Black Excellence: Shonda Rhimes To Receive International Emmy Founders Award
Is there anything Shonda Rhimes can’t do?
According to Variety, the show runner and writer will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in November 2016 for her contributions to the small screen, as part of the 44th Annual International Emmy Awards.
“I am continually amazed by the global reach of television and have been so fortunate to have fans of my shows around the world,” said the Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder and Grey’s Anatomy creator.“To be recognized for this by the International Television Academy is truly an honor.”
Bruce Paisner, the president-CEO of the International Academy of Arts & Sciences, said that Rhimes is in a “league of her own.”
“…not only does she have an entire night of primetime on ABC in the United States, but her groundbreaking shows and iconic characters are avidly followed by over 300 million viewers worldwide, in 67 languages,” he continued. “We look forward to honoring her boundless creative artistry and unique production talent with our Founders Award.”
Rhimes has garnered several awards and nominations for her work, and earlier this year, received the Norman Lear Achievement in Television Award from the Producers Guild of America. The ceremony will take place November 21 in New York City.
Congrats to Shonda!