Ellen Pompeo Blasts Emmys for Huge, Glaring Flaw

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ellen pompeoPeople are still talking about Sunday's Emmy Awards. While the surprise winners and hilarious speeches (I'm looking at you Merritt Wever) are definitely points for discussion, not everyone is giving the telecast awards for awesomeness. See what I did there? Awards on awards on awards, son. But anyway -- back to the folks talking Emmy-smack -- Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy is chief among the broadcast's detractors.

As the star of one of the most diverse shows on television, Ellen wasn't impressed. She spoke up about the white-washing of the show, which she thought was apparent. I quietly read all of her comments while nodding and saying "YES. THIS."

Grey's Anatomy has been going strong for 10 years. Creator Shonda Rimes's real-life approach to race portrayal on the drama has changed the way Pompeo views award shows like the Emmys. She had this to say in an interview she gave on Monday:

I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me ... That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?

It's also worth noting that Kerry Washington star of THE GREATEST SHOW OF ALL TIME (it's not my personal bias -- it's fact -- okay it's my personal bias, but STILL) Scandal lost out on her potential Emmy win. Had Washington won, she would have been the first black woman to win an Emmy. The loss was palpable. Coincidentally, Scandal is also a Shonda Rimes project. Clearly the world needs more of Shonda and more of the actresses she chooses to helm her projects.

Did you agree with Ellen's opinions about the Emmys?

 

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adamat34 adamat34

Oh boo hoo......

D.j. Lord

the race card and of course the stir writer was knodding her head...expected but still pathetic...of course the gay guy won for big bang but hey lets ignore it and yell race...

D.j. Lord

person of color in dance number?  is she saying people of color are good dancers and got the happy feet?  seems a lil racist...watch it ellen and stir..watch it

TMK919 TMK919

Black women have won Emmys before...

Katha... Katharine205

Awards should be handed out based on merit and not on race

nonmember avatar singer825

I'm black and I didn't even notice the color of the dancers. All I noticed was how great they were. By the way, Napoleon D'Umo, one of the choreographers who was nominated and also danced in the routine is "of color," because apparently that matters.

nonmember avatar singer825

Oh and yes black women have won Emmys. The writer meant Kerry Washington would have been the first to win in that particular category. It would have been nice for the writer to clarify that but oh well.

Caera Caera

Does anyone really care about how tv and movie workers pat themselves on the back? I sure as fuck don't.

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