Grey's Anatomy Snubbed By Emmy Voters

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It may still pick up some extraneous nominations, but Grey's Anatomy was noticeably left off the list of 2010 Emmy Awards nominees in all five major categories.

That's right, no Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress or Outstanding Supporting Actor nods for the show.

It's hard to pinpoint the rationale for the cast's omission, particularly that of Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson, who we're accustomed to seeing honored every year.

Certainly those two weren't any less good in Season Six. Has the show as a whole fallen out of favor with voters? Or were actresses on other shows just better?

Given that Katherine Heigl was not only nominated, but won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy at the peak of the show's popularity, that must be a factor.

What do you think? Who most deserved a nomination this year - or did no one deserve it compared to the other shows, actors and actresses who were nominated?

You Call That a STRIKE?!

We don't believe the call either, Sandra.

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I stumbled across this article by accident, so I'm well after the fact here. But I wanted to comment anyway. Yes, it is perfectly justified for Grey's Anatomy to be "snubbed" by the Emmy Awards. Grey's Anatomy has been, at times, an enjoyable prime-time soap opera. It has told interesting stories on occasion and boasts a talented cast of actors. That said, there are many, many television shows that surpass it artistically. Grey's Anatomy was nominated for best dramatic series in the same year that season 4 of The Wire was eligible but not nominated. That is an unjustified snub, as season 4 of The Wire is arguably the greatest single accomplishment in television history. A largely trivial, guilty pleasure, ratings juggernaut like Grey's Anatomy getting passed over for recognition in the supposed arena of recognizing programming excellence isn't a snub in my book. There is nothing wrong with popular TV. But popular isn't the same as excellent. Sometimes a show can be both. But Grey's Anatomy isn't. There is nothing wrong with enjoying Grey's Anatomy. Don't get me wrong. But let's not pretend it is more than it is simply because it is enjoyed.


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How dare they! Death and All His Friends was an amazing episode. Grey's Anatomy didn't deserved to be snubbed for shows like Dexter and 24. Also the episode where the patient dies and they have to figure out who's to blame. The season finale was epic, I barely noticed that Katherine Heigl's character and T.R Knight's were missing. Seriously, it was like George who? The episode had so much emotion and feeling and great acting. Glee is completely hyped up it will have low ratings season 3 mark my words! I was hooked episodes 1,2 & 3 then the show took a turn for cheesy, materlistic and just plain unimaginative storylines after the hiatus. The only good thing was Harris- Dream On. The Emmy's now in my and many people's opinions are like drug addicts on crack, they don't know the difference between reality and a fix. They aren't impartial and are creatively impaired.


Dudes c'mon lets face it :)Season 6 was a lot different from the rest of the seasons but,for this show to survive it must continually change from season to season bringing something new. It is impossible for Shonda to keep the same story for 6 seasons.
To my mind something's fishy with these Emmy because even if the scenario was ..lets say.. a little bit strange(because really bad it wasn't) Oh,Wilson,Pompeon were bloody marvelous as actricess..


That's true but that doesn't mean that one out of all actors and actresses on the show shouldn't get a nomination seriously.


I've been watching Season 3 of Greys on DVD lately (and am looking for my Seasons 1 & 2 which probably got lost when I moved) ANYWAYS my husband and I were like...damn this show used to be SO good...I think the loss of Burke, Izzy and George without adding any real characters of substance has hurt the show a lot. The Burke/Christina drama was always great, they were like perfect for each other...the interactions between Alex and Izzy when they were friends was always hilarious (like when they were stealing patients from the E.R. to bring over to the newly-opened Denny Doucette Clinic)Do you remember goofy/awakward George in Seasons 1 & 2? Man those were the days


I am disgusted that Grey's Anatomy received no Emmy Award nominations, season 6 was a brilliant season because although it may not have the same feel as season two and three, it was a whole new side which is much better than Glee and all the other shows that just recycle the same storylines all of the time. The finale was brilliantly executed, the writing was absolutely sublime and the acting was certainly worthy of at least a few nominations. I'm an avid viewer in the U.K, I'm fifteen years-old and Grey's Anatomy, as cheesy as it may sound has changed my life and the fact that it received no nominations is an injustice. P.S Patrick Dempsey is a genius ;)


Season 6 had some great episodes but the cristina/owen/teddy triangle made it unbearable to watch at times. I'm so sick of owen it's not even funny but I love Cristina, Alex, Arizona and Bailey. The Season finale was awesome and i'm surprised Shonda wasn't nominated best writing. And Michael O'Neil should've been nominated for outstanding guest actor!


The Emmy voters are pretty biased sometimes, and honestly I'd prefer anything but all of the Mad Men BS. I really think that show is overrated. At least Friday Night Lights got recognized a little. But still Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh deserved at least a nomination. And so did Shonda Rhimes for best writing for "Sanctuary" and "Death and All of His Friends". A lot of other shows got snubbed this year too, for some overrated ones....They did go last year, but this year, they snubbed so many great shows.


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)

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.