The 2010 Hugo Award ceremony will take place at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne Australia this year, and sees Doctor Who nominated three times in the Best Dramatic Presentation — Short Form category! The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars — all penned/co-penned by former series show-runner Russell T Davies — are vying for the award, and are up against American series Dollhouse and Flash Forward.
Doctor Who has fared well in this category since its return to television. In 2006, new series show-runner Steven Moffat's story The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances won the award (with Father's Day and Dalek also nominated). Then the following year saw Moffat's The Girl in the Fireplace succeeding (this time against Army of Ghosts/Doomsday and School Reunion). And then in 2008 — you guessed it — Moffat triumphed again with Blink (up against Human Nature/Family of Blood and Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness). Last year Moffat narrowly missed out with Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (along with Russell T Davies's Turn Left) to Buffy and Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon's Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Will Davies finally triumph this year with three stories up for the award? The award ceremony takes place at Aussiecon between 2nd-6th September — only those registered for the convention are eligible to vote.