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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hey aha person ellen pompeo is the best actress i the world and she is great in every movie or show that she has been in i have seen everyone of her flilms and in everyone she was extrodinary


Hi can anyone please tell me where to go and how to register on the grey's anatomy forum? anyone? please? thank you.


Here is an article I came across about Patrick getting to the race this week-end. No wonder he looked so tired in those photos at the airport.. he was there from 1:00 am til 4:30 am.


Last year Patrick and Ellen didn't get nominated for an Emmy either and naturally we were all hoping they would get the nomination this year! But they did get nominated for Golden GLobes and Sag last year. I feel sure they will be noiminated for these again this year and hopefully they will win! I feel good about their win as Best Drama @ all the award shows this year. Lets keep our fingers crossed! And Patrick won the Peoples Choice last year too! I hope he gets it again thisyear! I wish they had a category for best tv couple and Patrick and Ellen won that! THat would be so nice for them!


I think Ellen Pompeo is a wonderful actress. She should be recognised for that. I am sad she didn't get nominated. She deserved it. Happy for Grey's though and all the nominations.
I hope the writers do something to make Ellen get what she deserves. more screen time better screen lines. Shes good at what she does. She deserves recognition.


what a trooper - Dempsey is having a "bad car day" - forgetabout bad hair day. The teammates at Hypersport went the distance this morning despite a flat tire, no breaks, a vibration, and running out gas on the last lap. ARRRRRRRRG.
We should send good karma to the Hypersport Team Mustangs for the next race. These guys are good drivers.


I've seen Moonlight Mile and Old School with Ellen Pompeo and in neither film did her performance struck me as extraordinary! I think she is ok as Meredith but - obviously - other drama actors are better or at least the guys who decide who get's an Emmy nomination seem to think so.


His race is 8:30 Sun morning and not televised - you can catch it on the web - audio link:


Actually, I think I was wrong, Patrick races tomorrow. (Sunday) There was a race today (Saturday) and I didn't notice his name as a driver, so I think it will be on Sunday. @ 3:00 est on the speed channel.


Congrats to SO and CW; the nominiation of TR was just too funny, because had he not played victim, he wouldn't have been noticed at all.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

You almost died like men.


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