Creativecow.net is reporting that Shonda Rhimes will receive yet another accolade in what is turning out to be a charmed career in television. The creator, writer and producer of the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Scandal,” will be presented with the 2014 Television Showmanship Award at the International Cinematographers Guild’s (IATSE Local 600) 51st annual Publicists Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The author writes that Henri Bollinger, the Awards Committee Chairman stated:
“Shonda Rhimes is quickly becoming one of most honored and recognized creators and producers in television history,” said Bollinger. “Her multi-faceted career and the success she has already achieved defines the very essence of showmanship.”
ICG President Steven Poster added: “Shonda has carved a unique position for herself in the entertainment industry with her creativity and tremendous output of great work. As a fan and as president I’m delighted that she has been selected to receive this award.”
This is just one award in a slew of many including the Producers Guild of America 2007 Producer of the Year Award; the 2007 Golden Globe for Outstanding Television Drama; the 2007 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television from Women in Film; the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series in consecutive years 2007 – 2011, as well as five wins for Outstanding Drama Series during those same years; the 2006 Writers Guild Award for Best New Series; in addition to Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Writing for a Drama Series.
The Directors Guild of America will honor Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers of Shondaland with the Guild’s 2014 Diversity Award at the 66th Annual DGA Awards in January.
Rhimes was the 2013 winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series with ‘Scandal,’ also receiving a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Rhimes was the recipient of the 2012 GLAAD Golden Gate Award; 2010 RAINN Hope Award; and a 2009 GLSEN Respect Awards Honoree. In 2013, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as Trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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