Won Best Actress at last year Emmy Awards, Katherine Heigl quits Emmy race, much to everyone's shock. The TV and movie actress has publicly pulled out her name from the annual awards' contenders list, put the blame on the writers of her hit TV show "Grey's Anatomy" for her withdrawal.
Has stated that she didn't seek a nomination because "Grey's Anatomy" failed to deliver the goods for an award-worthy performance, Heigl explained to the Los Angeles Times' Tom O'Neil for his blog Gold Derby, "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention." She furthermore added, "In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials."
ABC, which airs "Grey's Anatomy", had no comment on Heigl's decision.
Heigl, in fact, isn't the first "Grey's" star to pull their name from Emmy consideration. Last April, former cast mate Isaiah Washington also chose not to submit his name to the jury panel.
The nominations for the upcoming 60th annual Emmy Awards will be announced on July 17. The ceremony will be broadcast live September 21 from L.A.'s Staples Center.