68th Emmy Awards: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Outstanding Reality Competition Program – Facts You Need To Know
Reality dance competition Dancing With The Stars has been nominated in the 68th Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.Advertisement
DWTS is a dance reality competition featuring a competing pair composed of a professional dancer and a celebrity. Not only does the show feature the contestants’ dancing skills, it also features drama and whatnot, E Online reported.
From Gymnastics to Dancing
The competition’s 23rd season, which will debut on ABC’s 8 p.m. timeslot on September 12, features new celebrity dancers and DWTS veterans. Some of the stars returning in the upcoming season of DWTS include Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics is over, American Olympian and star gymnast Laurie Hernandez is preparing for another battle of her life. Instead of spending hours on bars, she will have to harness her dancing skills.
Despite her crazy training and hectic schedule for Rio, she told People that she doesn’t need a break. She said she used to dance in high school and her experience in DWTS opens a new avenue for her.
Other Nominees, Past Winner
“I used to always watch Dancing with the Stars with my family. Right after workout we would just come home and put the show on. I remember having a workout at the Olympics and my coach was like, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, you’re doing Dancing with the Stars. And so I was freaking out,” Hernandez told People.
Other nominees under the same category include The Amazing Race, CBS; American Ninja Warrior, NBC; Project Runway, Lifetime; Top Chef, Bravo; and The Voice, NBC.
NBC’s The Voice won the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.