On July 14, 2016 The Creative Arts Emmy Awards nominees were announced. We were extremely happy to learn that Derek has been nominated in the category “Outstanding Choreography” for his body of work with Bindi Irwin (“Footprints in the sand”, “Grace Kelly” and “Cry Little Sister”) on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars.
The other nominations were: Quest Crew (America’s Best Dance Crew), Kathryn Burns (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Travis Wall (SYTYCD) and Anthony Morigerato (SYTYCD).
It’s Derek’s 8th Emmy nomination in total and has already won two times (2013 and 2015 – shared with Julianne & Tessandra Chavez, plus Travis Wall). You can find a list with all his nominations here.
This year, there was another tie in the category and the winners were Quest Crew and Kathryn Burns. Congratulations to the winners 🙂
Below you can find the videos of the dances Derek has been nominated for and all the coverage – videos, pictures and articles – for the Emmys 2016 (pre/during/post the ceremony).
Derek’s nominated routines
- Entertainment Weekly – a special post about the Choreography nominations, talking about Emmy Awards in general and then providing all the routines that are nominated in the category “Outstanding Choreography”.
- Emmy Award Nominees Reception Ceremony: Derek receives his certificate for his nomination on August 28, 2016.
Creative Emmy Awards Night
- Ceremony – Derek & Marilu presented 3 awards
Red Carpet & After Party
(Creative Arts Awards)
WOW!!! Thank you so much to the #Emmys for the nomination! Always such an honor!! I also want to thank my beautiful partner @bindisueirwin for inspiring me and allowing me to create for her. It was a such a special season:) I want to give a HUGE shout out to the @dancingabc production team for always bringing the choreographers ideas to life. Dream team 👊🏼 I share this nomination with all of you. Thank you once again @televisionacad for the amazing honor