'Doctor Who's Trophy Cabinet

Published Jan 24 2010, 06:00 GMT  |  By

'Doctor Who's Trophy Cabinet
The revival of Doctor Who in 2005 not only brought a whole new generation of viewers to the much-beloved show - but also left the Time Lord needing a Tardis-like trophy cabinet that's much bigger on the inside. Under the guidance of execs Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson, Doctor Who has landed more gongs than a Hoix has had hot dinners. Not bad for a programme that's only notable accolade during its initial 26-year run was a 1975 'Best Children's Drama' gong from the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain. Read on for a rundown of the best of the show's triumphs before this week's success at the National Television Awards…

2005

The fruits of the revived show didn't bear much until the following year as it was screened too late to be eligible for most of the telly-related awards, but it did just creep in towards the end of the year to secure a stunning trio of gongs at the National Television Awards. Voted for by the public, this was validation of Doctor Who's mainstream success and also saw Christopher Eccleston's part in the relaunch be rightly noticed.

National Television Awards
Most Popular Drama
Most Popular Actor - Christopher Eccleston
Most Popular Actress - Billie Piper

2006

The awards started rolling in during 2006, with the combination of David Tennant and Billie Piper working wonders. It also saw the start of a love affair between the celebrated international Hugo Awards and the work of a certain Steven Moffat.

BAFTA TV Awards
Best Drama Series
Pioneer Award (voted for by the British public)

BAFTA Cymru Award
Best Drama Series/Serial
Best Director - Drama – James Hawes ('The Christmas Invasion')

National Television Awards
Most Popular Actor - David Tennant
Most Popular Actress - Billie Piper
Most Popular Drama

TV Quick Awards
Best Actor - David Tennant
Best Actress - Billie Piper

Hugo Awards
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short-Form ('The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances')

2007

Yet more success, with the solid third season of the revived series being lauded for the consistency of the scripts by the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain. Poor Freema Agyeman wasn't having much luck with the voting panels, though.

National Television Awards
Most Popular Drama
Most Popular Actor - David Tennant

BAFTA Cymru Awards
Best Actor - David Tennant ('Doomsday')
Best Editor - Crispin Green ('Tooth and Claw')
Best Costume - Louise Page

Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Award for Best TV Series/Soap – (for the third season)

TV Quick Awards
Best Loved Drama
Best Actor - David Tennant

Hugo Awards
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short-Form ('The Girl in the Fireplace')

2008

Doctor Who finally won a Royal Television Society award after years of fruitless nominations, plus a highly-prestigious BAFTA for writing winged its way to Steven Moffat. Before the incoming showrunner could blink, he also landed Hugo and BAFTA Cymru statues for the Sally Sparrow-centric episode, too. That wasn't the only love-in that year - check out the Welsh BAFTA's appreciation for the technical aspects of the 2007 Christmas Special. (Surely viewers were too busy gawping at Kylie to notice those things?)

BAFTA TV Awards
Best Writer - Steven Moffat ('Blink')

BAFTA Cymru Awards
Best Director - Drama - James Strong ('Voyage of the Damned')
Best Director of Photography - Drama - Ernest Vincze ('Voyage of the Damned')
Best Drama Series
Best Make-Up - Barbara Southcott , Neill Gorton ('The Shakespeare Code')
Best Screenwriter - Steven Moffat - ('Blink')
Best Sound – ('Voyage of the Damned')

National Television Awards
Most Popular Drama
Outstanding Drama Performance - David Tennant

Royal Television Society Awards
Best Sound – Drama ('Midnight')

TV Quick Awards
Best Loved Drama Series
Best Actor - David Tennant
Best Actress - Catherine Tate

Hugo Awards
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form ('Blink')

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – Saturn Awards
Best International Series

2009

The lack of a proper series during Doctor Who's 'gap year' had a knock-on effect with the awards, but that didn't stop the previous year's 'Midnight' from gaining some recognition. In addition, David Tennant's acceptance speech at the National Television Awards will go down in history as one of the defining moments of the show, as he announced his departure from the lead role.

BAFTA TV Awards
Best Editing - Fiction/Entertainment - Philip Kloss ('Midnight')

BAFTA Cymru Awards
Best Sound ('Midnight')

National Television Awards
Most Popular Drama
Outstanding Drama Performance - David Tennant

Visual Effects Society Awards
Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Programme ('Silence in the Library')