Thursday, July 19, 2012

2012 Emmy Nominations

Congrats to So You Think You Can Dance, which was nominated for six Emmys today!

  • Outstanding Reality - Competition Program
  • Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Stacey Tookey, Christopher Scott, Spencer Liff)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
Below are the dances nominated for Best Choreography; I wouldn't have chosen most of these, but that's just me (view the nominated routines after the jump!). I'm shocked that Sonya was not nominated, if only because she had such a breadth of work to submit that you'd think something would stick. But Christopher Scott got nominated over her, for God knows what reason. Travis Wall was also nominated in the same category but for work he did on Dancing with the Stars, and one-time guest choreographer Josh Bergasse was also nominated for his work on Smash.

I'm thrilled for Cat Deeley's second nomination; hopefully she'll take it this year since Survivor's Jeff Probst, who has won the award every year since it was introduced in 2008, was not nominated. But Cat is the most personable host on television, so I'm pulling for her.

Stacey Tookey's Nominated Routines

"In This Shirt"
Episode: Meet the Top 20
Dancers: Ricky, Miranda, Sasha, Melanie

"Turning Tables"
Episode: Top 18 Perform
Dancers: Caitlynn & Mitchell

"Heart Asks Pleasure First"
Episode: Top 4 Perform
Dancers: Melanie & Sasha

Christopher Scott's Nominated Routines

"Misty Blue"
Episode: Top 10 Perform
Dancers: Sasha & Twitch

Episode: Meet the Top 20
Dancers: Top 10 Guys

Spencer Liff's Nominated Routines

"Please, Mr. Jailer"
Episode: Top 18 Perform
Dancers: Ashley & Chris

"Where Do I Begin"
Episode: Top 6 Perform
Dancers: Melanie & Tadd

"Whatever Lola Wants"
Episode: Top 4 Perform
Dancers: Sasha & Marko

Overall, I think "Turning Tables" and "Please, Mr. Jailer" were two of the strongest numbers of the entire season, so I wholeheartedly agree with their inclusion. I can't believe Travis was nominated for Dancing with the Stars, because I can't imagine whatever he did there was better than "Turn to Stone" (the statues) and "Moth's Wings" (the crazy Parisian jazz from the Meet the Top 20 episode). But I would have nominated Dee Caspary over Christopher Scott for "Poison & Wine," which featured 8 of the top 16; and "Skin & Bones," which was the light bulb dance with Melanie & Marko.

1 comment:

  1. OHmygod the lightbulb dance was so good. I didn't even remember In This Shirt, it happened so long ago. Please, Mr. Jailer should win. Misty Blue? Really people?