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Derek Hough Takes Home An Emmy Award For Outstanding Choreography

September 23, 2013 06:29 AM by Lisa Princ

It’s about dang time Dancing With The Stars fans! Derek Hough already has four mirror ball trophies under his belt, and now the fan favorite pro dancer can add an Emmy Award to that list. Last night at the Emmy Awards Ceremony, Hough, who is already off to a strong start this season on the show, finally snagged his first Award!

It’s time to celebrate Dancing With The Stars fans! One of our favorite pro dancers, Derek Hough, managed to snag an Emmy Award last night for Outstanding Choreography! Hough received two nominations, both in the same category, competing with fellow choreographers, Allison Holker (also for Dancing With The Stars), Warren Carlyle (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel), as well as So You Think You Can Dance’s Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall, Napoleon Dumo, Tabitha Dumo and Mandy Jo Moore.

Instead of handing out the award a few weeks before the show, Derek was awarded last night, as Neil Patrick Harris gave all the nominees a challenge to choreograph separate numbers, all set to live music, to honor their skills at the main show. Hough seemed shocked that he actually won, telling the audience as he accepted the Award: “Wow, wow, wow, wow. Thank you, guys. Love you. I want to thank the BBC, Conrad Green, Ashley Edens, the whole team over at “Dancing with the Stars.” My mom, my dad, all my sisters. Julianne, I love you. Corky and Shirley Ballas, Mark Ballas. And – holy crap!”

As for his sister, Julianne, she was in the audience cheering him on, and giving her brother a standing ovation! A big congrats to Derek Hough on his well deserved win!

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6 Responses to “Derek Hough Takes Home An Emmy Award For Outstanding Choreography”

  1. kathi kaye Says:
    September 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 am

    such genius is finally rewarded. Derek has been great since he first appeared on season 1. great job

  2. Lorry Tatsch Says:
    September 23rd, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Derek Hough is my favorite dancer and he is the reason I watch DWTS faithfully and vote for him every week. I am thrilled he won the Emmy last night.

  3. Roseann Says:
    September 23rd, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Way to go Derek! You are always the best. Well deserved win.

  4. loretta Says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 6:57 am

    So well deserved!!! Finally recognition for a genius of a choreographer and a magnificent dancer!!

  5. Violet M. Connoyer Says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Derek Hough and his sister, Julianne Hough, are Hollywood Greats. Even though Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are deceased, Derek and Julianne bring back the class of those Hollywood times.
    Both brother and sister are supremely elegant, totally unspoiled, talented to high heaven, and both have done, and will continue to succeed in anything they aspite to do.
    I am thrilled for Derek Hough, and I believe I recently heard that Julianne Hough will now become a judge for Dancing with the Stars?
    I would like to point out that I recently read a very cheap remark made by Cathy Griffen to Ryan Seacrest to the effect, “Are you still banging the Dancer?” How cheap! This woman has no class and only cheapened herself to make such a remark out of such a wonderful young lady who is truly a Christian. Both Derek and Julianne belong in Hollywood and their names should be on the famous walk in Hollywood along with Marilyn Monroe and all the other fabulous movie stars!

  6. Elana Says:
    September 26th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Not only is Derek the best dancer and choreographer, more importantly Derek appears to be an incredibly kind person and a true gentleman! We always love watching Derek!


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