Hornaday was nominated for a Director's Guild of America Award for his direction of the 2011 Disney Channel original movie Geek Charming. He received a second Director's Guild of America Award nomination for his direction of Disney's 2013 movie Teen Beach Movie which is the highest viewed non-sequel movie in cable television history. In 2003 he was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for adapting his dance routines from Flashdance for Jennifer Lopez in her music videoI'm Glad. Hornaday has also directed multiple world tours for entertainers such as Madonna and Paul McCartney. Hornaday created specialized marketing campaigns for companies such as Sony and Nike, and has served as creative director for events featuring President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.