It’s official: Doctor Who has finally been nominated for an Emmy. The revamp started in 2005 and the show (including those individuals behind the camera) has been nominated over 150 times and won a little over 100. That is a pretty good ratio. But in all of this time it has never been nominated for an Emmy. The voting for the first round closed on June 27th. The initial ballot including two specific players from the show: Peter Capaldi for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Rachel Talayal for Directing for the episode entitled Heaven Sent. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the same episode. The show was included in a costumes category as well for Outstanding Prosthetic for the episode The Magicians Apprentice. The same episode also appeared under the Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy.
Though the show was not nominated for Outstanding Drama series, I think it would have been a contender. In this category we have some of the usual shows: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and The Good Wife. But there are some new shows in this category including Arrow and The Magicians that may get a nod. Marvel made a big showing in this category with 4 sows appearing: Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The official Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14th by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham. The award show will air on September 18th hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Make sure to check it out and see if Doctor Who finally makes its mark on the American awards circuit.