The time has come! We’ve tallyed the votes for the Fourth Annual TwoCentsTV Awards and the WINNERS have been decided. We’ve been announcing the winners of the voted categories all week. Here are our First Wave winners, Second Wave Winners, Third and Fourth Wave Winners and Fifth Wave Winners.
Now it’s time for the one award TCTV gives out as decided by staff.
We are thrilled to give Shonda Rhimes our 2016 Modern TV Legend Award!
What makes Shonda Rhimes a Modern TV Legend? Shonda, and her arsenal of ABC shows, has broken more boundaries than countable. From the glass ceiling to race to LGBTQ, there is no topic off limit. Not only do Shonda’s shows touch on a myriad of social issues, they do so with fully-realized characters.
All of Shonda’s shows have powerful characters, perhaps none more so than the one that made Shonda a household name. Most shows would suffer from the loss of a lead character, but under Shonda’s guidance, Grey’s Anatomy grew in popularity and made Meredith Grey a strong, independent, single mother.
Shonda brought viewers Annalise Keating and How to Get Away With Murder, which in turn awarded Viola Davis the first ever Best Actress Emmy award to a black woman. Adding in Scandal and The Catch, Shonda dominates ABC’s primetime line-up with no signs of slowing.