After picking up a golden mask at last week’s BAFTA Television Craft Awards, it has been announced that Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat will be presented with a Special Award at a ceremony next Sunday.
It’s certainly been a turbulent week for the head writer of two of Britain’s most iconic television characters. After current companions Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan left Doctor Who last Saturday, The Moff won the Writer award the following day for his Sherlock script “A Scandal In Belgravia” at the BAFTA Craft Awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winner earlier today.
Moffat joins Who predecessor Russell T. Davies on the list of previous winners of the prestigious award. Steven had the following to say:
“Blimey! A Special Award! I didn’t even know I was ill! So thrilled by this – especially after two years of Sherlock and Doctor Who, my two favourite shows ever. Of course the work, and the people I get to work with, has always been all the reward I need – a fact I’m very glad that BAFTA has disregarded.”
“He is one of the finest exponents of his craft and his award, presented in honour of the late, great Dennis Potter, is very well deserved indeed,” added Tim Corrie, BAFTA’s Chairman. The Scottish writer’s previous work includes Coupling, Jekyll, and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
The award will be presented at the ceremony on May 27, where Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott are nominated for their roles as Sherlock, John and Moriarty, respectively.
Are you glad to hear that Moffat is being honoured with the award?