Cleaning Up at Portal

Airlock Alpha’s 2010 Portal Awards have taken place and Doctor Who has come up trumps in terms of awards, after being nominated in many categories.

Tenth Doctor Who David TennantA breakdown of the shows winning categories is as follows:

-David Tennant earned Best Actor as the Doctor

-Russell T Davies won the Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award

-Bernard Cribbins won Best Supporting Actor as Wilfred Mott

-Doctor Who itself won Best Series (closely followed by Torchwood)

-Eve Myles earned herself a virtual statue for Best Actress (in Torchwood) followed by Karan Gillan.

-David Tennant’s finale as the Doctor, The End of Time, won best television episode.

-Alex Kingston claimed the Best Guest Actor category for her role as River Song in The Time of Angels.

It’s worth noting that Tennant was up against some stiff competition including John Barrowman (as Captain Jack in Torchwood, Matthew Fox (as Jack Shepard in Lost), Zachary Levi from Chuck and Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13. Tennant earned himself sixty eight per cent of the overall vote followed closely by Barrowman.

Bernard Cribbins was also a clear favourite as he claimed 59 per cent of the vote for his category whilst being up against the likes of Robert Carlyle from Stargate: Universe, Enver Gjokaj from Dollhouse, John Noble from Fringe and Terry O’Quinn from Lost.

Phew! It’s not surprising that our favourite shows has cleaned up yet again as the time and effort to make each episode different each week is startlingly difficult whereas shows such as Lost or Stargate: Universe has a slightly stricter rulebook to follow (no disrespect to the actors and production crews involved, they do sterling work themselves, but Doctor Who was in such limbo before 2005 it’s amazing that it can still have this effect on the viewing public to this day).


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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