This Sunday is a big night for the cast and crew of Grey’s Anatomy, who have racked up 10 Emmy nomination. They already suffered one loss in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series which went to Leslie Caron from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. It’s hard to believe she was better than Kate Burton (Ellis Grey) and especially Elizabeth Reaser (Jane Doe), who was an absolute standout in season three. However, they’ve still got some pretty big categories and competitors to contend with. Here’s a look at who’s up against who and where Grey’s stands the best chance of riding home with Emmy gold.
Nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, T.R. Knight really had a phenomenal season. However, he’s got to face some heavy hitters. Also nominated in his category are Boston Legal’s William Shatner, Heroes‘ Masi Oka, The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli, and Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson. Unfortunately for Knight, he’s nominated in a year among people who all gave stronger performances but hey, it’s an honor just to be nominated right? Fingers crossed for Emerson here. The guy was unbelievable on this season of Lost.
The ladies of Grey’s Anatomy dominated the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category, with the love being shown to Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson, and Katherine Heigl. Heigl really deserved the nod, and perhaps win, the prior season for Izzie’s love story with Denny. If she didn’t get it then, she’s not getting it now, which is unfortunate, given Heigl’s acting chops. That leaves Wilson and Oh to contend with the women of The Sopranos, Aida Turturro and Lorraine Bracco. Given that this was The Sopranos’ last year, expect the academy to show the love. Had these three women of Grey’s been nominated against a different duo, they may have had a better shot. However, this is the one category Grey’s may have a shot at something.
The show itself is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series up against Boston Legal, Heroes, House, and, of course, The Sopranos. It’s never been easy going up against the mob, but in the year of their swan song, the family from Jersey may just prove too tough a competitor. It’s too bad, too, since Grey’s had a solid season with some truly outstanding performances. The Emmys air this Sunday night and on Monday morning, we’ll see how these predictions played out.
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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