^Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
In 2006 Doctor Who was nominated for the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA), shortlisted in the "Drama Series" category. Doctor Who was also nominated in several other categories in the BAFTA Craft Awards, including Writer (Russell T Davies), Director (Joe Ahearne), and Break-through Talent (production designer Edward Thomas). However, it did not win any of its categories at the Craft Awards.
On 22 April 2006, the programme won five categories (out of 14 nominations) at the lower-profile BAFTA Cymru awards, given to programmes made in Wales. It won Best Drama Series, Drama Director (James Hawes), Costume, Make-up and Photography Direction. Russell T Davies also won the Siân Phillips Award for Outstanding Contribution to Network Television. At the BAFTA Cymru awards the following year the programme won eight of the 13 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Actor for David Tennant and Best Drama Director for Graeme Harper.
The series also won awards at the BAFTA Cymru ceremony on 27 April 2008, including "Best Screenwriter" for Steven Moffat, "Best Director: Drama" for James Strong, "Best Director Of Photography: Drama" for Ernie Vincze, "Best Sound" for the BBC Cymru Wales Sound Team and "Best Make-Up" for Barbara Southcott and Neill Gorton (of Millennium FX).
In March 2009, it was announced that Doctor Who had again been nominated in the "Drama Series" category for the British Academy Television Awards; however, it lost to the BBC series Wallander at the Awards on Sunday 26 April. The series picked up two BAFTAs at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on Sunday 17 May. Visual Effects company The Mill won the "Visual Effects" award for the episode "The Fires of Pompeii" and Philip Kloss won in the "Editing Fiction/Entertainment" category.
In 1996, BBC television held the "Auntie Awards" as the culmination of their "TV60" series, celebrating 60 years of BBC television broadcasting, where Doctor Who was voted as the "Best Popular Drama" the corporation had ever produced, ahead of such ratings heavyweights as EastEnders and Casualty. All people involved into the last years of the series were rewarded, including actors Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor) and Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor), who became the first actors to win an award for their role as the Doctor.
The BBC Audio Drama Awards is an awards ceremony created by BBC Radio to recognise excellence in the radio industry, in particular in audio dramas. The first awards were presented in 2012 and the ceremony has been located at BBC Radio's home Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House. Two Doctor Who audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions have won the Best Audio Drama Award, in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Doctor Who was extremely popular at the BBC.co.uk's online "Best of Drama" poll and swept all the categories (except "Worst Drama") in both 2005 and 2006, the last two years it was made.
In 2005 it beat 29 other nominations with more than 50% of votes in every category, except Best Villain, especially winning Best Drama with 55.86% (ahead of the second-ranked series Bleak House with 15.95%). It also reached the second place in three categories it was nominated twice (Best Actor, Favourite Moment and Most Desirable Star, with the four highest ranks for the last one).
Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) was the highest rated in three BBC's "Best Of" lists: Best Actress in 2005 and 2006, and Most Desirable Star in 2005.
In almost every category of the BBC's list there were 30 nominations. However, only the five best ranked are finally presented (the others figure on a list). The Doctor Who nominees presented here are the ones which was on top 5 (which does not include, for example, John Barrowman's 2005 nomination for Best Actor due to his 14th place).
John Barrowman was nominated in two categories at the 2005 BBC's "Drama Best Of": Best Actor (ranked 14th) and Most Desirable Star (ranked 4th), his only nominations for Doctor Who; however, he was nominated for several awards for reprising his role of Jack Harkness in its spin-off Torchwood.
BBC Awarded to a scene of the episode "The Doctor Dances" the TV Moments Award for Top Moment of May/June 2005. Finally, the moment was nominated as all the others "Top Moment" winners of the year for the Golden Moment Award, which he also won.
The Broadcasting Press Guilt Awards are presented by the Broadcasting Press Guild, a British association of journalists. Doctor Who have been nominated for seven awards overall, but did not win any.
