Sarah Drew Reacts to Surprise Emmy Nomination After ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exit

Sarah Drew may no longer be on Grey’s Anatomy, yet she still has reason to celebrate.

The 37-year-old actress took to social media on Thursday to proudly tout her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her behind-the-scenes work on the six-episode digital series, Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team, earned. Drew made her directorial debut with the series, helming all six installments.

Drew, who exited Grey’s after a nine-season run as April Kepner at the end of the 14th season, celebrated the momentous occasion, which came two months after her final episode aired.

“So This specific just happened!,” she began her post, along with the hashtag “#BTeamIsTheATeam.” “My directorial debut #GreysAnatomyBTeam is usually nominated for an EMMY for outstanding short form comedy or drama!!!! Whhhaaatttt???!!!! Congratulations to the whole B-Team team!”

Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team centers on the brand-new interns’ first day as surgeons forced to tackle the pressures of high-stakes medicine along with also difficult patients under the watchful along with also stern eye of Chief Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson). 

Longtime stars Justin Chambers, Kelly McCreary, Kevin McKidd, James Pickens Jr. along with also Wilson appear throughout the series, with brand-new interns played by Sophia Taylor Ali (Dahlia Qadri), Jake Borelli (Levi Schmitt), Alex Blue Davis (Casey Parker), Jaicy Elliot (Taryn Helm), Rushi Kota (Vik Roy) along with also Jeanine Mason (Samantha “Sam” Bello) headlining.

Several cast members along with also producers celebrated the not bad news in their own way, sharing their reactions on social media.

not bad luck at the Emmys, guys!

The 70th Emmy Awards, co-hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost along with also Michael Che, will air live coming from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17, starting at 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Check out the full list of nominees along with also follow ET’s ongoing Emmy coverage here.


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