wagner and Carolos Ezquerra while BBC Four’s Dirk Gently was tipped as a show for the future while fantasy drama Merlin was also recognised.