2007 Emmy Analysis: Grey's Anatomy

The 2006-2007 season of Grey’s Anatomy has been one of extreme highs and lows. It started off rocky enough with the incident that was to color the entire season. The Isaiah Washington-Patrick Dempsey tussle gave rise to the seemingly unending Isaiah Washington drama. The gay slur issue has taken on a life of its own, culminating in the post-season canning of Isaiah Washington.
2007 Emmy Analysis: Grey's AnatomyOn a high note, Grey’s Anatomy did win Best Television Drama Series in this year’s Golden Globes and has just been included among the nominees for the same category in the recently announced Emmy nominations. In the acting department, T.R. Knight, who was embroiled at the center of the Isaiah Washington debacle, is also up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as are Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Rounding off the Grey’s Anatomy candidates are Elizabeth Reaser and Kate Burton, who both got the nod for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

There is some real contention among the Grey’s ladies for the Best Supporting Actress award. Joining them in the field are Aida Turturro and Lorraine Bracco from The Sopranos and Rachel Griffiths of Brothers & Sisters. As for Knight, he faces tough competition from William Shatner (Boston Legal), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson (Lost) and Masi Oka (Heroes).

As for the race for Outstanding Drama Series, Grey’s Anatomy is up against Boston Legal, House, Heroes and The Sopranos. Grey’s is not expected to beat The Sopranos, which garnered a total of 15 nominations, second only to HBO’s made-for-TV-movie, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and is the heavy favorite to win this category.

Interestingly enough, neither Patrick Dempsey nor Ellen Pompeo were cited in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress Drama categories.

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