Grey's Anatomy Emmy Award Submissions

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Below is a list of the Grey's Anatomy stars and guest stars who have submitted their names for consideration in the 2009 Prime Time Emmy Awards this fall, as well as the two episodes the series itself used in its official drama category submission.

Note that Ellen Pompeo is the only star submitting herself in a "lead" category. Who do you think stands the best chance of being nominated in each of these categories?

Follow this link for the full list of nominees, and share your thoughts below.



  • Grey's Anatomy (Ellen Pompeo)


  • Grey's Anatomy (Jessica Capshaw)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Katherine Heigl)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Chyler Leigh)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Sandra Oh)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Sara Ramirez)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Brooke Smith)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Chandra Wilson)
Izzie Crashes


  • Grey's Anatomy (Justin Chambers)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Eric Dane)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Patrick Dempsey)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Kevin McKidd)
  • Grey's Anatomy (T.R. Knight)
  • Grey's Anatomy (James Pickens, Jr.)

Follow the jump for the list of guest stars and their characters who are have submitted their names to the panel who will determine the Emmy nominees ...

  • Grey's Anatomy (Tyne Daly) (Carolyn Shepherd)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Faye Dunaway) (Dra. Margaret Campbell)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Kimberly Elise) (Dra. Swender, the oncologist)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Melissa George) (Sadie Harris)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Sharon Lawrence) (Robbie Stevens, Izzie's mom)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Amy Madigan) (Dra. Wyatt)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Samantha Mathis) (Melinda Prescott, patient's mother)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Mary McDonnell) (Dra. Virginia Dixon)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Kate Walsh) (Addison)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Jennifer Westfeldt) (Jen Harmon, patient)


  • Grey's Anatomy (Obba Babatunde) (David Gates, patient)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) (Denny)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Ben Shenkman) (Rob Harmon, Jen's husband)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Eric Stoltz) (William Dunn, the serial killer)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Daniel J. Travanti) (Barry Patmore, patient)

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i think jessica capshaw should win for best supporting actress, she has done a great job since being on the show hence leading her to be a series regular. and i think that justin chambers should win for supporting actor, he really has done a great job as alex especially with everything going on with izzie!


I hope Obba Babatunde wins for best guest actor in a drama. My heart skips a beat everytime I see him. He is a true diamond in the acting world. Luv Ya Obba


The official ATAS ballots show different nomination in the Guest Actor/Actress Category and Direction and Writing. Guest Actress:
Grey's Anatomy (Kathy Baker)
Grey's Anatomy (Tyne Daly)
Grey's Anatomy (Melissa George)
Grey's Anatomy (Mariette Hartley)
Grey's Anatomy (Sharon Lawrence)
Grey's Anatomy (Mary McDonnell)
Grey's Anatomy (Bernadette Peters)
Grey's Anatomy (Kate Walsh)
Grey's Anatomy (Jennifer Westfeldt) Guest Actor:
Grey's Anatomy (George Coe)
Grey's Anatomy (Hector Elizondo)
Grey's Anatomy (Ben Shenkman)
Grey's Anatomy (Eric Stoltz) Best Direction:
Grey’s Anatomy (“Elevator Love Letter� – Edward Omelas)
Grey’s Anatomy (“Now or Never� – Rob Corn)
Grey’s Anatomy (“Stairway to Heaven� – Allison Liddi) Best Writing:
Grey’s Anatomy (“No Good at Saying Sorry� – Krista Vernoff)
Grey’s Anatomy (“What a Difference a Day Makes� – Shonda Rhimes)


Justin Chambers needs a nomination AND a win. He was amazing this season!


Oh, and I didn't mention Kevin McKidd did I? HE NEEDS TO WIn, the guy is just amazing.


Episode: I liked both of these, it's just that I think there were others that were much better. In my opinion, Not Good At Saying Sorry (One More Chance), Now Or Never and Elevator Love Letter were amazing. These were my favourites. I think the lead actress nominations should be:
Ellen Pompeo
Sandra Oh


Is there really a category for Voice Over Narrations? If so, Ellen HAS to be nominated for that. She does them so well and even though I've heard people say her voice is winey I don't think so at all. I love her voice and think she adds so much to the show.
And, come on, how great was that "did you say it" voice over at the season finale. I still cry every time I hear her say that one.


@pniie - There is no official reason for this. It might have been the Academy's choice to do it this way, this year. They may have to judge almost 50 diferent actors (if not more) and the actors usually submit 2 to 3 episodes to be do the math. This information was provided by one insider at the Emmys, so it might be the reason why it wasn't in the Rules & Procedures document. According to the Emmys Official Rules and Procedures (it's an awfully long 69 page document but here's a summary about it) here are the rules for the performers (in case that someone is in doubt about who gets to submit in Lead, Supporting and Guest - especially on PD's case). ENTRY INFORMATION:
It is the decision of the entrant whether to enter as a lead or supporting performer (So yeah, it was PD's choice to submit himself as supporting). Series performers
should enter according to their lead or supporting place in the body of work aired during the eligibility year. However, only those performers with “guest star� billing, or who are contracted as such, may enter in a “guest� performer category. While the performer's choice is generally approved,
the Primetime Awards Committee determines the final category eligibility. Haha, I just noticed that there is an Emmy for Voice Over Narrations...shouldn't Ellen be also in there? You're welcome Caroline! :)


@anuflas: Thanks for the information!


@anuflas - But if they can't submit their episodes till July 16th, if they're nominated, then what were they submitting recently? If the actors didn't even submit anything, then what the hell does the Emmy voters judge when they're deciding their nominees? They won't have anything to judge since the episodes can't be submitted till the actors are nominated. What?? This doesn't make sence.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.