Shonda Rhimes, Robin Roberts and Mindy Kaling Share Some Love At 'Glamour' Awards

by Zach Seemayer 12:55 AM PST, November 11, 2014
Playing Shonda Rhimes, Robin Roberts and Mindy Kaling Share Some Love At 'Glamour' Awards

New York shined a little brighter Monday night when some of America's most influential and inspiring stars turned out for Glamour's Women Of The Year Awards, held at the legendary Carnegie Hall.

One of the big honorees of the night was Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, who was celebrated for inspiring people with her fight against breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome, a dangerous bone marrow disease.

Roberts stopped to talk to ET's Nischelle Turner about her well-documented battle for survival and her eventual recovery.

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"I'm representing a whole lot of people," Roberts, 53, told ET. "Because everybody's had something, has gone through a health challenge, financial, whatever… And I am just so proud to say that not only are we surviving, but we're thriving as well."

One of the many people Roberts has inspired is iconic TV producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, who attended the awards specifically to see Roberts get honored.

"I think Robin Roberts is great, which is why I'm here tonight," Rhimes, 44,  shared with ET. "Robin has really found a way to move past, in a very inspirational way, a lot of things that a lot of people would find very hard. People who are ill themselves probably see her as a wonderful example and role model. I think that's amazing."

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As it turns out, Rhimes herself is a major source of inspiration for another honoree at the evening's ceremony. The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling, 35, also opened up about how Rhimes, who appeared on Kaling's FOX comedy this season, has influenced her in recent years.

Check out the video to hear all the kind things Kaling had to say about the celebrated Grey's Anatomy creator.

Also, go to Glamour for more on all the women who were celebrated at the 2014 Women Of The Year Awards.