It’s time to pop a bottle of bubbly for So You Think You Can Dance. This morning the best dance show on television got some great news courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in the form of five Emmy nominations. The majority of the nominations, of course, came in the category of Best Choreography, where SYTYCD dominated that other dance show. Out of six nominations, four came from So You Think You Can Dance. While the show has had pieces nominated for Emmy’s before, this is the most nominations the show has ever received in the category. The show’s fifth nomination came in the form of recognition for Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (non-prosthetic). And no, I am not making up that category.
The four nominated routines come from Season Four of So You Think You Can Dance, from four different choreographers. Three of the nominations should come as no surprise to those of you who watched last season, as they were three of the most memorable dances: Bleeding Love, Mercy/The Door, and the Adam & Eve piece. Rounding out the nomination is the pleasant surprise of “Los Amigos,” a steamy sharp tango choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance alum Dmitry Chaplin. While we were shocked that “No Air” didn’t make the cut, we couldn’t be more thrilled with the nominations and the deserved attention that So You Think You Can Dance and its talented choreographers are receiving. The nominations lend extra credence to Debbie Allen’s astute comment from last night, “This isn’t a competition, it’s a conversation. This show is truly evangelizing dance like nothing else has, nothing. Nothing. Nothing.”
Here’s a refresher on the amazing, deserving dances that were honored with an Emmy nomination this morning.
“Bleeding Love” – A Hip Hop Routine
Choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo
Danced By: Mark Kanemura and Chelsie Hightower
“Mercy” (The Door) – A Contemporary Routine
Choreographed by Mia Michaels
Danced By: Twitch and Katee Shean
“Adam and Eve” – A Contemporary Routine
Choreographed by Tyce Diorio
Danced By: Jessica King and Will Wingfield
“Los Amigos” a Tango
Choreographed by Dmitryi Chaplain
Danced By: Joshua Allen and Chelsie Hightower
A big congratulations to the choreographers, dancers, and show that spawned these beautiful routines!
–Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Images Courtesy of FOX)