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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

2008 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Choreography
High School Musical 2 (2007)
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For the routines: "What Time Is It?", "Fabulous", "Work This Out", "I Don't Dance", "You Are the ... More

For the routines: "What Time Is It?", "Fabulous", "Work This Out", "I Don't Dance", "You Are the Music In Me", "For One".

2006 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Choreography
High School Musical (2006)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
High School Musical (2006)
2002 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Choreography
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002)
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Tied with The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002).
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002)
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2001 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Choreography
Grounded for Life (2001)
For episode "Mrs. Finnerty, You Have A Lovely Daughter".
1991 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music
Hull High (1990)
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ALMA Awards

2008 Winner
ALMA Award
Outstanding Director of a Made-for-TV Movie
High School Musical 2 (2007)
2007 Winner
ALMA Award
Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Television Movie
High School Musical (2006)
Tied with Edward James Olmos for Walkout (2006).

American Choreography Awards, USA

2004 Winner
Career Achievement Award
2002 Winner
American Choreography Award
Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002)
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Tied with Aeros: The Illusion of Flight (2001).
1998 Winner
American Choreography Award
Outstanding Achievement in Television - Episodic
Chicago Hope (1994)
1997 Winner
American Choreography Award
Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special
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For the "1996 Olympic Games".

Black Reel Awards

2010 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Documentary
This Is It (2009)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2016 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs
Descendants (2015)
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2008 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs
High School Musical 2 (2007)
2007 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs
High School Musical (2006)
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Gold Derby Awards

2006 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Comedy Episode of the Year
Gilmore Girls (2000)
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for "Friday Night's Alright for Fighting"

Imagen Foundation Awards

2017 Nominee
Imagen Award
Best Director
A Change of Heart (2017)
2010 Winner
Imagen Award
Best Director - Film
This Is It (2009)
2007 Nominee
Imagen Award
Best Director - Film
The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006)

MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

1985 Nominee
VMA
Best Choreography in a Video
Madonna: Material Girl (1985)

Online Film & Television Association

2003 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Direction in a Comedy Series
Gilmore Girls (2000)
For the episode "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?".

Razzie Awards

1993 Nominee
Razzie Award
Worst Director
Newsies (1992)

Walk of Fame

2019 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On July 24, 2019. At 6243 Hollywood Blvd.

Young Artist Awards

2009 Winner
Jackie Coogan Award
For the "High School Musical" films.

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