Peter Capaldi is included in this year’s Emmys nomination in the Best Drama Actor category for his performance in Doctor Who – Heaven Sent. This is the first round of nominations and voting will close on 27th June at 10 pm PT. The final short list will be announced the morning of Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the Wolf Theatre at its new Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, CA. In addition, Peter’s nomination, Steven Moffat has also been nominated in the Best Drama Writing category for the same episode. This is a first for Doctor Who as the long-running series has never received an Emmy nomination.
Directed by Rachel Talalay, the episode is hailed by many as the best episode of Series 9. Set immediately after his companion Clara Oswald’s (Jenna Coleman) death, the Doctor is captured, separated from his TARDIS and transported to an unknown location. He is alone and relentlessly hunted by a faceless creature known as the Veil. Heaven Sent is a tour de force for the series star as he performs solo for most of the episode. It is a well-deserved nomination for Capaldi and Moffat.
In addition to the Doctor Who nominations, former Time Lord, David Tennant has been listed in the Television Academy’s ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Series’ category for his role as Kilgrave in Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 pm ET/4:00-8:00 pm PT) on ABC. Emmy Award-winning live television and event producer Don Mischer will executive produce the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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The full list of possible nominees can be found on the Emmys website.
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