Dolly Parton Earns Two Emmy Nominations for Christmas Movie

This country queen could always use some more bling!

Written by Chris Parton
Dolly Parton Earns Two Emmy Nominations for Christmas Movie
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER -- Pictured: Dolly Parton -- (Photo by: Stacie Huckeba/Butterfly Records LLC)

Not that she needs any more proof of her legendary status, but Dolly Parton can add a couple more award nominations to her long list of achievements. The country icon (and author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and more) has scored two Emmy nominations for the upcoming 73rd annual show.

Recognized by television’s top awards body, Parton’s 2020 Netflix Christmas movie is up for two awards. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square will compete for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming.

Reacting to the news on social media, Parton’s account celebrated the achievement — and also reminded fans they could still watch the film on Netflix, any time they wish.

Telling the story of a new-age scrooge finding her Christmas sprit, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square made its Netflix debut in November of 2020. It featured 14 original songs, exciting dance routines and Dolly Parton herself in the role of a Christmas angel, starring alongside actors Treat Williams, Christine Baranski, Jennifer Lewis and more. The movie was directed by Debbie Allen, and Parton is credited with the film’s music and lyrics.

It’s just the latest in a string of Emmy nods and other success resulting from Parton’s TV work. Her made-for-TV movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love scored a nomination in 2016, and in 2020 the “These Old Bones” episode of her Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings series earned another.

The 2021 Emmy Awards will air live on CBS and Paramount+ on September 19, and after last year’s event was held virtually due to the pandemic, a limited audience of nominees and their guests will be welcomed back to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Check out the full slate of Emmy Awards nominees here.