It's been two days now since our relatively peaceful, reacharound-loving community has been rocked by "I Do Not Feel I Was Given the Material This Season to Warrant a Nomination"-Gate. For those late to the party: Gold Derby blog had noticed polarizing actress-figure Katherine Heigl's name missing from a list of contenders; approached for comment, she explained that she had knowingly compromised Emmy-nominating protocol—and by extension, the very fundamentals upon which this great country is based!—by gallingly withdrawing herself from Best Actress consideration. And for what? For what she deemed to be substandard character arcs for her character on Grey's Anatomy. (In Heigl's defense, in Season 2 she was curled up in a hospital bed with her expired fiance; this season, she had a brief dalliance with her gay best friend followed by a torrid affair with a homicidal caribou.) Still, according to one series insider who spoke to EW.com, the thanklessness is beyond belief:
“The show bent over backwards to accommodate her film schedule, and then she criticizes the show for lack of material?"
"It's an ungrateful slap in the face to the very writers responsible for her Emmy win in the first place.”
Beyond just that, these are the Emmys we're talking about: Oscar's Paste-Eating Cousin™, where lackluster material paired with long-haul dependability reign supreme. You think three-time-winner, five-time-nominee Tony Shalhoub is doing Chekhov over there? It's Monk! No one's ever even seen that show!