Ellen Pompeo is no stranger to winning awards after being on Grey’s Anatomy for 13 seasons, but she still knows how to make her fans feel loved.
In 2013, Pompeo won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress and her hit series, Grey’s Anatomy also won for Favorite Network TV Drama.
At this point in time Grey’s had only been on TV for nine seasons! Okay, nine seasons is a long time, but it seems short now considering the show just got renewed for season 14.
Pompeo, however, understood how big of a deal the win was, because she’s always known how dedicated the Grey’s fans really are.
“Oh my goodness, wow. I love you, thank you so much. Thank you so, so much for this. You know, we’ve been doing this show for nine seasons and it feels like an eternity,” Pompeo said on stage. “To have this warm of a reception and to be getting awards nine seasons later, I share Katy Perry’s sentiments, we have the best fans in the world. I really can’t thank you enough.”
The cutest part of her speech, however, was when she revealed that the fans are her favorite part of continually playing Meredith Grey.
“I also just want to say that after nine seasons, definitely my moments have been looking in your eyes, and seeing your smiles, and seeing your faces light up when you see us, on the street or wherever we are, hearing your stories, whether they’re heartbreaking or hilarious,” she explained.
Before exiting the stage, Pompeo gave one last statement of love to her fans, and it was just so sweet.
“The fans of the show have truly touched me in ways I never thought possible,” she said. “So, for that I am forever grateful and I love you dearly. Thank you so much.”