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Ellen Pompeo, Kate Walsh Snubbed By Emmy Snafu?

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Behold - Emmy controversy that doesn't involve Katherine Heigl at all!

According to the Los Angeles Times, some omissions from the Emmy Awards' top 10 lists may have been due to (wait for it) a lack of a photo next to their names on the official eligibility lists that voters use as a reminder of contenders when checking off ballots.

One of the most notable people snubbed says this is indeed the case.

The lists appeared online and did not include pictures of several stars who got snubbed: Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters), Matthew Fox (Lost), Kelsey Grammer (Back to You), Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy) and Kate Walsh (Private Practice).

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Many other stars didn't have their photos posted online when Emmy voting began, but scrambled to provide them and they were added later.

The rep of one snubbed star says the academy's request for a photo was not included on the entry form, but "buried" in supplemental material.

The TV academy denies that. Whatever the case, there were lots of pictures missing on the ballot and that might have affected the outcome.

Continue reading in the L.A. Times ...

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I dont think Ellen was snubbed at all and I really didnt think Kate deserved a nod either. For me in both GA and PP there was not one performance from both these actors that were emmy worthy... I know I sound like a hater of some sort. Kate walsh is my fav Actress and il always be routing for her, but she didnt blow me away in PP like I kinda thought she would after her time on Greys. Partly because to me, she is now quite a different to the Addison i knew and also the storyline thats quite boring too. As for Ellen... Shes a great actress and hats off to her for playing one of televisions worst characters to play... I know people say that Meredith has issues and she has her reasons for being so dark and whatever, but she has always had this annoying self pitty party going on that I cant stand and that would not be Ellen's fault, cause thats how shes told to portray Meredith and sadly, thats why she cant really do much else with the character. Just my opinion. You can kill me if you want but thats just how I feel.

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I dont think Ellen was snubbed at all and I really didnt think Kate deserved a nod either. For me in both GA and PP there was not one performance from both these actors that were emmy worthy... I know I sound like a hater of some sort. Kate walsh is my fav Actress and il always be routing for her, but she didnt blow me away in PP like I kinda thought she would after her time on Greys. Partly because to me, she is now quite a different to the Addison i knew and also the storyline thats quite boring too. As for Ellen... Shes a great actress and hats off to her for playing one of televisions worst characters to play... I know people say that Meredith has issues and she has her reasons for being so dark and whatever, but she has always had this annoying self pitty party going on that I cant stand and that would not be Ellen's fault, cause thats how shes told to portray Meredith and sadly, thats why she cant really do much else with the character. Just my opinion. You can kill me if you want but thats just how I feel.

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Anon and Liz,
While we all have our opinions, and I respect yours, I highly disagree with them. I think Ellen does a wonderful job and did deserve an Emmy this year. You've got to admit that getting into that top 10 is a popularity contest. While I love Patrick in Grey's, I didn't think he deserved a nomination this year. Apparently he didn't even nominate an episode! I'd also like to know how Katherine Heigl makes it into the top 10 when she took herself out of the running! Now obviously she didn't make top 5 because of the fact that she withdrawled her name. I find it a shame the academy recognizes Heigl, when, in my opinion, not one of her episodes this season deserved recognition.
While Ellen nominated episode 4.10 (a good, but not great episode of hers, IMO), it was the 5 episodes that premiered after the strike that stood out for her. I know many people who now like the character Meredith due to Ellen's performances those last 5 episodes. I think Ellen does a great job portraying a very difficult character to do so. And there are many people out there who'd agree with me on that.
The fact that articles are now talking about her and her character, and how more people are arguing about her need to be nominated, only emphasizes my point.

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Um...she wasn't snub, and I highly doubt a small photo next to EP's name would make a difference. EP isn't part of a show that no one knows about. Everyone under the sun knows what Grey's Anatomy is. They know who Ellen Pompeo is. Whereas I think season three EP was snubbed, but she wasn't snubbed this year. Barely any of the castmembers should have been nominated this year. The material this year didn't warrant any Emmy nominations. What exactly should Ellen be nominated for? She submitted "Crash Into Me Part 1". There wasn't anything in that episode that was what is called "Emmy Bait". EP has far more Emmy Bait material in season three not in four. Emmys did right for once this year, and nominated more people that deserved a nomination. Plus I only seen one two widely read magazines talk about EP in regards to Emmys. Which was L.A. Times and Entertainment Weekly. Now I'm not saying EP isn't a great actress. I think with the right dialogue and material she is. Just this year she didn't have any Emmy material which is true for majority of the castmembers this year.

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I also have to agree Ellen is a phenominal acress. Grey's wouldn't be where it is today without Ellen. She can pull off lines like no one else. It's sad all you Meredith haters out there, grow up. Just because you don't like the character or want Addison with Derek doesn't put Ellen down she is a great actress!

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Lisa, you are very wrong!
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Lisa, you are very wrong. if it wasn't for her amazing acting in the first place, Grey's Anatomy would never have become a hit. it started with her and she got the fans hooked. Ellen is phenomenal in her portrayel of Meredith Grey. and her Emmy snub was talked about in every magazine and every paper. She is an amazing actress and thats why she's the lead of the show. doesn't matter what you haters say, that's a fact that will never change. And why do you even compare actresses together. each is different.

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Ellen is the weakest actress on Greys. She wasn't snubbed. She doesn't deserve a nomination, so she didn't make the cut. Kate is a better actress but wasn't given the material yet to do much, although 1.08 was a fantastic performance.

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sure it sucks ellen really deserves it and kate... she's just amazing, i don't know but in the episodes she's crying with naomi... it's was just amazing, if that doesn't make an emmy worth actress i don't know what...

Addierulzzz

well...it sucks! :(

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