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Old September 3 2013, 02:47 PM   #2091
Brendan Moody
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Yeah. I like Doctor Who a lot, but it's ridiculously over-represented in Hugo nominations and wins, to a point where I'm pleased to see something else win, even though I don't think "Blackwater" and Game of Thrones are that great either. Doctor Who has had three of the five nominations in six of the eight years it's been eligible; in both of the other years it had two, and in one of those years there was also a Torchwood episode nominated.

Of course, in the couple years before Who that the Short Form category existed, it was dominated by Joss Whedon shows, and I'm sure if the category had existed before that it would have been heavy on Star Trek. There's probably always going to be some franchise or writer fandom is disproportionately obsessed with, just as the same famous names get put up for the prose awards regardless of the quality of their latest.
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