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Katherine Heigl Withdraws From Emmy Consideration

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Katherine Heigl is at it again.

Call her what you want - the beautiful and talented star always speaks her mind. This time, the actress is not up for consideration at this year's Emmy Awards.

Heigl herself isn't seeking a nomination.

Her reasoning? Grey's Anatomy didn't provide the material this season for her character to produce an Emmy award-worthy performance.

Heigl, who was honored as Best Supporting Actress in a drama last year, has declined to put her name under consideration for a bid.

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"I did not feel I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I decided against competing," Katherine Heigl said in a statement.

"In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials," she added.

Katherine plays Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, which slipped in the ratings significantly this past season but remained a top 10 show.

An after-hours message left by the Associated Press for Grey's Anatomy creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes was not immediately returned.

Heigl, who shot to box-office success last summer with the comedy Knocked Up, has established herself as one of Hollywood's rare voices of candor.

In a Vanity Fair magazine interview published in January, she called the hit film "a little sexist" and said that it painted women as "shrews, as humorless and uptight."

The male characters, she said, were lovable and goofy.

Heigl also was outspoken when Grey's Anatomy castmates Isaiah Washington and T.R. Knight, who is gay, and who ultimately came out of the closet, clashed last year.

Washington's alleged use of a homophobic slur sparked massive controversy, and Heigl was outspoken in her criticism of the actor.

Nominations for the 60th Emmy Awards will be announced July 17.

What do you think of Katherine's statements? We aren't sure if it's a nice gesture to other actresses or an unfair criticism of Grey's Anatomy - but we do know that we're hoping that Ellen Pompeo, in particular, is up for Best Actress this year!

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it's refreshing with somebody who's honest for once,somebody who's got the guts to speak their mind even if they're going to face these kind of reactions. (referring to all the stupid comments) is she arrogant just because she says what she thinks? should an actor always be scared to speak their minds about their bosses or their work? i don't think so. thank god there are some people who are strong enough in themselves to say what they think. if that would be more common i think the quality would improve all over the business.. go katherine!

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One must realize that there is a ‘TIME’ for one to shine. This was not HER TIME and to think she to put her name in for consideration shows ‘SHE THINKS SHE HAS ARRIVED’….Someone is overdosed on ‘ME JUICE�. She need to chill out and enjoy the ride, beside I never knew who she was until she showed up on Grey’s

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I agree with Katherine that the writing was lackluster and ordinary. I tolerated the last season in homage to the earlier spectacular ones. Katherine's role as well as Chandra's was grossly underwritten and a waste of good talent in my opinion. Katherine should be free to express her dissatisfaction, albeit with a little more grace but the truth must still be told. Come on writers give us something memorable! I used to hate missing an episode-lately it doesn't matter much.

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I agree with Katherine that the writing was lackluster. I tolerated the last season in homage to the earlier spectacular ones. Katherine's role as well as Chandra's was grossly underwritten and a waste of good talent in my opinion. Katherine should be free to express her dissatisfaction, albeit with a little more grace but the truth must still be told. Come on writers give us something memorable! I used to hate missing an episode-lately it doesn't matter much.

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- the beautiful and talented star always speaks her mind. hmmm ???
a) not so pretty once she opens her mouth.
b) talented .............yesss! for putting her foot in her mouth. Gaffe # 1.: "I did not feel I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination...." That is right, KH just realised she's not so good of an actor anyways, so quickly blame others before goin' on the downward spiral. She should wonder how she even got the Emmy last year?? Despite great storylines...she was never as good as Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson. She got plenty footage last years...was she thankful? I hope so. Gaffe #2 : .. and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization", Katherine Heigl said in a statement. Gosh even the Emmy organization needs KH to keep their integrity in order? Is she a delusional megalomaniac ? Gaffe #2.5 : I decided against competing,"
Not very sporting is she ? If she fears not getting the award each year she will not compete...and also blame others for it. Arrogance should win awards. She'll get a load then. Gaffe #3 : "In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials," she added. Wow... talk of a swollen head. She did take it away last year.....Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh and Ellen. It's like (in her mind only) the Emmy organization will be unable to take their eyes of her and will have to give her the award if she appears....lolol. Honesty ...candor?? There are a lot of things one may think and there will be others who may agree with you, but it should still NOT be said in public. Esp. if you are a public figure you cannot embarrass your own show and network so publicly. If she had problems with the material this is not the way to get importance..........blackmail the network by going public and trying to get support from media and fans. Her opportunistic trick backfired. She may have pulled this ploy one too many times.

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Ms. Heigl is such a self rightheous pompus ass, she is so full of herself if she isn't on Grey's next season I won't miss her or TR they have changed the story line now and it is not as interesting as it was before Mr. Washington left.

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Are all of you crazy or did you not watch the last season of Grey's Anatomy?? IT WAS AWFUL! Frankly, I'm in awe of Katherine from pulling her name out of the emmy's! She did it because she wants to remain respectable. Have you noticed that almost everything she's in is REALLY GOOD? She's not a sellout like almost every other actor/actress out there! This is probably the last season of Greys I will watch because the writer's have seriously messed up the show. I support Katherine in this because she is smart enough to recognise when she doesn't deserve something!

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I think the story line with 'Really Old Guy; was good writing for Izzie. So was the fight in the cafeteria with Callie.

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I always had the impression that Heigl is an arrogant person and now i'm sure she's so pretentious and to tell you the truth i don't think she deserved that emmy and i think she's the lest talented among all the cast my sister never watched grey's before i was an addict since day 1 so one week she has a grey maratohn and watched all 3 seasons then out of the blue she told me how come heigl wonan emmy i didn't see anything extraordinary in the way she plays her role..........I think if anyone deserves to complain is Ellen and Patrick they're both are amazing actors and they aren't recognised as they should be............I think if she continues with this attitude the writers should write her off i think in a way she's blackmailing them to do so 'cose she got the fame she doesn't need the show anymore

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I hope the writers drop her down an elevator shaft.... If any of you watched Friends, you get that joke. =)

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