Tonight sees the announcement of the 2016 Hugo Awards and Doctor Who’s ‘Heaven Sent’ is among the nominees.
Doctor Who’s stunning series 9 penultimate episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachael Talalay is nominated in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category.
‘Heaven Sent’, a Doctor only episode is now considered a modern masterpiece, standing tall as the undisputed highlight of Series 9.
The winners will be announced during the Hugo Awards ceremony at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, Missouri from 8pm (central time). You can watch the ceremony live via UStream.
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.
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (SHORT FORM)
- Doctor Who: “Heaven Sent” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Television)
Grimm: “Headache” written by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, directed by Jim Kouf (Universal Television; GK Productions; Hazy Mills Productions; Open 4 Business Productions; NBCUniversal Television Distribution)
- Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “The Cutie Map” Parts 1 and 2 written by Scott Sonneborn, A. Larson, and Meghan McCarthy, directed by Jayson Thiessen and Jim Miller (DHX Media/Vancouver; Hasbro Studios)
- Supernatural: “Just My Imagination” written by Jenny Klein, directed by Richard Speight (Kripke Enterprises; Wonderland Sound and Vision; Warner Bros. Television)
About Heaven Sent
Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…