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!