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 Grey
While 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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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith