Dolly Parton’s holiday television special Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love received an Emmy nomination in the Television Movie category.
Starring Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney and Alyvia Alyn Lind, the sequel was the follow-up to Dolly’s original family story, Coat of Many Colors, which aired in early 2016.
Dolly’s Christmas of Many Colors will competed against Black Mirror, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Sherlock: The Lying Detective and The Wizard of Lies in the Emmy’s Television Movie category.
“I am so very proud and excited to have Christmas of Many Colors be nominated for an Emmy award,” says Dolly. “Special thanks to my partner and executive producer Sam Haskell, a wonderful cast and crew, [producer] Steve Herek and Pamela Long for a great script. And a special thanks to all of the many fans that watched it.”
“This project for me was a celebration of the family and the beautiful story of Miss Dolly Parton,” adds Jennifer Nettles. “Each day I played Avie Lee Parton was a joy. For Christmas of Many Colors to be nominated and celebrated further by the Emmys thrills me.”
The 69th Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS.