Hollywood writers/producers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce co-hosted the 2021 Sentinel Awards, which this year honored NBC’s popular medical drama New Amsterdam with the “Imagining a Culture of Health Award” for the show’s entire body of work during its third season. In addition to New Amsterdam, 11 other shows were celebrated for TV entertainment that makes a difference in viewers’ lives, including The Good Doctor, Master of None, Euphoria, Pose, The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us and Grey’s Anatomy (full list below). Their storylines covered such topics as Covid-19, abortion, mental health, addiction and racism—mirroring a tumultuous year in American life. Watch the recorded livestream of 2021 Sentinel Awards
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, presented the awards during an online event livestreamed on Oct. 20.