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‘Steel Magnolias’ wins Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture

Published March 11, 1990 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

‘Steel Magnolias’ wins the 1990 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture

Dolly starred as Truvy Jones in the 1989 film, “Steel Magnolias.” The all-star cast also included Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah. Dolly talked about why she chose the role,

“Since I’m not an actress, and don’t exactly know what all that even means – the technical end of it – I took on Truvy ’cause I knew she was close enough to me, where I could play her real well.”

Olympia Dukakis was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the cast and producers. “Steel Magnolias” shared this award with co-winner “Batman” starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

The 16th Annual People’s Choice Awards were held at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. The show aired on the CBS network.

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