Dancing With the Stars may not have won for Outstanding Reality Show at the 2013 Emmys, but it was definitely in the spotlight. Pro Derek Hough not only killed it with a show-stopping performance with his fellow Outstanding Choreography nominees, but he took home the statue, winning his first Emmy ever!

His initial reaction while accepting the award was, “Holy crap!” and after he processed his feelings, he tweeted an equally-enthusiastic response: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!” Derek tweeted last night. “Thank you for all the love and support. My phone is about to die but I will update you on everything tomorrow. So amazing!”


Of course, his DWTS castmates were ecstatic, too. Check out a roundup of their reactions below, then hit the comments with your congratulations!

“Aaaaahhhhhh go boy!!!! Aaaah!!! So happy for Emmy Award Winner @derekhough! Yaaaaay!” Season 17 partner Amber Riley wrote.

“CONGRAAAAATS! @derekhough well deserved on your big win... Thx for the shout out too, love ya brother,” Mark Ballas tweeted.

“Congratulations @derekhough on your Emmy win! Amazing! Yayayayay! Looking forward to toasting with you tomorrow! Xoxo,” Karina Smirnoff tweeted.

“Woohoo! Huge congrats to @derekhough tonight! Well done babe!” Peta Murgatroyd tweeted.

“Big congratulations and love @derekhough! A well deserved win at the #EMMYS always love your creative brilliance. xx,” Sharna Burgess wrote.

“@derekhough Unreal man, so happy for you, congratulations you deserve it,” Sasha Farber tweeted.

“Special congratulations to @derekhough on his Emmy win!” Christina Milian wrote. “That's freaking awesome! I know @MarkBallas is super proud too!”

“Congrats @derekhough! Well deserved! Love you babe,” Cheryl Burke wrote.

“Whoa! Congratulations @derekhough for winning your first Emmy! So pleased for you!” Emma Slater tweeted.

“Congrats to @derekhough! Well done my friend,” Val Chmerkovskiy exclaimed.

“Amazing job and huge congratulations to @derekhough,” Gleb Savchenko wrote.

"Congrats to @derekhough, who shows up to work today with both an Emmy and a Riley," Tom Bergeron wrote

“Congratulations to @DerekHough on his Emmy win!” the official Dancing With the Stars Twitter wrote with the photo below. Aww!

Again, congrats to Derek from everyone at Wetpaint Entertainment. Catch him in action tonight on Dancing With the Stars at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.