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Grey's Anatomy Receives 11 Emmy Nods

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The nominees for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been released and Grey's Anatomy garnered an impressive number of nominations -- 11 -- ranking just behind the dozen earned by 24. Both shows are nominated for top Outstanding Drama Series along with The West Wing, House and The Sopranos.

The awards will be handed out August 27 on NBC. Among the Grey's Anatomy nominees are two principal cast members, a trio of memorable guest stars, and a pair of writers whose creative influence has been the driving force behind the show's soaring popularity. Here's the full list of awards the show us up for...

  1. Miranda & CristinaOutstanding Drama Series
  2. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series -- Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
  3. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series -- Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey (right)
  4. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series -- Kyle Chandler as Dylan Young
  5. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series -- Kate Burton as Dr. Ellis Grey
  6. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series -- Christina Ricci as Hannah Davies
  7. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series -- Shonda Rhimes, "It's the End of the World / As We Know It" (Parts I & II)
  8. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series -- Krista Vernoff, "Into You Like a Train"
  9. Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
  10. Outstanding Makeup For A Series (Non-Prosthetic)
  11. Outstanding Makeup For A Series (Prosthetic)

Hoping for a more diverse slate of nominees than in years past, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (which oversees the Emmys), nominated a handful of old and new favorites but not the last year's major winners. Lost and Desperate Housewives were nowhere to be found in the major acting categories or the best series nominations for their respective genres.

Hannah Davies & Meredith GreyWhile it's disappointing that Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington weren't nominated for Outstanding Actor, it's nice to see Sandra and Chandra get recognized. Guest stars Christina Ricci (with Ellen Pompeo, left) and Kyle Chandler, both of whom starred in the two-part episode following the Super Bowl, made quite the impression on voters -- as did Kate Burton's recurring portrayal of Dr. Ellis Grey. Series creator Shonda Rhimes is also up for top writing honors for the two-part "Code Black" drama, which sparked the show's mid-season ratings climb.

Here's hoping for an Emmy sweep... or close to it. The most awards Grey's Anatomy could actually take home would be eight, as three categories have multiple nominees! Congratulations to all!

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What Eileen said!!! Jeffrey definitely had a bigger impact on that series as a whole, and it's a cryin' shame he wasn't recognized!

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I can't wait for the awards! I'm so glad my favorite show got so many nominees!! I do think, that Jeffrey Dean Morgan, should have been nominated for something. He was such an amazing actor in the show. He was the most charming person, I've ever seen in my whole life. But good luck to all of those who got nominated!

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i'm happy Grey's got so many nominations, but I gotta say - in the "Guest Actor" category, Jeffrey Dean Morgan should have been nominated. Kyle Chandler's performance, imo, did not warrant being nominated. He's a great actor, but really, what did he do on Grey's? One episode, a couple of lines and then he blew himself to smithereens. Jeffrey Dean Morgan's performance was consistently over the top fantastic . He played a dying, bed ridden patient and still managed to charm the pants off millions of fans (and of course, Izzie and Shonda!). He should have been nominated.

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The Emmys are on Sunday night. Can't wait! Although I can't believe meror der didin't get a nomination.

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awesomee!! when are the emmy's on tv?

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