Doctor Who star bags Oscar nomination

By Cameron K McEwan

Yesterday, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced revealing yet another Doctor Who star up for the famous Oscar statue.

Andrew Garfield, who played Frank in the 2007 two-parter Daleks In Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks, has been nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the film, Hacksaw Ridge.

In the film, he portrays a conscientious objector whose commitment to serving on the front-lines as a medic takes him to the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

Also nominated in the same category are actors Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen and Denzel Washington. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - which features a plethora of Doctor Who names - has been nominated for two Oscars.

In 2015, Felicity Jones, Robina Redmond in 2008’s The Unicorn and the Wasp, received a nod for The Theory of Everything whilst in 2010 Carey Mulligan, Sally Sparrow in 2007’s Blink, was nominated for An Education.

Older readers may remember that current Doctor Peter Capaldi won an Oscar for his short film, Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life, in 1995.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Feb 26, 2017.

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