Shonda Rhimes Basically Says “I Deserve This Sh*t,” While Receiving Award

2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony - Arrivals

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Shonda Rhimes threw humility out the window when she accepted her Norman Lear achievement honor at the Producers Guild Awards over the weekend, and we’re here for it.

“It’s not trailblazing to write the world as it actually is,” she told the crowd of industry heads.

While speaking of the beloved and riveting characters of all of her TV franchises, the media mogul explained she “created the content that I wanted to see and I created what I know is normal.”

The Shondaland creator went on to explain that creating developed, complicated, diverse characters shouldn’t be considered avant-garde, it should be a common creative practice. She continued:

“Basically, you are just giving me an award for being me, in which case I totally deserve this. Really, I am honored to receive it. The respect of this award does mean the world. It just makes me a little bit sad. First of all, [writing about] strong women and three dimensional people of color is something Norman was doing 40 something years ago. So how come it has to be done all over again?”

Yass Shonda. Way to hit them with the truth.

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