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Dolly Parton’s “Christmas of Many Colors” TV Movie Nominated for an Emmy

Over the course of her career, Dolly Parton has won nine Grammy Awards and been nominated for two Oscars and a Tony. This September, Dolly might just add an Emmy to her collection! It was recently announced that Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love was nominated for an Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Television Movie” category.

Christmas of Many Colors is the sequel to Dolly’s first TV movie on NBC, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The two-hour film tells a moving holiday story based on actual events from Parton’s childhood. In the movie, Dolly’s father makes sacrifices to save up enough money to finally buy his wife a wedding ring with help from the Parton children. At the same time, Dolly’s Uncle Billy encourages her to develop her musical talent and dream big.

Christmas of Many Colors was a smash hit for NBC, drawing in 11.53 million viewers for its premiere last November. The network is currently developing another TV movie based on one of Dolly’s most famous songs: “Jolene”.

Dolly and The Cast React to Their Emmy Nomination

When news of the movie’s Emmy nomination broke, Dolly expressed her gratitude on her website, saying:

“I am so very proud and excited to have Christmas of Many Colors be nominated for an Emmy Award. Special thanks to my partner and executive producer Sam Haskell, a wonderful cast and crew, Steve Herek (our producer) and Pamela Long for a great script. And a special thanks to all of the many fans that watched it.”

Jennifer Nettles, the singer and actress who portrays Dolly’s mother in the film, told the press:

“This project for me was a celebration of the family and the beautiful story of Miss Dolly Parton. Each day I played Avie Lee Parton was a joy. For Christmas of Many Colors to be nominated and celebrated further by the Emmy’s, thrills me.”

Watch the Emmys

Don’t forget to tune in and see if Christmas of Many Colors wins an Emmy! The award show will air on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 8 – 11 p.m. on CBS. Stephen Colbert will host the show. Here is a complete list of all the nominees in the “Outstanding Television Movie” category:

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
  • The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
  • Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • The Wizard Of Lies

Christmas of Many Colors is not the first time Dolly has been nominated for an Emmy! Way back in 1978, Dolly snagged a nomination for “Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music” when she appeared on Cher’s one-off TV special.

Dolly Parton Smoky Mountain Adventures theaterSee a “Prequel” to Dolly’s TV Movies in Pigeon Forge

If you’re a fan of Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors, you’ll love Dolly’s new dinner show in Pigeon Forge! Located next to The Island, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures tells the story of how Dolly’s parents, Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owen, fell in love. Set years before Dolly was born, the show is a sort of “prequel” for the TV movies.

For more information about the show, check out our comprehensive guide to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures!