Travis Wall (‘So You Think You Can Dance’) had ‘no expectations’ about Emmy win [Exclusive Video]

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Just before his Emmy win at Saturday night’s Creative Arts ceremony, Travis Wall chatted with Gold Derby about his chances of becoming the ninth to win Best Choreography for “So You Think You Can Dance” (watch below). He said, “I have literally no expectations. I’m coming here to enjoy the day, and whatever happens happens.”

Related: Complete list of 2015 Creative Arts Emmy winners

There was good news for him not long after our chat when he prevailed for a trio of dances from the show’s 11th season, which aired last summer: “Wave,” “When I Go” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The last of those was inspired by the fight for marriage equality. “It was the first time we had shown same-sex couples on the show,” he told us. He admits that it was a risk, “but it was received so well on social media and with the public, and with the academy, which is pretty darn cool, especially if you look back a year ago to when the piece was created and fast-forward a year later – now it’s legal to get married everywhere.”

This was Wall’s first Emmy win after five straight nominations. The show has another chance to win at the primetime telecast on Sunday, September 20, where it’s up for Best Reality-Competition Series for the fifth year in a row. It previously lost three times to “The Amazing Race” (2011, 2012, 2014) and once to “The Voice” (2013). Will the fifth time be the charm for the show as it was for Wall?

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