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.
In 1989, Dolly starred as Louisiana beauty shop owner Truvy Jones in the American comedy-drama "Steel Magnolias." The film adaption based on the 1987 play of the same name, tells the story of a group of close-knit women who bond through various family crises. As the title suggests, the main female characters can be as delicate as a magnolia tree and tough as steel.
The film earned a worldwide gross of nearly $100 million at the box office.
Julia Roberts was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Sally Field was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The enduring film also starred Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, and Daryl Hannah.