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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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