World Choreography Awards: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Vet Christopher Scott Leads With 3 Noms

Feature film nominees include choreographers for “Red Sparrow” and “Mary Poppins Returns”

Last Updated: October 2, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

Veteran “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Christopher Scott leads the field with three nominations for the 2019 World Choreography Awards for his work on the reality competition show as well as the feature film “Zombies” and the digital short “Funraise the Musical.”

This year’s Choreo nominations, announced Tuesday, also spotlighted the dance work from the episodic TV shows “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Code Black” and “Disjointed.” Feature film nominees include Justin Peck for the Jennifer Lawrence thriller “Red Sparrow” and Rob Marshall and John DeLuca for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

The awards recognize choreography produced in 2018 in movies, TV, music video and digital media. Winners will be announced on November 11 at a ceremony at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

The Next Frontier of Dance Governance Honor will be presented to Glorya Kaufman, for building the awareness of dance around the world by opening a state-of-the-art dance training facility, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

The show is being produced and directed by Allen Walls and Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff and will feature performances by USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Lyrik Cruz who will re-create the number from his nominated movie “Shine.”

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

TELEVISION EPISODIC

KATHRYN BURNS – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CRIS JUDD – Disjointed

BECCA SWEITZER – Code Black

MARGUERITE DERRICKS – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

ALISON FAULK  & LEO MOCTEZUMA – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

MUSIC VIDEO

BRIAN FRIEDMAN – Carmit, How Far

MARK BALLAS – Alexander Jean, Stampede

TESSANDRA CHAVEZ – Blake McGrath, Love My Self

JA COLLECTIVE – Half Alive, Still Feel

RENEE KESTER & JAMES GREGG – Nayya, What About Us

TV REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION

TRAVIS WALL – SYTYCD, It Takes A Lot To Know A Man

JASON GILKISON – Strictly Come Dancing, Havana

MICHAEL DAMESKI – World Of Dance, Michael Dameski

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT – SYTYCD, Runaway

KAREN FORCANO & RICARDO VEGA – World Of Dance, Karen & Ricardo

COMMERCIALS

RICHY JACKSON – Money Supermarket

TEDDY FORANCE – Telstra

STEPHANIE KLEMONS – NFL Super Bowl LII

ASHLEY WALLEN – Emirates Airline

JASON GILKISON & TRENT WHIDDON – Strictly Come Dancing

MOTION PICTURE

JUSTIN PECK – Red Sparrow

AAKOMON JONES – Step Sisters

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT & JEFFREY HORNADAY, Associate Choreographer WILL LOFTIS – Zombies

LYRIK CRUZ, Associate Choreographers GRISELLE PONCE & CHARLIE GARCIA – Shine

ROB MARSHALL & JOHN DELUCA, Co-Choreographer JOEY PIZZI, Associate Choreographer TARA NICOLE HUGHES – Mary Poppins Returns

DIGITAL CONTENT INDEPENDENT

DEREK HOUGH – Natural

RUDY ABREU – Pray

KC MONNIE – Odie Ojai

LARKIN POYNTON & CHRIS MARTIN – Project Home

KEONE & MARI MADRID – Ruth Chapter 7, The Magical Tribulation

TELEVISION AWARD SHOW/SPECIAL

CALVIT HODGE – European Music Awards – Hailee Steinfield

JEMEL MCWILLIAMS – BET Awards – Janelle Monae

CHLOE ARNOLD – The Late Late Show Primetime Special

MICHAEL PENA, DENNY MALIK, DEDE SYAHPUTRA & DAN BOLTON – Asian Games, Welcome

NAPOLEON and TABITHA DUMO & KIEL TUTIN – Billboard Music Awards, JLo

DIGITAL CONTENT

MARI MADRID – Wildewomen

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT – Funraise the Musical

BECCA SWEITZER – The Way It Begins

OPHELIE LONGUET – Ama

RICH + TONE TALAUEGA & RON MYLES – Liquid Days

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