Congratulations are in order for Dolly Parton and the cast and crew for the NBC special Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, which has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding TV Movie.
The made-for-TV movie, which stars Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as Dolly Parton’s mother Avie Lee Parton, is the sequel to Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, also based on Dolly’s life, which premiered in December of 2015. Christmas of Many Colors premiered in November 2016.
“This project for me was a celebration of the family and the beautiful story of Miss Dolly Parton,” says Jennifer Nettles in a press release. “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.”
“I am so very proud and excited to have “Christmas of Many Colors” be nominated for an Emmy award,” Dolly gushes. “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.”
Other cast members include Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton (Dolly’s father), Gerald McRaney as Reverend Jake Owens, and Dolly’s younger sister Stella as Corla Bass. Dolly also made a special guest appearance.
Nominees in the Outstanding TV Movie category are rounded out by Black Mirror: San Junipero, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Sherlock: The Lying Detective, and The Wizard of Lies. Get the complete list of nominees here.