Archive for April 26th, 2011
Doctor Who isn’t up for a BAFTA award this year, but the Doctor himself is – or rather, Matt Smith – apparently the first time that the actor playing the Doctor has been nominated. The competition is fierce though, and there is a significant SF presence, as the Drama Series category includes Being Human, Misfits, the Who-esque Sherlock, and Downton Abbey.
Smith also faces competition in the Leading Actor from Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart, but no stranger to the Doctor – he played the role very temporarily in a comedy short – or Harry Potter fans), and Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie).
Other related noms were Lauren Socha (Misfits) for Leading Actress and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) for Supporting Actor. Misfits was also nominated for New Media.
The BAFTA awards take place May 22nd.
In the next sneak peek clip of the all-new episode of Stargate Universe, a swarm of drones are in pursuit of the Destiny and quickly approaching. The team couldn’t see them on their radar when they popped up from behind a planet. They are trying to reach a star but they also need to refuel. Watch the clip and tune in on Monday at 9/8c only on Syfy to see if they are able to escape, go straight through, or if they succumb to the firing of the drones.
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