Though she only appeared in a handful of episodes this season of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Katherine Heigl has thrown her hat into the ring and submitted herself in the supporting actress category for this year’s Emmy race. Despite her absence for most of the show, Heigl has submitted herself in the Best Supporting Actress category, leaving many – including ex co-star Eric Dane, wondering why.
Reporters asked Eric what he thought of Katherine putting her name in for Best Supporting Actress. His response: “For what?”
“Um, for Grey’s Anatomy,” we gently reminded him on the carpet at the 9th Annual Chrysalis Ball, where he was there with his equally good lookin’ wife Rebecca Gayheart.
“Oh,” Dane said catching himself. “It’s great! Fantastic! I love it! Why?”
Ellen Pompeo has also jumped into the race, vying for the Leading Actress category this year while others like Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh are joining Heigl in the supporting category. “Grey’s” itself is rallying for best drama. The two-hour season finale as well as “The Time Warp,” “Suicide is Painless,” “I Saw What I Saw,” and “Give Peace a Chance” episodes have been submitted for consideration. Heigl only appeared in a handful of episodes this year before her character, Dr. Izzie Stevens, was last seen around Seattle Grace in January. She was due back on the set of the ABC drama March 1st but never showed up. ABC Studios said it was mutually agreed upon that Heigl would end her run this season. In 2008, Heigl took herself out of Emmy contention because she didn’t believe the material the writers gave her was worthy of recognition. Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmys will be announced July 8th, while NBC will air the Emmys on Aug. 29th.
Amazing. After sabotaging herself and her career for so many years with asinine rants about working hours, working conditions, not feeling that the quality of the writing was up to standard, etc., now suddenly she wants recognition for a season in which she did absolutely nothing spectacular! She did not appear in many episodes at all and chose to leave the show in a lurch and abandon the fans who’d supported her character for many years. I really hope she doesn’t even get a nomination, she doesn’t deserve it.
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