As indicated in her Sunday-night acceptance speech,
Grey's Anatomy star
Katherine Heigl's own mother didn't think she'd walk away with a win in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series race. Rather, Mom had either of the two
Sopranos nominees to get the nod. Pops wasn't much more positive. As Heigl said calling into Tuesday's
Ellen, "Even my dad was like in shock and said, 'I really didn't think you'd win.' Nobody thought I was going to win." All of which made it extra sweet when her name was called. "It's more fun that way because you can't get let down.... You can only be excited about it."
I bring this story to you pretty much only for the purpose of asking: Why was Heigl the only winner to blow off us folks in the Emmys press room the other night? You win one of the industry's biggest awards and you deign to reflect on it publicly?