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Ellen Pompeo of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Pompeo, "Grey's Anatomy"
Nomination Status: Pretty much zero.
In Her Favor: It's a true mystery that with all of the popularity and recognition for "Grey's Anatomy," the show's star has only one Golden Globe nomination to show for her individual performance. The problem dates back to how much viewers hated Meredith in the early going, which was always a result of Shonda Rhimes' writing (and probably intentional) and never a reflection on Pompeo's performance. I don't know what to say here other than that Pompeo is really good on "Grey's Anatomy" and she has become a point of stability that the show will miss if she chooses to move on.
Working Against Her: "Grey's Anatomy" has fallen out of Emmy vogue and Pompeo's performance is among the show's most understated.