Mandy Moore, Casey Nicholaw, Derek Hough Nominated for World Choreography Awards (Exclusive)

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This year’s World Choreography Awards nominees list includes Mandy Moore (“Zooey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Casey Nicholaw (“The Prom”) two-time Emmy Award winner and “Dancing With the Stars” host Derek Hough (“The Disney Holiday Singalong,” “DWTS”) and many others, the awards organization said Wednesday.

The “Choreo” Awards nominees list also includes Ashley Wallen (“The Greatest Showman”) and Chris Scott (“In The Heights”), and Kenny Ortega and Paul Becker (“Julie and the Phantoms”). Kinjaz scored two nominations in the music video category for Justin Beiber/”Take It Out on Me” and Jackson Wang/”100 Ways.”

The 2021 awards will be held Monday, Dec. 13, at The Globe Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The Show will include live performances and COVID protocols will be in place. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Choreo Awards were delayed and held at the Avalon Hollywood, on May 16, 2021. The awards showcase the most innovative and original works by choreographers featured in television, film, commercials, digital content, and music videos.

The show is produced by its founder, Allen Walls and co-produced by Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the very best dance content in the world on one stage for one night only,” Walls said in a statement to TheWrap.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

MOTION PICTURE

ASHLEY WALLEN – Jingle Jangle, A Christmas Journey                                                        

AAKOMON JONES – Work It                                           

CASEY NICHOLAW – The Prom

CHRIS SCOTT – The Spirit of Christmas, The Christmas Chronicles                 

JENNIFER WEBER, Co-Choreographer JEFFREY MORTENSEN, Associate       Choreographer ALISHA LUCCHESE – Zombies 2

TELEVISION EPISODIC

KENNY ORTEGA & PAUL BECKER – Julie & The Phantoms                                                  

TOMMY TONGE – Penny Dreadful, City of Angels    

CHRISTIAN VINCENT – Self Made                                                                                              

MANDY MOORE – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

ALFRED NOLAN THOMAS II, ANTHONY AJ JACKSON & JOSH KILLACKY-Howard High

TELEVISION AWARD SHOW/SPECIAL

TESSANDRA CHAVEZ – The Disney Holiday Singalong, Julianne Hough                          

JEMEL McWILLIAMS – The Oscars, Janelle Monáe                                                     PARRIS GOEBLE – Superbowl, JLo

RICHY JACKSON – MTV, Music Video Awards, Lady Gaga                          

DEREK HOUGH – The Disney Holiday Singalong, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert                                                      

COMMERCIALS

MAYA TAYLOR – MAC                   

JOYA KAZI – WOW Skin Science                                                 

MONIKA FELICA SMITH – Spyder Korea                      

JASON GILKISON – Strictly Is Back

ANA MATUSZEWSKI – Alaska Airlines                          

MUSIC VIDEO 

PHILLIP CHBEEB – Justin Bieber, All Around Me

KINJAZ – Jackson Wang, 100 Ways

TESSANDRA CHAVEZ – Justin Bieber, Habitual          

MONIKA FELICE SMITH – Finneas, Let’s Fall In Love For The Night

KINJAZ – Justin Bieber, Take it Out on Me

DIGITAL CONTENT INDEPENDENT

JAMES ALONZO WHITE – A Brand New Day                                                               

KATY TATE – If the World Was Ending 

MIKE TYUS & DERION LOMAN – The First Time                                            

MICHAEL DAMESKI – Falling Like the Stars                                         

FEMME FATALE – You Should See Me In A Crown

TELEVISION REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION

SHANNON MATHER – World of Dance, MDC3

NICK DEMOURA & JOHNNY ERASME – Saturday Night Live, Justin Bieber

DEREK HOUGH – Dancing With The Stars, Paso Doble                                                       

JASON GILKISON – Strictly Come Dancing, 20’s v 2020’s

TAWNYA KUZIA – World of Dance, Jake & Chau

DIGITAL CONTENT

SEAN LEW – Party in the USA

JAMES ALSOP – Is This Life

CALVIT HODGE – Oh My Gawd

CHLOE ARNOLD – Tiwa Savage

SEAN LEW & KAYCEE RICE – Don’t Stop Now 

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