While the Emmy Awards have long been dominated by more “traditional” fare, in recent years the annual award ceremony has seen an influx of nominations – and wins! – going to genre shows like ‘Game of Thrones.’ Even shows that are produced and aired by non-traditional over-the-airwaves venues like Netlfix and Hulu are getting recognition. In that vein then, it should come as no surprise that BBC has chosen to submit their highest-rated show, ‘Doctor Who,’ to the Emmys for award considerations for the first time in the show’s 50-plus year history. Really, the only surprise is that it’s taken them this long!
BBC has submitted their other shows for consideration previously, and has even won an Emmy recently – thanks largely to ‘Who’ magnate Steven Moffat, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special for this work on the ‘Sherlock’ episode “His Last Vow.”
According to the reports, BBC opted not to submit “Doctor Who’ in the Best Drama Series category, possibly for fears of it being soundly beaten by the usual powerhouses, or worse, not even garnering a nomination at all. They did, however, submit Peter Capaldi for consideration as Lead Actor in a Drama, and the second-to-last episode of the most recent season (series), “Heaven Sent,” will be up for possible writing and directing nominations.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will host its announcement ceremony on ABC on July 14th, with the actual awards show happening later in the year on the same channel, on September 18th.
Tony Schaab went to a convention once, and all he bought there was a towel; he patted himself on the back, however, when the Vogon Constructor Fleet showed up at Earth the next day. A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.