American Choreography Awards Honor "Chicago," Stomp and Hines

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The Miramax film of "Chicago" racked up another honor this past Sunday during the American Choreography Awards held at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre.
The late Gregory Hines
The late Gregory Hines

The ninth annual ceremony awarded top honors in seven categories, including feature film, commercials, music video, television (episodic), television (variety or special), fight choreography and short film. Variety reports that "Chicago" choreographers Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Cynthia Onrubia, Joey Pizzi and Denise Faye were honored in the film category. The Oscar-winning "Chicago" competed in a field that included the films "Talk to Her," "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Guru" and "Drumline."

The creators of the Off-Broadway hit Stomp — still playing the Orpheum Theatre — were also honored. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas were given the Innovator Award.

The evening also included a tribute to the late, Tony-winning talent Gregory Hines. Film clips of the singer-actor-dancer were presented, accompanied by a live tap-dancing solo by Marc Mendonca.

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