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Doctor Who Loses Out at TV Choice Awards 2019

Doctor Who has lost out at this year’s TV Choice Awards, missing out on the Best Family Drama gong; similarly, Jodie Whittaker, aka the Thirteenth Doctor, was in the running for Best Actress, but didn’t win (although admittedly she sadly didn’t make it through to the shortlist after the initial nominations were announced back in May).

Instead, Call the Midwife was named Best Family Drama, meaning Casualty was also a… casualty (I’m hilarious) of the awards ceremony (so too was The Durrells, written by Simon Nye, of Amy’s Choice fame).

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) was named Best Actress, meaning Poldark‘s Eleanor Tomlinson (who appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures) lost out.

Neither Russell T Davies’ A Very English Scandal nor Years and Years made it to the shortlist for Best New Drama (won by Bodyguard); Neil Cross’ Luther didn’t make it through to Best Drama (which went to Line of Duty); and Lee Mack’s Not Going Out lost to After Life for Best Comedy Show.

All in all then, a disappointing night for the Doctor Who team and its alumni. But hey, there’s always next year.

Congratulations to 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 at TV Choice Awards 2019

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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