Congrats to the 2018 World Choreography Awards Nominees!

Including Justin Peck, who got a nod for The National's "Dark Side of the Gym" music video (screenshot via Vimeo)

You know how angry we get about the fact that mainstream awards shows tend to sideline (or straight-up ignore) choreography. Which is why we love, love, love the World Choreography Awards, recognizing excellence in choreo in movies, TV, music video and other media. A whole glittery event dedicated to honoring fabulous dancing? YES. YES PLEASE.

This year marks the WCA's 8th anni, and the organization just announced its list of nominees. As usual, it's absolutely jam-packed with A-list names from all different parts of the dance world.

Check out the full list below. Winners will be revealed at the ceremony on October 23rd at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, where icon Debbie Allen will also receive the Joe Tremaine Legacy Award. Merde, everybody!


MOTION PICTURE

ASHLEY WALLEN - The Greatest Showman
EMILIE GOLDBLUM - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
KENNY ORTEGA and TONY TESTA - Descendants 2
DANIEL "CLOUD" CAMPOS and TAMARA LEVINSON - The Greatest Showman, "The Other Side"
TONY GONZALEZ, Associate Choreographer CHRIS MOSS - Bring It On - "Worldwide #Cheersmack"

TELEVISION EPISODIC

KATHRYN BURNS - "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "First Penis I Saw"
ZACH WOODLEE, Associate Choreographer KELLY KONNO - "The Flash"
FRED TALLAKSEN - "The Real O'Neals"
MARGUERITE DERRICKS - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
KATHRYN BURNS - "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Strip Away My Conscience"

DIGITAL CONTENT

BRIAN FRIEDMAN - "Feel It Still"
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ - "Hold On"
PARRIS GOEBEL - "Go Anchor Milk"
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT - "Raised for Incarceration"
RENEE KESTER and PHILLP CHBEEB - "Timberland"

COMMERCIALS

AARON STILLS - Huawei P10
DENNA THOMSEN - Apple
ASHLEY WALLEN - The Greatest Showman
TRICIA MIRANDA, Associate Choreographer CAT RENDIC - Walmart
ANDREW WINGHART - Motorola

DIGITAL CONTENT INDEPENDENT

ANDREW WINGHART - "Cry Me a River"
KEONE and MARI MADRID - Take the World
HOK - "Down"
GALEN HOOKS - "Wait for Me"
BAM MARTIN, ANTHONY LEE, VINH NGUYEN and TONY TRAN - "Humble"

TELEVISION AWARD SHOW/SPECIAL

MARTY KUDELKA - The Oscars, Justin Timberlake
MANDY MOORE - Golden Globes, Remake La La Land
NICK FLOREZ and RJ DURELL - America Music Awards, Pink
NAPOLEON and TABITHA DUMO - Disney Magical Holiday Celebration
CALVIT HODGE, Associate Choreographer SARA BIVENS - Europe Music Awards, Camila Cabello

MUSIC VIDEO

DEREK HOUGH - Michael Buble, "I Believe in You"
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ - Blake McGrath, "Missing You"
JOJO GOMEZ - Tinashe, "Company"
JUSTIN PECK - The National, "Dark Side of the Gym"
NICK FLOREZ and RJ DURELL - Pink, "What About Us"

TELEVISION REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION

JACQUES HEIM - "America's Got Talent," Diavolo
KEONE and MARI MADRID - "World of Dance," "Happy"
MANDY MOORE - "So You Think You Can Dance," "Brand New Academy"
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT - "Strictly Come Dancing," "I'm Gonna Be"
MIKE "MURDA" CARRASCO, JON "DO KNOCK" CRUZ, RONNIE ABALDONAD,
BEN "BEN STACK" HONRUBI - World of Dance, Super Cr3w

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