“Grey’s Anatomy” has been well received ever since it came on ABC as a mid-season replacement for “Boston Legal” back in March, 2005. As a result, it has been nominated for several awards including ALMA Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards.
The cast and crew have been the recipients of many of these awards as well as People’s Choice Awards. Now, in their seventh season, they have a chance to win up to seven more People’s Choice Awards.
Favorite TV Drama
In this category, “Grey’s Anatomy” is up against “The Good Wife,” “House,” “Gossip Girl,” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Favorite TV Drama Actor – Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey has some pretty strong competition in this category. He is up against Chase Crawford, Hugh Laurie, Ian Somerhalder, and Taye Diggs.
Favorite TV Drama Actress – Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh’s character has gone through some pretty dramatic changes this season that showcase her acting versatility. She is facing Blake Lively, Julianna Margulies, Lisa Edelstein, and Kate Walsh in this category.
Favorite TV Guest Star – Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is up against Betty White, Britney Spears, Neil Patrick Harris, and Carrie Underwood.
Favorite TV Doctor – Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)
Of the five available spots for this category, “Grey’s Anatomy” cast members occupy three. The other two are taken up by “House” actors Hugh Laurie and Robert Sean Leonard.
“Grey’s Anatomy” v “House”
In the past, “Grey’s Anatomy” has won several awards. But, so has “House.” And when it comes to past People’s Choice Awards, they are pretty closely matched: “Grey’s Anatomy” – 6; “House” – 5. The big difference between the two is that most of the “Grey’s Anatomy” awards came in 2007 or before. They have only won one since then – in 2009. “House,” on the other hand, won one is 2008, two in 2009, and two in 2010.
Though both of these shows are about doctors, they are very different. That is reflected in their TV ratings. “Grey’s Anatomy” has been consistently more popular than “House.” However, “Grey’s Anatomy” slipped considerably more than “House” in the ratings from 2009 to 2010 (12 to 17 and 19 to 22, respectively). Whether rating will play any sort of role in the outcome of the People’s Choice Awards remains to be seen, but, considering that viewers get to choose and more people have watched “Grey’s Anatomy” in past seasons, “Grey’s Anatomy” could walk away with more awards than “House.”