Grey’s Anatomy is still going strong headed into its tenth season, but one big thing has been missing for the cast of the hit medical drama for the past few years: Emmys. While the actors used to be showered with nominations and statues, it’s been four years since any of the series regulars were even considered.
Unfortunately, that trend continued this year, as the show and its fantastic cast wasn't nominated. (Scandal's Kerry Washington and Dan Bucatinsky were, though!) However, there were a few standout episodes and performances that we think should have warranted a nom — and perhaps even a win. Here are three Grey’s Anatomy stars were snubbed at the 2013 Emmys, with video proof.
Jessica Capshaw (Arizona Robbins)
Jessica has always been a standout on Grey’s, but this season, she tackled something we’ve never seen on the show: amputation. After the plane crash last season, her leg was in such bad shape that her wife, Callie Torres, had it amputated — in spite of promising not to. This led to watching her recover, going through stages of shutting everyone out (including daughter Sofia), to accepting her fate, to getting a prosthetic and adjusting, to holding a grudge and ultimately lashing out on Callie. It came full-circle, and it was an insane and emotional ride that had us in tears for many episodes and makes her Emmy-worthy.
Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang)
Throughout Grey’s nine seasons, Sandra has been nominated for Emmys five times and has sadly never won. This should have been her year. In the first few episodes of Season 9, she was recovering from the plane crash and also recounting unseen moments from their horrifying pre-rescue time. The most memorable (and Emmy-worthy) scene was in Episode 2, in which she had a breakdown in the bathtub, telling husband Owen how she saw Lexie Grey eaten by wolves and had to drink her own urine to stay alive. Her impeccable acting wasn’t just about the traumatic situation she lived through, though — we also saw her perform heart surgery in the dark, deal with the death of mentor Dr. Parker and her divorce, and deliver spitfire dialogue throughout the season.
Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey)
Like with Sandra, Chandra has been nominated numerous time — four in total — yet never won for Best Supporting Actress. Though her character has evolved from her “Nazi” persona to a more soft and adjusted Bailey, we saw her really deliver with powerful storylines this season. Not only did she deal with having to abandon her own wedding in attempt to save mentor Richard Webber’s wife, Adele, but she also had a mental breakdown after discovering she had a MRSA infection and killed three patients. The episodes in which she was dealing with the CDC investigation while trying to save her last surviving patient were intense, and we were fighting for her. In turn, we feel the same about fighting for her to get an Emmy nomination. If only we had a ballot.
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