Despite being one of TV’s highest profile dance shows, ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” has only received one Emmy for Best Choreography, for Derek Hough in 2013. This year, he’s nominated again, alongside his sister Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez for their “Elastic Heart” routine. Can they win together?
Derek’s win came in the year when the nominated choreographers collaborated on an interpretive dance for the primetime telecast. It was the only time to date that the award was presented during the telecast instead of at the Creative Arts Awards the previous week, and when Derek won, his sister could be seen giving him an enthusiastic round of applause from the audience.
Julianne has yet to win an Emmy. She was previously nominated for her choreography twice before: by herself in 2008 and with Derek in 2009. This is her first bid in six years, for a season that also marks her full-time return to “Dancing with the Stars,” this time as a judge.
This year, she faces 21-year-old “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Witney Carson, as well as a trio of choreographers from “So You Think You Can Dance“: Spencer Liff, Sonya Tayeh and Travis Wall. None of them have won. In fact, the only previous champ in the race this year is Julianne’s brother Derek. Is that good news for Julianne?
“Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” also face off in the Best Reality-Competition Series category. Do you think one of them will win, or will “The Amazing Race” continue its amazing reign?
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Photo: Derek and Julianne Hough at Primetime Emmys, 2014. Credit: Rob Latour/REX