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'Grey's Anatomy's' Ellen Pompeo wasn't a fan of 2013 Emmys

September 23, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • Ellen Pompeo was not a fan of Sunday's Emmys.
Ellen Pompeo was not a fan of Sunday's Emmys. (Richard Shotwell / Invision…)

Safe to say, Ellen Pompeo was not a fan of the Emmy show on Sunday night.

During an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, the "Grey's Anatomy" star shared her startlingly candid views on the telecast, which featured a lackluster performance by host Neil Patrick Harris, a little singing and dancing, and several surprise wins.

Pompeo told the AP that she was "really disappointed" by the show. But she didn't leave it there. She actually elaborated on what she disliked.

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"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all," she said. "The Emmys felt so dated to me."

She even had it in for the song-and-dance number in the middle of the broadcast, saying, "That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?"

Pompeo herself has never been nominated for an Emmy, but she did pick up a People's Choice Award earlier this year as favorite dramatic TV actress.

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Despite mixed feelings about the actual content of the show, enough curious viewers tuned in to make it the highest-rated Emmys since 2007.


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