Doctor Who’s 2016 Christmas offering ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ has been announced as a finalist for a 2017 Hugo Award.

The special written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette is nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, in a hugely competitive category which includes Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Expanse and Splendour & Misery.

Peter Capaldi returned as The Doctor alongside Matt Lucas as Nardole for a not so seasonal adventure. They joined forces with investigative journalist Lucy Fletcher (Charity Wakefield) and masked Superhero ‘The Ghost’ (Justin Chatwin) for a fantastic New York caper saving the world from mind stealing aliens.

The Hugo Awards have been presented annually since 1955 and are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. The awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for administering them.

The 2017 Hugo Awards will be presented on the evening of Friday, August 11th at a ceremony at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention.

Watch the announcement in the video below. A full list of nominations can also be found at the Hugo Awards website.


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