Announced this afternoon via press release from the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Shonda Rhimes
and Betsy Beers
will be honored with the Guild’s 2014 Diversity Award. The Award is being given for "their commitment to diversity hiring, their long record of providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities in DGA-covered categories, and for the example they set for the rest of the industry." The Award will be presented at the 66th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The Diversity Award has only been given four times in its history: in 1997 to Bruce Paltrow
, John Wells
and Christopher Chulack
; in 1999 to Steven Bochco
; in 2000 to HBO; and in 2005 to...