Shonda Rhimes has come into prominence as a well-versed television writer, director, and producer. Responsible for bringing the world shows that include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal, Rhimes has shown a commitment to plugging diverse characters into over the top plot lines. Her shows are all dramatic and addicting; Scandal has garnered a committed Twitter following and a legion of fans who self-identify as “Gladiators”. Both Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy– having completed their 3rd and 10th seasons, respectively- enjoy solid ratings and resonate with diverse audiences.
That’s why it comes as no surprise that Rhimes and her production partner Betsy Beers were awarded the “Diversity Trophy” at the Directors Guild of America Awards.