July 31, 2012 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
So You Think You Can Dance has managed yet another impressive accomplishment: winning an award from the Television Critics Association! It’s either very fitting or a huge coincidence that the show snagged the award on National Dance Day. What award did So You Think You Can Dance win? Keep reading to find out!
This has been a good week for So You Think You Can Dance judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. On Saturday, another successful National Dance Day took place, with dancers (and non-dancers) from all across the nation joining in the festivities. Now, Lythgoe can add a win from the Television Critics Association to the long list of accomplishments attributed to his popular TV dance competition. So You Think You Can Dance won the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming.”
SYTYCD’s nomination for the big award was first announced on June 6th. The reality programming category had just been added last year and this was the first time SYTYCD was nominated. The other nominees for the category included The Glee Project, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and The Amazing Race.
Mary Murphy and Barry Adelman attended the ceremony and accepted the award from presenter Terry Morrow. Normally, Nigel Lythgoe would have been the one to do the honors (he is executive producer, after all), but he was at the Dizzy Feet Foundation benefit making sure that National Dance Day went off without a hitch. After accepting the award, Mary Murphy also left so that she could join in on all the National Dance Day fun.
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