Shonda Rhimes honoured at Writers Guild Awards

Actor Scott Foley (left) and writer Shonda Rhimes pose in the press room at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Feb 14, 2015, after Rhimes received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. -- PHOTO: AFP
Actor Scott Foley (left) and writer Shonda Rhimes pose in the press room at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Feb 14, 2015, after Rhimes received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Shonda Rhimes was honoured at the Writers Guild Awards with the 2015 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

Scandal star Scott Foley introduced the screenwriter and presented the award to her.

Rhimes said in her acceptance speech: "I continue to be thankful that I live in a country in which powerful women get to do this job and I get to take the fact that being powerful and badass is something that I can just have as my right."