Shonda, who is being honored as Personality of the Year, spoke about her journey to the top of her profession and about how broadcasting standards and practices had changed over the years.
“Before I started working in television, the standards were very loose and then got tighter again. In the ‘NYPD Blue’ era, it was very loose and then got tighter again. And then now, things have reached a nice place where it feels like it’s realistic. A lot of it is how America has changed,” Shonda expressed (via Variety). “The standards have changed to match the American people. The same way gay marriage is now legal in every state in the nation, you can now show gay couple kissing and it’s not a big deal.”
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FYI: Minnie is wearing a Versace dress, Tamara Mellon shoes, a Rodo clutch, Irit earrings, and a Le Vian ring. Angela is wearing Rene Caovilla shoes and Coomi jewels. Tony is wearing Brooks Brothers. Hugh is wearing Brunello Cucinelli.
Tony Goldwyn speaks on stage during a portion on day two of the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday (July 26) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn.
The 56-year-old actor, who plays the president on Scandal, introduced the “Mothers of the Movement” – the mothers of young black victims of police brutality including Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Oscar Grant, and more.
“I am proud tonight to introduce a group of women profoundly impacted by injustice and violence, who have turned their pain into power and their outrage into action. They are the Mothers of the Movement,” Tony said. “They understand that we must reach out to each other because of our diversity, because we are stronger together.”
“Hillary [Clinton] says we can’t hide from these hard truths about race and justice in America,” he said. “We have to name them and own them, and then change them. That’s what she’ll do as President… The Mothers of the Movement prove that one life at a time, one Mother at a time, we can change the world.”
The Mothers of the Movement Speak at Democratic National Convention