Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards were announced today recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and-coming talent, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world.
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones (Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production) is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. The film stars Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kyle Bornheimer. Based on the stories and songs of Dolly Parton and written for television by Jim Strain it is about a mysterious mountain woman who steps into the spotlight as a lawyer struggles to find her voice of seeing, believing and everything between. Dolly said,
"'These Old Bones' from Heartstrings is my personal favorite of all of the shows in the series. It's based on a true character from my childhood. Kathleen Turner did a wonderful job portraying 'Old Bones.' Thanks to Ginnifer Goodwin and all of the other wonderful actors who helped bring this story to life. Thanks to the Academy, Netflix, Warner Bros. and especially my partner and executive producer Sam Haskell.
This nomination marks Dolly’s third EMMY® Award nomination. She received her first in 1978 for Outstanding Continuing Or Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In Variety Or Music which she received for her role on ABC’s Cher...Special. In 2017, Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love (NBC) was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.
The live nomination ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by Supermarket Sweep star and Saturday Night Live alumnus Leslie Jones with presenters Laverne Cox (Inventing Anna), Josh Gad (Central Park), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason) and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
Netflix leads the nominations in totals by platform with 160, setting a record previously held by HBO with 137 nominations in 2019. HBO had the second-most nominations with 107, and rounding out the top five were NBC with 47, ABC with 36 and FX with 33.
The 72nd Emmy® Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer for television’s biggest night. Recently announced executive producers for the telecast include Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart. The show will be broadcast, SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. The 2020 Creative Arts Awards will air on FXX on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.
PaleyFest LA selections include Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Justin Bieber: Seasons, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mrs. America, One Day at a Time, Outlander, Ozark, and Queer Eye.
The Paley Center for Media today announced that PaleyFest LA, the country’s premier television festival will be held virtually for the first time on the Paley Center’s YouTube Channel, with Citi serving as the official sponsor. Starting on Friday, August 7, all programs will be available for view to Citi cardmembers, and Paley Patron and Supporting Members; Sunday, August 9, to Paley Center Individual Members; Monday, August 10 to the public.
The Virtual PaleyFest LA selections include Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, YouTube’s Justin Bieber: Seasons, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America, Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Starz’s Outlander, Netflix’s Ozark, and Netflix’s Queer Eye.
Additionally, the Paley Center will host a conversation with the cast and creative team from Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, as they reflect on their sixth and final season. This special PaleyFest presentation will be available exclusively to Citi cardmembers and Paley Center members for view on the Paley Center’s website.
Television fans who become a Paley Member will have the opportunity to watch the exclusive Schitt’s Creek event. Additionally, fans who make a tax-deductible donation of $50 or more to the Paley Center, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, will see their name included onscreen during the closing credit of each PaleyFest event. To learn more please visit paleyfest.org.
“PaleyFest LA has been the premier television festival in the country for more than thirty-five years, and to adapt to the challenges of 2020, we’re thrilled to present the first Virtual PaleyFest on our Paley YouTube channel,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We look forward to presenting this incredible lineup of programs featuring the shows that comfort us, make us laugh, take us into a world of mystery, and shine a light on pressing social issues. We’re also grateful to Citi for their continued support of PaleyFest.”
PaleyFest supports the Paley Center’s many education initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the Paley Impact series which features programs centered around today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs.
Selections Can Be Viewed for Free on the Paley Center’s YouTube Channel
Citi Serves as Official Sponsor
Wow! 2019, what an incredible year highlighted by the ever-growing popularity of Dolly! Throughout the year, Dolly continued capturing new generations of fans through amazing collaborations, TV specials, Netflix series and so much more! From the beginning of the year to the end, we’ve seen an unbelievable wave of fandom for this country music icon and mogul! Let’s take a quick look back at this magnificent year in The Dollyverse!
Touted as the most-decorated female country music performer of all time, Dolly Parton didn’t allow her previous successes to slow her down! 2019 proved to be an unbelievable year for an already widely celebrated and successful country music icon and business mogul! Here are a few of the nominations, honors, and achievements Dolly picked up throughout the year.
Having been awarded eight Grammy Awards and nominated for forty-eight, Dolly is no stranger to being recognized for her talent! Dolly’s collaborations on “God Only Knows” with KING & COUNTRY and “Girl in the Movies” with Linda Perry lead to two more Grammy nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
With the success of “God Only Knows,” in collaboration with KING & COUNTRY, Dolly received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Based on the novel by Julie Murphy, Netflix film Dumplin’ released in 2018 featured Dolly Parton’s uplifting song “Girl in the Movies.” This dreamy ballad led to Dolly & Linda Perry receiving a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media. A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media.
In addition to Dolly’s personal musical success, Dollywood also received a nomination for it’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas was nominated for USA Today 10Best Award for the best theme park holiday event in the US.
While receiving these nominations throughout the year, Dolly also received multiple honors for both her personal achievements and business acumen.
