Katherine Heigl may just have the perfect parting gift - that is if series creator Shonda Rhimes decides to let her character, Izzie Stevens, rest in peace. Forever. The Grey's Anatomy actress has reentered the Emmy race this year, according to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, and despite some Izzie-haters, there are still a number of fans who believe that that the 30-year-old actress nailed her brain-tumor storyline, and that includes Rhimes herself.
"I think she did beautiful work," Rhimes raved Thursday immediately following the season finale. "I think she always does beautiful work."
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If you recall, Heigl, who won Best Actress at the 2007 Emmys, pulled her name from the list of contenders for the 2008 ceremony, blaming her withdrawal on Grey's Anatomy
"I did not feel that 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 withdrew my name from contention," she told the Los Angeles Times' Gold Derby at the time.
Moreover, Heigl suggested having her name on the ballot could possibly steal the Emmy spotlight from another performer.
"In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials," she said.
This season, however, Heigl's cancer stricken storyline has given the actress enough chances to brush up her Emmy submission. But it is unknown if Heigl will return for Grey's Anatomy
next season, as one of the final scenes was Izzie coding on the table, transposed with her meeting with George O'Malley (who was also coding at the time from his own accident) in a situation which suggested they both had died.
If you missed the two-hour fifth season finale of Grey's Anatomy
, you can read a recap in this article.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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