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Doctor Who Loses Out on BAFTA 2019's Must-See Moment Award

Doctor Who lost out to The Bodyguard for the BAFTA 2019 award for Must-See Moment. Rosa‘s sequence in which Rosa Parks (Vinette Robinson) makes a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1950s Alabama was up for the award, though it ultimately went to The Bodyguard‘s surprising assassination of one of its main characters. (We don’t want to spoil it, if you haven’t seen it.)

It’s the second year in a row that Doctor Who has been nominated in this category, and sadly, the second year it’s lost too. The Must-See Moment Award is voted for by the public, and 2019’s list included scenes from Peter Kay’s Car Share, Coronation Street, and the night’s big winner, Killing Eve.

Elsewhere, Jessica Hynes (Human Nature/ The Family of Blood) won Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for There She Goes (which co-stars David Tennant); Steve Pemberton (Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead) won Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for the brilliant Inside No. 9, specifically its heartbreaking Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room story; and Lee Mack (Kerblam!) gave a hilarious speech after being named Best Entertainment Performance for Would I Lie To You?.

Patrick Melrose won Best Mini-Series, and star, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) named Best Lead Actor.

Ben Whishaw also picked up Best Supporting Actor for A Very English Scandal, the drama written by Russell T. Davies.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Loses Out on BAFTA 2019's Must-See Moment Award

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