Dempsey will receive the Excellence Award in recognition of his 30-year career in television and cinema. He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy.” His performance earned him a 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award. More recently Dempsey executive produced The Orchard’s documentary “Hurley,” and he is a producer of the Twentieth Century Fox series “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” which was released in August.
Dempsey’s recent credits include Universal’s “Bridget Jones’ Baby,” alongside Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, the Epix miniseries “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair,” and his portrayal of Dominic Morgan in “Devils.” Dempsey’s production company Shifting Gears produces content for both television and film. Amongst a slate of projects,