The Astaire Awards are the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt.
As previously announced, this year's nominees include Matthew Broderick, Hugh Jackman, and Ricky Martin, and Liza Minnelli has been named as the recipient of the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Astaire Awards are presented each year by Ava Astaire (Fred Astaire's daughter) and Patricia Watt (the daughter of Douglas Watt). The awards also feature direction from Joe Lanteri, who is the Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance and also a teacher at the Juilliard School.
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