Six years after he was fired from Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) might be on the brink of a career comeback  — whether we're ready for him or not. He was just nominated for a 2013 Gotham Independent Film Award for his role in Blue Caprice.

If you're a Grey's fan who paid attention to celebrity news in 2007, you likely have a lot of feelings about the actor — who is said to have used a homophobic slur in reference to co-star T.R. Knight (George O'Malley) on the Grey's set. (Isaiah committed the same crime on camera at the 2007 Golden Globes.)

Fast-forward to present day, and Isaiah is earning rave reviews for his performance in Caprice — playing John Allen Muhammad, a real-life convicted murderer who, along with his teenage protege, killed ten people in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. in October 2002 — sniping at them from their blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice.

The film premiered at Sundance in January, and today (October 24), the Independent Filmmaker Project announced Isaiah as a nominee for the Gotham Award for Best Actor.

Isaiah's competitors in the category are Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave, Oscar Isaac for Inside Llewyn Davis, Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, and Robert Redford for All Is Lost.

Blue Caprice director Alexandre Moors also received a nomination.

Well, despite his personality, we guess we can't deny that Isaiah's got some acting chops.

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Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!