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  • Writer's pictureKristyn Burtt

2018 Outstanding Choreography Emmy Nominees

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Emmy nominations 2018-Choreography

The 70th Annual Emmy Award nominations were announced today and wow, was it a roller coaster ride. There were a lot of wonderful surprises and some disappointing snubs, especially for World of Dance which didn't receive a single nomination in any category.

Here's the breakdown:

Dancing With the Stars: 6 nominations

DWTS Emmy Nominations 2018

So You Think You Can Dance: 5 nominations

2018 SYTYCD Emmy nominations

World of Dance: 0 nominations

While we will celebrate all of the nominees, it's hard not to think about the talented artists who were left off the list. This does signal that the dance industry is thriving and hopefully, more shows will be represented on this list in the future.

So if you missed Keone & Mari or Kinjaz on World of Dance, Sean Cheesman's incredible "Still I Rise" piece on SYTYCD or any of the Step Up: High Water series, be sure to add them to your must-watch list. I wasn't surprised DWTS didn't receive a nod, it is a crowded field in the Choreography category. The list of nominees gives you an idea of what the Choreography branch is looking for in a winner.

Here are your 2018 Emmy nominees in the Choreography category. Congrats!

Chloe Arnold: The Late Late Show With James Corden • Routines: The Greatest Showman, Crosswalk the Musical On Broadway

1st Nomination

Mandy Moore: So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Brand New, To Make You Feel My Love

7th Nomination: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2x-20017, 2018

Win: 2017 for DWTS

Brand New:

To Make You Feel My Love:

Travis Wall: So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Change Is Everything, Strange Fruit

8 Consecutive Nominations: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Wins: 2015 & 2017 for SYTYCD

Change is Everything:

Strange Fruit:

Al Blackstone: So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: The Man That Got Away, L-O-V-E

1st Nomination

The Man That Got Away:


Chris Scott: So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Prism, Say You Won't Let Go

3 Nominations: 2012, 2014, 2018


Show version: Watch here

Tour version is below.

Say You Won't Let Go:

The Choreography Emmy will be handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 8 or 9. The exact night has not been determined yet.

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