July 14, 2011

BBC Worldwide Productions’ Dancing With The Stars Accrues Multiple Nominations For This Year’s Primetime Emmy® Awards

Dancing with the Stars sixth consecutive nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition program

Los Angeles, CA – As the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees this morning, BBC Worldwide Productions once again drew an impressive number of 7 nominations for its hit show Dancing with the Stars (ABC).This included its sixth consecutive nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition program and the fourth consecutive nomination in a row for veteran television personality, Tom Bergeron, who was nominated in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category.

Dancing with the Stars also received nominations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Choreography
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) For Variety, Music Or Comedy Programming
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

“For those of us who work in television, an Emmy is one of the world’s most sought-after accolades. To receive just one nomination is a privilege, so we’re thrilled and honored that BBC Worldwide Productions has been recognized by the Television Academy across these 7 categories for Dancing with the Stars, ” said Jane Tranter, Head of BBC Worldwide Productions. “It’s a real testament to the dedicated teams who thrill millions of Americans every week, thanks to their never-ending creativity, talent and hard work.”

“We’re delighted to receive the great news of another nomination,” said Conrad Green, Executive Producer, Dancing with the Stars.  “Everyone on the Dancing with the Stars team has worked really hard to improve every element of the show and make it better each year.  This recognition by the Academy is a much-appreciated vindication of that effort.”

Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the BBC’s international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing, where celebrities are paired with professional ballroom dance instructors and compete for a coveted mirror ball trophy. The teams are judged, critiqued and scored by a panel of dance experts – renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman, and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke host.   Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for ABC. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski is director.

Dancing with the Stars returns for its 13th season on ABC September 19.