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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Its amazing how Ellen Pompeo is soo liked and disliked at the same time. I think those who got tired of all the sadness of Merediths character think its all Ellen while Ellen is simply being amazing in giving us who Meredith really is. Those who saw Ellen in Moonlight Mile and know she's only doing her job soooo well in conveying to us Meredith Grey seem to love her and appreciate all her wonderful hard work. But personally I think she's one of the most liked characters on Greys Anatomy. Her name on the internet and magazines and the number of fansites seems to prove it.


Yeah, it looks as if Patrick will be racing in Alabama today. It will be televised on the speed channel @ 4:00 EST for those of you that may want to tune in. http://www.barbermotorsports.c...


Sorry, lets try that link agin.


Check out Patrick yesterday leaving the LAX airport. He looks cute and tired and as always ....... McDreamy! And again, he is so polite to stop and sign autographs.....what a guy !!!!!!!
I bet he is heading to a race....... .


I was reading some comments on some other web site this morning and i have to say i was taken aback about what some people wrote on ellen. I honestly think Ellen tries her best to act the way meredith is suppse to be. I think she deserves more credit for that. I just dont get what this woman has done to so many people to deserve such negativity, why all the hatred? it makes you wonder. Katie, sandra and chandra are very good actresses and they deserve what they get but so does ellen pompeo. I think its more tough when it comes to the best actresses category and those actresses nominated are exceptionally good and more experienced than ellen. I also think its partly shonda's fault, i mean its difficult to act when there is notting to act for but to look sad and missirable all year round. I am very disappointed on so many different levels




To Kathy and Mandy, go to the Grey's anatomy insider front page and the emmy votes is at the topleft of the page. In fact its the first thing you will see.
I hope my description helps. Goodluck


KW can't act. Congrats SO, CW, KB, ER. I hope either SO or CW win.


sarah shut up! I know many anti - KW and anti - Addison online and in the real life.


@ hafsa Where can you vote??


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)