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Derek Hough Is Still Shocked By Emmy Victory

September 28, 2013 07:36 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Last weekend, we were thrilled to report that Derek Hough snagged an Emmy for his amazing choreography. Although it’s been nearly a week, the Dancing With The Stars pro is still reeling from the shock! Somehow, all those mirror ball trophies never really prepared him for the real deal!

We’re genuinely happy for Derek Hough, the Dancing With The Stars favorite who recently took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. And obviously, Derek is pretty darn happy himself, although he still finds it hard to believe that he could actually earn such a distinctive honor.

Derek explained his surprise in a recent blog post for TV Guide, telling readers, “I still can’t believe I won an Emmy!” The dancer adds that, in many ways, the announcement of his victory proved a surreal moment — even compared to his four mirror ball wins! “It was afterward when I was walking around and holding the trophy in my hand that I thought it would disappear. I felt like I was floating and it was all a dream and I didn’t really win.”

Obviously, winning an Emmy is very exciting, but Derek was even more thrilled at the opportunity to showcase ballroom dancing in front of a larger audience. “We got to represent choreography in front of the TV industry and for a national audience, and that’s really special.”

Do you think Derek Hough deserved this year’s Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it, so feel free to leave your opinion in the comments section below!\

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3 Responses to “Derek Hough Is Still Shocked By Emmy Victory”

  1. Roseann Says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Derek definitely, absolutely and without a doubt deserved the Emmy win for all his amazing dances on the show but most especially for his rotating room/ defying gravity dance to “Walking on Air”. He “saw” Fred Astaire’s bet and raised him a big one. Bravo Derek!

  2. Nana JuJu Says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve been watching DWTS since season 11 and was instantly amazed by Derek’s talent..dancing as well as choreography..plus his ability to showcase his partner’s strengths while minimizing their weaknesses. He also tries to make the experience memorable and fun for his partners. Then the special performances he has done with other pros have showcased his ability at another level. So yes, I think he’s totally deserving of the Emmy, and I believe there will be many more awards in his future.

  3. Jake Says:
    January 28th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Derek is the real deal. So talented, humble, funny, and generous with his gift. What a joy to watch! Congratulations on a well deserved and long overdue tribute to your genius.


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