Grey's Anatomy Gets Emmy Nod For Best Drama; Four Stars Also Nominated

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We're pleased to report that Grey's Anatomy is in the race for top TV drama at the 59th annual Emmy Awards, with four stars (T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and Katherine Heigl) scoring supporting acting nods.

Up for best drama series, besides Grey's Anatomy, are Boston Legal, Heroes, House and The Sopranos, which ended its run with 15 nominations, including two for James Gandolfini and Edie Falco.

In the race for Outstanding Comedy Series, the nominees are Entourage, The Office, 30 Rock, Two and a Half Men and Ugly Betty, which followed The Sopranos in total nominations with 11.

The top nominee is HBO's TV movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, with 17. Surprises included Lost getting shut out for outstanding drama, and critically acclaimed freshman drama Friday Night Lights being blanked from several acting categories.

The Drama Nominees ...

The other contenders for leading male actor in a drama series are Hugh Laurie in House, Denis Leary in Rescue Me, James Spader in Boston Legal and Kiefer Sutherland in 24.

Lead actresses in a drama, in addition to Falco, are Patricia Arquette (Medium), Minnie Driver (The Riches), Sally Field (Brothers and Sisters), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).

The best supporting actress for drama series include a trio of Grey's Anatomy stars - Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl and Chandra Wilson. Also up for the award are Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Aida Turturro and Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos).

For best supporting actor in a drama, T.R. Knight will go up against William Shatner (Boston Legal), Masi Oka (Heroes), Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson (Lost).

As for the Comedies ...

Lead actress nominees are Tina Fey (30 Rock), America Ferrara (Ugly Betty), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Mary-Louise Parker for Weeds.

Among the males, it's Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Ricky Gervais (Extras), Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Charlie Sheen (Two and Half Men).

The Emmys will be broadcast live on FOX Sunday, September 16.

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oh my god i am so proud of grey's anatomy ellen you sould of got pick but any way i'm proud of sandra oh you are going to win because you are the best actor on grey's and way to go chandra and katherine and T.R you are the man and you are going to win that award


Great video... i like how he teases them about wanting ot know what happens with him and Meredith. :) I am still sad for Ellen not getting the nomination she soo deserves. :( why can't anyone do something about it. I wish.


I just found part 2 to this video.


What a great article/video about Patrick Dempsey visiting the Children's hospital this past Saturday in Alabama. He is truly a nice, kind and caring person! I love this guy!
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if u love ellen pompeo so much then why are u saying that she should not be nominated and that she is not a talented actress ?


God i am BORED! isnt there anything happening anymore? Not even a rumor? arrgg! Debs where are you?


I can imagine how ellen pompeo is feeling right now, i maen its not the nomination but rather almost all her co-stars are nominated, She will be feeling like the odd one out, especially as they will be all excited and wont stop talking about it. 1 or 2 is bad enough, but 4 nods thats not funny at all.


Well, "i love ellen pompeo", you've got your opinion and I've got mine! Basically you are all saying that the people who hand out the nominations have no clue about their work just because they did not choose the actor and actress you like best. And that is just stupid, sorry!


EP deserves a nod.... I'm sad for her... She was amazing in Wishin and Hpoin' episode... The critics love her and even bet her to win an Emmy..... but they ignored her....


Ellen should have been nominated.
She did amazing things to Grey's anatomy. She got fans hooked.


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