Grey’s Anatomy Earns Four NAACP Image Award Nominations
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Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy Earns Four NAACP Image Award Nominations

Grey's Anatomy and its cast has reason to celebrate today after earning four NAACP Image Award nominations — the nods going to James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), Debbie Allen (Catherine Avery), and the show itself.

The show is in the running for Outstanding Drama Series, competing against Boardwalk Empire, Scandal, The Good Wife, and Treme.

James is up for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, against LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Michael Ealy (Almost Human), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), and Wendell Pierce (Treme).

Chandra is a contender for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series along with Khandi Alexander (Treme), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow), Regina King (Southland), and fellow Shondaland resident Kerry Washington (Scandal).

Finally, Debbie is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, opposite Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Diahann Carroll (White Collar), Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest), and Vanessa Williams (666 Park Avenue).

The award show might be an awkward one for our Grey's peeps, though, considering disgraced Grey's cast-off Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) may be present — his movie Blue Caprice is up for an award. (At least the aforementioned Diahann Carroll — aka Jane Burke, his Grey's mother — will be there to keep him in line!)

We're elated for these actors, but why not nominate other standout cast members of color, including Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang), Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres), and Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery)? Next year, NAACP, OK?