Never doubt the power of the Grey’s Anatomy fandom.
While we’re all still trying to get over the surprise return of Patrick Dempsey in the season 17 premiere, Ellen Pompeo won Female TV Star of 2020 at the E! People’s Choice Awards and took the stage to thank the people for the award—and to suggest that it might be the people who actually deserve the praise.
“If it weren’t for all of you who support us and watch us every week, we would never get to have the fun that we get to have and touch the lives that we get to touch and just live out our dreams,” she said. “So I should be giving all of you this award.”
Grey’s Anatomy is “about love and acceptance,” she said, which made the award all the better.
“Winning this award is confirmation that people respond to those ideas, they respond to the idea of love, they respond to the idea of acceptance,” she said. “They respond to the idea of us pulling on another up.”