The fans have spoken! Grey's Anatomy was voted Favorite Network TV Drama and longtime star Ellen Pompeo was named Favorite Dramatic TV Actress at the People's Choice Awards 2016. Members of the Grey's Anatomy cast were in attendance, and they all went up on stage together to accept the award.
While accepting the award for Favorite Network TV Drama with her fellow cast members, Ellen Pompeo thanked fans and said, "Our show is about understanding and compassion and tolerance and kindness and those are themes that we could all use more of, so I’m so proud of our show and the stories that we tell."
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Ellen won Favorite Dramatic TV Actress for the second year in a row for her role as Meredith Grey. She's been killing it this season, her twelfth season playing Meredith Grey, thanks to new storylines and the possibilities open to her character. Grey was promoted to Chief of General Surgery, and stood up to Dr. Bailey to negotiate a fair salary for herself. She's also been raising her kids alone, and had to endure when Penny Blake, one of the doctors responsible for husband Derek's death, showed up at her dinner party as Callie's date. Bailey's revelation that Penny was going to be joining the staff of Grey Sloan Memorial upended Meredith's world and led to a rift between Mer and Derek's sister Amelia.
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Grey's Anatomy returns to TGIT for more emotional Season 12 drama THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 8|7c. In the Winter Finale, "Things We Lost in the Fire", gossip and speculation continued to spread through the hospital about what happened between Owen and Riggs, the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial are distracted when the hospital is inundated by firefighters injured while battling a wildfire and Bailey must manage her first crisis in her new role as Chief.
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