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Doctor Who scoops the 2nd annual Constellation Awards

18/07/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The winners of the 2008 Constellation Awards for Canadian science fiction television series and movies have been announced.

CBC's co-production Doctor Who swept the television categories, picking up three trophies including Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2007.

The show's lead actor David Tennant won Best Male Performance in a Science Fiction Television Episode for the second year in a row, beating out nominees from Heroes, Supernatural, and Chuck. Meanwhile, British actress Carey Mulligan was a surprise winner in the Best Actress category for her guest appearance in Doctor Who, beating out popular lead actresses from Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Stargate SG-1, and other series.

Other acting awards went to Will Smith for I Am Legend and Emma Watson for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The CITY-TV series Supernatural was not denied, reeling in Best Overall 2007 Science Fiction Film or Television Script for its episode, What Is and What Should Never Be.

The movie Transformers also performed well, taking home two trophies. It won Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Mini-Series of 2007 as well as Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2007 Science Fiction Film or Television Production for the Special Effects produced by Industrial Light & Magic.

Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2007, went to Toronto-based author Tanya Huff for her contributions to the television series, Blood Ties. Her books were the inspiration for the series and she is a creative consultant for the show.

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