The Constellation Awards are Science Fiction specialised awards. Doctor Who won three awards in 2007, three in 2008, three in 2009, one in 2010 and one in 2011. David Tennant has been nominated for Best Actor five times, with three wins. In 2010 Murray Gold won Best Technical Accomplishment in Science Fiction Film or Television Series, especially beating Academy Award for Best Visual Effects winner Inception (nominated in the same category as him for its Visual Effects).
Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode
In every year of its broadcast since 2005, Doctor Who has received multiple nominations (each for a different episode) for the Short Form category of the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the oldest award for science fiction, winning every year until 2012 except 2009 for a total of six awards. The series receives a record of three separate nominations each in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The revived series have been very popular: every year from 2005 to 2010, it won the Most Popular Drama Award and the actor who played The Doctor won the Best Actor Award (name variable, depending on the year), once for Eccleston and four for Tennant. Three actress who played the Doctor's main companion have been nominated: Piper won Best Actress in 2005 and 2006, Agyeman was nominated for Best Actress in 2007, and Tate was nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance in 2008 but lost due to Tennant's victory on the same category.
David Tennant was very popular at the National Television Awards, winning the male acting award of the ceremony every year during his time as the Tenth Doctor (2006 to 2010, no ceremony in 2009).
2011 was the first year without win for the revival series: it was nominated once again for Most Popular Drama, and Matt Smith was nominated for Most Popular Drama Performance. When the Most Popular Drama Performance Award was split the following year, Smith won Male and Karen Gillan won Female.
2019 saw the return of Doctor Who to the shortlisted nominations list of the National Television Awards for the first time since 2016 when it was nominated for Most Popular Drama Series. Both Jodie Whittaker and the series were nominated in the shortlist.
Every year, Nickelodeon screens an awards show where, as the name depicts, kids vote for their favourites in each category. Doctor Who was nominated in 2012 and 2013 in the Best UK Show category but lost to The X Factor and House of Anubis respectively.
In 2013, BBC Wales was awarded an Institutional Peabody Award for Doctor Who. The award is granted for "excellence in its own terms" to television, radio and electronic media. The award's website praised Doctor Who as follows: "Seemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running, this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe."
In 2008 the show received a nomination for the People's Choice Awards, where results are voted online by general public. Doctor Who was nominated for Favorite Sci Fi/Fantasy Show in 2005 but lost in to Stargate Atlantis. The PCA nomination marked the first time a mainstream popular, non-niche American award had recognized the series.
The Royal Television Society's annual awards are decided by balanced juries of media professionals, with separate juries for individual categories within each of the six groups of Awards. The group of awards for which Doctor Who was nominated were the Television Awards.
In 1974, the RTS Television Awards gave to Doctor Who the first award in its history. Its only other victory was on 2008, 34 years later. The series was nominated three times for Best Drama Series, but never won.
At the SFX Awards, presented by the eponymous science fiction/fantasy magazine, Doctor Who won every category it was nominated for from 2005 to 2008 included. Currently, every actor nominated for an award won it (except Tennant, who lost Best Actor to Smith in 2011). The series won four times Best TV Show, three Best TV Episode (with eight nominations overall), five Best Actor and four Best Actress. It receives a triple nomination for Best TV Episode in 2007, a double nomination in the same category in 2010, and a double nomination for Best TV Actor in 2011. The 2012 shortlist includes Best TV Show, Best TV Actor for Smith, and Best TV Actress for Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston and Suranne Jones.
In 2005, the series came first in a survey by SFX magazine of "The Greatest UK Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Series Ever".
Doctor Who won Best Loved Drama, later changed to Best Family Drama, every time since 2005. The actor who played the Doctor and the actress who played his main companion during a series was nominated every year since 2005: Best Actor had been won one time by Eccleston and three times by Tennant, and Best Actress had been won once by Piper, once by Tate and once by Gillan.
Every year the Writers' Guild of Great Britain honours the best writing. The series have been nominated five time: one in 1975, and four times for the revived series. Steven Moffat have been nominated three times overall, winning one.