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PureDWTS: Academy Changes Rules for Outstanding Choreography Category – What Does This Mean for DWTS?

Probably not much, in the great scheme of things…but it might *slightly* improve the chances of DWTS getting a nomination:

Restructured Choreography Categories

There will be two separate juried awards:

Outstanding Choreography for Variety and Reality Programming (Variety Series, Variety Special, Structured Reality, Unstructured Reality and Competition Program)
Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming (Comedy Series, Drama Series, Limited Series and Television Movie)

There were several other changes made to other categories, such as a minimum length for the Outstanding TV Movie category and a new sound mixing category, per Deadline.  The other rule change which could affect DWTS’ eligibility for nominations involves the “hanging episode” rule, which allows for the submission of certain episodes airing outside the designated eligibility period:

Hanging Episode Eligibility

Eligibility changed from “airing prior to the nomination-round voting deadline” to
“airing prior to the start of nomination-round voting.”

Addendum to Hanging Episode Rule:

Programmed networks may post episodes on a distribution platform in advance of
the episodes’ airdates in cases where they otherwise would be “hanging” or
ineligible because they are scheduled outside the eligibility period. Posting must
meet the following criteria:

● Episodes must be posted within the current eligibility year (i.e., by May 31).
● Episodes may be posted on a private distribution platform accessible only to
Television Academy membership.
● Episodes must be the same in form and content as they will later appear in
their regular time slots.
● The subsequent airing of the episodes must take place within the month of
June.

So what do the above rule changes mean for DWTS? Given that the choreography category has now been split into reality and scripted, it may free up a slot or two for nominations from reality dance shows, since there have been a few rogue nominations from scripted shows (notably Smash, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The Real O’Neals) that have snuck into the category in recent years and given SYTYCD & DWTS a run for their money.  That being said, I’m not sure there was anything particularly noteworthy, choreography-wise, on DWTS this past season (two seasons if you count Juniors) that would be able to stand up to Nigel’s relentless nomination campaigning over at SYTYCD, or some of the genius work coming out of WOD (though they were notably snubbed this past year, likely owing to Nigel’s aforementioned campaigning). As for the scripted category, I have a feeling it’s probably going to be pretty small – maybe only 2-3 nominations – and if there’s a contender for a winner in that category, I think it might be this surprisingly edgy dance from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – can’t remember who tweeted me this (Tres? Robbie?) but it’s a gem:

As for the hanging nomination rule, it won’t affect DWTS this time around, as there’s no spring season that might miss the deadline…but who knows what the future holds.

Thoughts?

December 14, 2018 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars Wins Another Emmy Award

Give it up for Dancing With The Stars. In addition to a choreography Emmy Award for Mandy Moore, Dancing With The Stars also won for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series last night.

September 18, 2017 I Written By

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Pure Dancing With The Stars 2015 Emmy Awards Coverage – Photos And More

Let’s get this party started with some beautiful instagrams….and THANK YOU for everyone who is sending!! You rock! Keep checking back for updates…

ETA: Sadly, Tom Bergeron lost to Jane Lynch for Outstanding Host. But, he is still the most outstanding host to us!

ETA2: Outstanding Reality Competition went to The Voice. WHA?

And now for some HQ Photos. Also, for more with Derek and Julianne, see Pure Derek Hough.

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2015 Emmy Awards “Best Choreography” Coverage And Full Speeches From Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, And Tessandra Chavez

Below you can watch the announcement of Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, And Tessandra Chavez’s Emmy for “Best Choreography” and their full speeches. Again, congratulations to them all! Special thanks though to @IdolxFactor1 for recording.

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DWTS Julianne Hough Behind The Scenes With InStyle Getting Ready For The 2014 Emmy Awards

InStyle has a really cool feature up of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough getting ready for the Emmy Awards. Stylist Anita Patrickson shares snippets from the day as she helped Julianne with her hair and makeup to lacing up the corset on her dress. You can see some gorgeous pictures as well.

Julianne also wrote a new blog about getting glammed up for the Emmy’s and posted pictures before the show like the one below with Derek. Too fun!! For more coverage, visit Pure Derek Hough.

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August 27, 2014 I Written By

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DWTS Karina Smirnoff Goes With Metallic Black Lace For 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party

I don’t know about you, but, I can’t get enough of the new Emmy Party photos. Below is Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff at the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on in West Hollywood, California over the weekend. Gorgeous!

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DWTS Pros Karina Smirnoff And Cheryl Burke Dazzle At 2014 Pre Emmy Parties

What do you think of these dresses? Last night, Cheryl Burke attended Entertainment Weekly’s Pre Emmy Party at the Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California. Karina Smirnoff attended the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, California. Perfection in every way! Be sure to click on both Getty Image links above to see more.

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Dancing With The Stars Wins Two Creative Emmy Awards, Derek Hough And Amy Purdy Grace Red Carpet

Give it up for Dancing With The Stats! Last night, our favorite show won two Creative Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series” and “Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series”!! Tom Bergeron and Derek Hough didn’t win in their nominated categories, but, what an honor to be nominated none the less. They are always winners to us. To see a complete list of the winners, see E Online. Below are pictures of Derek Hough and Amy Purdy gracing the Red Carpet. Beautiful! If you’d like to see more pictures and coverage see Pure Derek Hough and Getty Images.

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DWTS2013 Karina Smirnoff Attends More Pre-Emmy Parties And Events

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Doesn’t Karina Smirnoff look beautiful again….and this time in yellow? The Dancing With The Stars pro was seen arriving at Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California last night. She also attended a Variety & Women In Film Pre-Emmy Event presented by Yoplait Greek at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills. You can see lots more where these pictures came from at Zimbio Pictures. Diva!

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Carrie Anne Inaba Asked About DWTS All Star Judging, Unfair Advantages, And More

Access Hollywood caught up with judge Carrie Ann Inaba at the Emmy Awards last night. She had a few things to say about the premiere of Dancing With The Stars tonight and how the judging is going to be tougher this season. She said, “It’s going to be an intense season and they are going to look at detail”. She also talks of who she has her eye on and more (is she going to fair this season? I hope so. In my opinion, if she was going to mention a few people last night, she should mention them all?).

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