2010 Emmy Award Nominations-Outstanding Choreography

So I thought I’d follow up my post from about a month ago talking about Emmy nods since they officially came out this morning. The nominating committee had an incredible group of dances to choose from from shows like SYTYCD, DWTS, and the Oscars, among others. So, straight from the Emmy website, here are the nominees:

82nd Annual Academy Awards-Routines: Opening Number/No One Wants to Do It Alone & Score Suite-ABC-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Choreographer: Adam Shankman

Dancing with the Stars-Routines: Futuristic Paso Doble/Living On Video & Quickstep/Anything Goes-ABC-BBC-Worldwide Productions
Choreographer: Derek Hough

Dancing With The Stars-Routine: Paso Doble/Malaquena-ABC-BBC-Worldwide Productions
Choreographers: Chelsie Hightower and Derek Hough

So You Think You Can Dance-Routines: Gravity/Addiction & Koop Island Blues & One-Fox-Dick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Choreographer: Mia Michaels

So You Think You Can Dance-Routine: Fear-Fox-Dick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey

So there we have it, 3 noms for alums/choreographers of SYTYCD. It looks like they changed up the nominating procedure this year, I can’t tell if Mia Michaels has 3 noms for her 3 different pieces from S5 or if they’re just one big nomination. Yay for Chelsie Hightower! If you guys haven’t seen the Paso she choreographed with Derek, you should check it out, it’s pretty awesome (embedded below)

I’m psyched to see they nominated Addiction (embedded below), very much deserved, but I’m a little iffy about the other 2. Gotta love the Butt Dance, but Travis deserved that nod for “If It Kills Me”. What about Napoleon and Tabitha/Dmitry for the awesome Calle Ocho routine (even though I’ve permanently banned that song b/c I heard it so many times). Fear (embedded below), Stacey Tookey’s piece, is the one she did in S6 W2 for Legacy and Kathryn, and while I love that one as well, I would have rather seen that one go to Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson for the piece they did with Kathryn and Jakob in the finale, and partially because they got screwed out of a nod for “Imagine” in S4.

Fear-Kathryn and Legacy

Addiction-Kayla and Kupono (from the finale, Kayla danced her heart out just after being eliminated from the competition, the judges show her some major love)

Chelsie and Derek’s Paso (the guy in the middle on the guitar, Mark Ballas, was supposed to dance it with them but hurt his knee the night before, they had to rechoreograph the whole thing for the two of them)