Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy Cast Clean Up at SAG Awards
Congratulations to the entire cast of Grey's Anatomy for winning the Screen Actors Guild award for best performance by an ensemble in a drama series last night.
A testament to chemistry and talent, this honor was earned by every member of the cast and should be savored.
Special congratulations go out to Chandra Wilson, who won the SAG award for best female actor in a drama series.
The actress who we've come to know and love as Dr. Miranda Bailey is a dynamic presence on the show and deserves every ounce of credit she gets.
While accepting her award, a teary-eyed Wilson credited her castmates and light-heartedly acknowledged the elephant (not) in the room.
"It's about those 10 cast members sitting over there," Wilson said. "... and the other one in rehab. Y'all just hold me together."
Wilson was referring, of course, to embattled star Isaiah Washington, who was not in attendance. Later, Ellen Pompeo, while accepting the award on behalf of the entire ensemble, also thanked Washington, as well as several of the many talented Grey's Anatomy guest stars who weren't there.
Refreshingly, the dark cloud hanging over Grey's Anatomy appears to have lifted, with the focus of the night remaining where it should be - on TV's best drama. Prior to the event, Katherine Heigl took the high road when asked about Isaiah.
"As far as we know, he's seeking treatment right now to help with some of his issues," Heigl told E! anchor Ryan Seacrest, repeatedly refusing to speculate on Washington's absence or return.
Below are some pictures from the SAG awards. Congratulations once again to the Grey's Anatomy cast, and especially Chandra on a job well done!
ROW 1: Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez and T.R. Knight.
ROW 2: Sandra Oh, James Pickens, Jr., and Kate Walsh; Sandra Oh and Kate Walsh.
ROW 3: Chandra Wilson admires her trophies; Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo wave to the crowd after the cast won best ensemble.
ROW 4: Ellen Pompeo and James Pickens, Jr. celebrate; Patrick Demsey with Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo.
ROW 5: Chandra Wilson reacts in shock as she wins best female actor; Patrick Dempsey and Kate Walsh make their entrance.
ROW 6: Katherine Heigl and fiance Josh Kelley; The whole cast savors the win.