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May 22nd, 2011 29 comments

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Matt Smith Misses Out on BAFTA Award

Matt Smith Misses out on BAFTA award

Matt Smith has lost out to Daniel Rigby in this years BAFTA awards for best actor.

The nominees were…

Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie

Matt Smith – Doctor Who

The obituary show reel ended with Elisabeth Sladen but left out Nicholas Courtney which considering his contribution over the years was rather un-called for.



  • Kathy

    June 10th, 2011 - 11:29pm

    I have recently become a huge fan of “Doctor Who”. I am from the US and hadn’t gotten to see the show before, but I now am able to get the BBCAmerica channel (thank you!) I have only seen Matt Smith, a few David Tennant eps.,and one Christopher Ecclesston. But, I have to say that I think Matt Smith blows the others completely away. He is absolutely brilliant as the Doctor. I love his quirkiness, he’s very funny, and yet can deliver the serious moments with a considerable weight and emotion. He can also be more…um…formidable than the other two, as well. I am surprised that he did not win this award, but that doesn’t mean anything really. All the fans know he’s the champ! P.S. Hey, Directors or Producers: I really liked his darker, slightly longer, messier hair (hanging in his eyes sometimes)like he had in the beginning…like a genious professor who doesn’t have much time to think about his hair and appearance! Ha!

  • Anonymous

    May 29th, 2011 - 7:58pm

    Who is happy? It depends on the person really Steven Moffat for example says that he knows he was “going to lose no matter what potentially twice, and that’s exactly what happened” (and that was just the NTAs).

  • booboo

    May 29th, 2011 - 12:47pm

    I agree,i really hope they have something planned in an episode of something

  • Doug

    May 29th, 2011 - 12:16pm

    There’s been an alarmingly small amount of response to Nicholas Courtney’s death, in terms of the BBC tributes etc. Such as shame.

  • forever dalek 1323

    May 27th, 2011 - 7:51pm

    dr who is our icon this is getting out of hand.

  • forever dalek 1323

    May 27th, 2011 - 7:46pm

    matt smith does try and can do some good scenes but there is just no emotion.

  • forever dalek 1323

    May 27th, 2011 - 7:44pm

    this is an outrage i hope he is happy doctor who is the best in my opinion and that will never change.

  • LJE

    May 27th, 2011 - 4:25am

    dont even know who the winner is, never heard of him. must be popular lol

  • Anonymous

    May 25th, 2011 - 1:24pm

    Matt Smith was already a pretty well known actor, although it was in thearter rather than on television we was better known.

  • ian j carruthers

    May 23rd, 2011 - 4:01pm

    what a discrace matt smith never got a mention at the bafts its about time people relised that david tennant has left doctor who and now matt smith is the new doctor since matt smith took over the part i think he.s done a great job setling in to doctor who give the lad a chance to develop his doctor keep on going matt your doing fantastic and keep on producing fantastic episodes steven moffot iv been watching doctor who since the 60s and i still love sitting down with the kids on a saturday and watching doctor who
    matt smith and co have brought a breath of fresh air into saturdays for every doctor who fans anywhere.

  • paul cox

    May 23rd, 2011 - 12:32pm

    It was great to see a tribute to Elizabeth sladen but not recognizing Nicholas Courtnay was a bad move, he was as respected and admired for his work by the fans and his not being mentioned was bad!

  • Drsuperwho

    May 23rd, 2011 - 11:26am

    Agreed. I think this is a prod moment for the Show even though MS didn’t win he got nominated! That’s all that counts.

  • Fox Mulder

    May 23rd, 2011 - 9:23am

    I never know tenant never nominated for his portrayal as the doctor , hard luck to smith.

  • Drsuperwho

    May 23rd, 2011 - 9:08am

    I would have to agrre with The Dark Side OF The Moon, Eric and Erine is and was a masterpeice.
    You don’t just win cos your famous….You win because your a great actor and many other great actors have missed out on Bafta’s. While he was the Doctor Tennant got not even a nomination!

  • Sarah

    May 23rd, 2011 - 3:20am

    I saw all of the performanaces except the winner. I happy for whoever he is


    May 22nd, 2011 - 11:39pm

    He was nominated! The first Doctor to be nominated for a national BAFTA. That’s a victory we can take away from this, it was an incredible strong short list and when you think of all the great actors who missed out you realise how great a victory it is that Matt had a look in. Tennant was never nominated so that should stump so arguements that Doctor Who has gone downhill after it losing out at the NTAs which are a popularity contest in comparison to the BAFTAs (both do have their merits though)

  • The Dark Side of the Moon

    May 22nd, 2011 - 11:36pm

    Who was Matt Smith before he got this part…? Daniel Rigby is a little know but very talented actor.

  • The Dark Side of the Moon

    May 22nd, 2011 - 11:34pm

    The award is not given based on fame…its given on talent…and if any of you had actually seen Daniel Rigby’s portrayal of Eric Morecombe, then you will know EXACTLY why he won. Four great actors were up for that award but in my opinion, the best man won.

  • Tommy Ash

    May 22nd, 2011 - 10:51pm

    Good! I love Doctor Who, but Matt Smith is just not good. He tries to hard to play the lovable eccentric Jack Sparrow type character. It doesn’t work.

  • Joe

    May 22nd, 2011 - 10:08pm

    Im sorry, but who is Daniel Rigby?

    Matt Smith should’ve won. i’m not just saying that cos i like dr who. im saying it cos hes my fav actor.

  • I Love Cybermen

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:40pm

    Dr Who is not given the due it deserves!

  • I Love Cybermen

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:39pm

    Who IS Daniel Rigby? Never heard of him!!!

  • Homer J Simpson

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:31pm

    Remember BAFTAs are voted by the academy that don’t watch popular TV programs.

    Many of the nominations I have never heard of.

    Come on the British Television Awards where the votes are made by the public.

  • Rufus

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:18pm

    Yes, that was really not on. Shame.

  • Rufus

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:17pm

    Because Daniel Rigby was better. Sorry, but there it is.

  • Sarah

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:15pm

    So wish I could have been there!

  • Melissa

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:13pm

    How did Matt Smith NOT win?! The worlds gone crazy 🙁

  • Peter

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:09pm

    Great shame and what the hell happened to Nichols Courtney, no tribute from the beeb and now this

  • doctor who fan 5611

    May 22nd, 2011 - 9:03pm


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