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The Television Academy’s board of governors has established a peer group for choreographers, a move long sought by dance pros who work in TV.
Representing the new group on the Academy’s board of directors will be veteran choreographers Kathryn Burns and Mandy Moore (not to be confused with the actress). In the past, choreographers were included as a subset of the directors peer group.
The vote by the board of governors to create its 30th peer group recognizes the growth of dance-related programming across the dial, from the recent wave of live musical productions to “Dancing With the Stars.”
“We are thrilled to recognize choreographers and their contributions to television with a peer group of their own,” said Television Academy chairman-ceo Hayma Washington. “Inclusion of all professionals creating content in our medium is a top priority for the Academy, whether they are working in a significant artistic or technical segment of the industry, in »
- Variety Staff
This reps Colbert’s first time hosting the show, which naturally airs on CBS this year, on Sunday, Sept. 17. It also means late night hosts are dominating this year’s big awards shows – following Jimmy Fallon hosting the Golden Globes, James Corden hosting the Grammys and Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars.
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“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” said Stephen Colbert, making a sly reference to Sean Spicer’s press conference at the White House. “Both in person and around the globe.”
Colbert is no stranger to the Primetime Emmys, of course – as a big winner. He and his “The Colbert Report” team won several Emmys over the years, »
- Michael Schneider
By tapping Colbert as host, CBS follows the example of competitors ABC and NBC, who in recent years have turned to their own late-night stars for the Emmys gig. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Emmys last year and in 2012 on ABC. Seth Meyers hosted in 2014 and Jimmy Fallon in 2010 for NBC.
The Emmys will be the first major awards-show gig for Colbert, who took over CBS’ “Late Show” in 2015 following the retirement of founding host David Letterman. Last year, the network’s other late-night star, James Corden, hosted the Tony Awards, and Variety reported exclusively in November that Corden would host the Grammy Awards later this year. CBS holds exclusive broadcast rights to both shows. The Emmys rotate among ABC, CBS »
- Daniel Holloway
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