2019 MusiCares® Person Of The Year - Grammy
The MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week and includes a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind items for bidding guests followed by a dinner and tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists paying tribute to Parton's music and legacy.
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award from We Are Family Foundation©
This year Dolly also received the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award from We Are Family Foundation©. Dolly received the Peacemaker Award for her charitable efforts, particularly in regards to literacy, primarily through the Dollywood Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Three 2019 Golden Ticket Awards
The Golden Ticket Awards are the most sought-after awards in the business of amusements and attractions. Dollywood was able to capture three of the 2019 Golden Ticket Awards and earned finalist placement in seven total categories and won more awards than any other park.
Most-Honored Park Wins For Best Kids’ Area Winner
Best Guest Experience Winner
Best Christmas Event Winer
FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
Dolly Parton and the Dollywood Foundation received this honor from the Knoxville Division for the generous support and goodwill provided to the people who were affected by the 2016 wildfires.
Dolly Earns No. 1 with “Faith”
Dolly Parton & Glantis Debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart. This marks Dolly’s first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Chart.
Opening of Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge and Inaugural Christmas at Pirates Voyage Season
“Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Grand Ole Opry”
Grand Ole Opry Celebrates Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Of Opry Membership on NBC.
Grand Ole Opry House also hosted an exclusive Dolly Parton exhibit (“Dolly: My Opry Memories”).
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Nashville Mayor Declares August 5 Dolly Parton Day
Dolly Parton To Be Inducted Into East Tennessee Writers Hall Of Fame
Fire Departments Receive $200,000 From Dolly Parton’s My People Fund
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards
Celebrating legendary women in Country Music, Dolly participated in a history-making performance while also Co-hosting this special night.
“Dolly Parton’s Heart Strings”
The Netflix Original series features eight stories focused on faith, love, and forgiveness all inspired by Dolly’s iconic songs and premiered November 22.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas Carol
With all-new music written by Dolly, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain take on the Christmas Carol debuted and featured in Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre for a limited time.
Near the close of the year, we were happy to announce the launch of “Shop Dolly,” Dolly’s official merch store. With the launch of the Shop Dolly, we’re happy to offer an all-new online shopping experience to engage with Dolly’s brand. Whether it’s a gift for your favorite Dolly fan or a late holiday gift to yourself, Dolly’s new online merch shop has something for everyone.
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Leading up to Thanksgiving, Dolly fans will have plenty to chat about around the family table this Turkey Day with the debut of “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” on Netflix (Nov. 22) and the two-hour NBC special "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry" (Nov. 26).
Netflix subscribers have been eagerly awaiting the debut of “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” for several months. Eight stories focused on faith, love and forgiveness, all inspired by Dolly’s iconic songs, will be available on Nov. 22.
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Dolly is also gracing the small screen on network television with the two-hour special "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry" airing on NBC on Nov. 26 at 9 PM EST. The special was filmed back in October during Dolly Week at the Opry. It features new interviews and Opry performances from Dolly and her "Trio" pal Emmylou Harris. A host of other artists are featured including Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr. and more.
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As both events are set to premiere, Dolly makes her rounds promoting, most recently appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she shared the origin of her two biggest assets.
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Heartstrings and Opry special come on the heals of Dolly's monumental night of co-hosting the CMA Awards with Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood. And, in case you missed it, the night before the CMA Awards, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts hosted Dolly during the ABC special “Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!”
"Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" features eight stories focused on faith, love and forgiveness all inspired by Dolly's iconic songs. Netflix has released the first full trailer in preparation for the premiere on Nov. 22.
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Episode 1 These Old Bones
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) and Katheleen Turner (Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married) headline the episode with Kyle Bornheimer also signed on for the episode.
Episode 2 – If I Had Wings
Gerald McRaney (The A-Team, House of Cards), Delta Burke (Designing Women), Ben Lawson (Designated Survivor, No Strings Attached) and Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati) feature in this episode.
Episode 3 – JJ Sneed
Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series), Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite) are both scheduled to headline this episode.
Episode 4 – Jolene
This episode features a star-studded lineup with Julianne Hough being the main draw but also featuring Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride), Dallas Roberts (3:10 to Yuma) and Wynn Everett (Charlie Wilson’s War).
Episode 5 – Cracker Jack
Sarah Shahi (Bullet to the Head) will play the role of Lucy Jane bu Rochelle Aytes (Trick ‘r Treat) playing Scarlett.
Episode 6 – Sugar Hill
The cast of Episode 6 is perhaps the most unknown and includes Timothy Busfield from The West Wing as Logan Cantrell.
Episode 7 – Down From Dover
Robert Taylor (Longmire) will play the role of Reverend Covern. Bellamy Young (Scandal), Holly Taylor (The Americans), Camryn Manheim (The Practice) and Shane Paul McGhie (After) also feature.
Episode 8 – Two Doors Down
Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Ray McKinnon (Rectify), Catherine Dyer (The Blind Side) and Katie Stevens (Faking It) feature.