Shonda Rhimes to finally get her Emmy, sort of
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Monday that it will award its 2016 International Emmy Founders Award to Shonda Rhimes.
Executive producer, creator, writer and creative soul of ABC’s TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) lineup, often featuring a mix of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Catch,” Rhimes will accept the award at the 44th International Emmy Awards Gala, on Nov. 21 in New York.
Rhimes’ previous work on her shows have earned her a Golden Globe for television drama; a Peabody Award; and recognition from the Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, GLAAD, AFI and NAACP. Rhimes, via “Grey’s Anatomy,” has twice been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for drama series.
Rhimes created her production company, Shondaland, in 2004, and “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Off the Map,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Catch” have all been produced under its banner.
“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “The Catch” can next be seen Thursday starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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