The popular "DWTS" pro dancer has been nominated for a 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Choreography for three of his "DWTS" Season 12 routines. Ballas' nom was for his jive to "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," his Viennese waltz to "Hedwig's Theme" and his slow waltz to "My Love." (Other "DWTS" pros, including Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin, have received Emmy nominations in the past but have never won.)
While we won't know until on September 10 if Marky B. will take home the Emmy (he's up against some stiff "So You Think You Can Dance" competition!), we can pass the time by reminiscing about a few other "DWTS" alums who have won Emmy Awards.
Tom Bergeron- The "DWTS" host has not only hosted the Emmy Awards, he's an Emmy Award winner himself! Bergeron nabbed a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host back in 2000 for his hosting duties on "Hollywood Squares."
Kirstie Alley - She may not have won the "DWTS" Season 12 mirror ball, but the actress won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of bar boss Rebecca Howe on the 19080s sitcom, "Cheers." Alley won the 1991 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series-- no small feat considering was up against heavy hitters like Betty White, Candice Bergen and Delta Burke.
Cloris Leachman- The "DWTS" Season 7 contestant has won a record- setting eight Primetime Emmy Awards (from her work on everything from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" to "Malcolm in the Middle") as well as one Daytime Emmy. She also holds the record for being the oldest contestant ever on "DWTS" (Leachman was 82 years old when she danced on the show!)
Jane Seymour- The "DWTS" Season 5 alum/ "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" star's list of awards is long, so it's no wonder it includes a 1988 Emmy Award win for her work in the TV movie "Onassis: the Richest Man In the World."
Susan Lucci- It took her a while-- as in 19 years of nominations-- before the "DWTS" Season 7 star finally won a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of diva Erica Kane on the long running soap "All My Children. The year was 1999, when presenter Shemar Moore famously proclaimed, "The streak is over!" before announcing her win. The audience gave Lucci a long overdue standing ovation.
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