Sentinel Awards

2017 Sentinel Awards

Eleven honorees were celebrated for outstanding TV storylines at the 2017 Sentinel Awards, a glittering red-carpet event held in Hollywood that featured celebrities, writers and producers. Even journalist and news correspondent Katie Couric got in on the act.

2016 Sentinel Awards

"Madam Secretary," "black-ish" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" were among the winners at the 17th annual Sentinel Awards ceremony, a glittering evening that celebrated exemplary TV storylines covering health and climate change topics and featured a special appearance by Norman Lear.

HH&S Newsletter (Fall 2019)

Our fall issue gives an idea of HH&S’ busy calendar recently—the 2019 Sentinel Awards, with special guests that included Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, Sam Levinson, Camilla Luddington, Chris Sullivan and Isabella Gomez; events on addiction and mental health, nuclear risk, maternal health, reproductive rights, and older adults; experts weighing in on killer robots, and so much more.

2019 Sentinel Awards

In a sometimes moving and deeply personal ceremony, the 2019 Sentinel Awards honored 13 TV shows for outstanding storylines dealing with critical topics such as addiction, criminal justice, mental health, nuclear risk and sexual assault. 

2018 Sentinel Awards

What other Hollywood awards night can boast that a president of the United States was a guest? But there he was, taking center stage at the 2018 Sentinel Awards, and living up to the qualities he displays before millions every week—intelligence, compassion, poise, courage, truthfulness.

Sure, there was that moment in Season 4 when he exhibited some unusual behavior that had everyone in his administration perplexed and worried. (As it turned out, medical reasons forced him to step aside under the 25th Amendment; his vice president then got the Big Gig.)

Videos

Want to know what leading experts from the CDC and other public health organizations have to say about cancer, reproductive health, drug abuse, sexual assault and other important topics, or visit with a distinguished panel as they talk about one of the most critical issues of our day—nuclear proliferation? You can also hear from local storytellers, and get behind-the-scenes looks from entertainment industry writers and producers on their creative process. Below are just a sample of the videos we've done.

2015 Sentinel Awards

The winners of the 16th annual Sentinel Awards were announced in a ceremony in Hollywood that recognized exemplary achievements in television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

15th Annual Sentinel Awards (2014)

Hollywood, Health & Society’s 15th annual Sentinel Awards had it all, including top names from the entertainment industry, a NASA astronaut who wowed the audience when she recounted her childhood dream to one day follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, and moving tributes to the spirit of two young boys who have touched many hearts—one a fictional TV character and the other whose real life flashed brightly and ever so briefly.