Dolly Parton fans may have to wait until the end of the 2021 Emmy Awards if they want to capture the country superstar as the presenter. Parton, announced as one of dozens of prominent figures who will present gold statues during the evening, is reportedly handing out one of the final categories.
Dolly Parton wins her first Emmy Award this year
Parton won her first Emmy Award during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards held on Sunday, September 12.
Parton won a Golden Statue as executive producer of the Netflix Original film, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. The film won both of its nominated categories: Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming.
In christmas on the square, a woman visits an angel while contemplating evicting residents of her hometown and selling land to a small developer. The film made its Netflix debut in October 2020 and stars Christine Baranski and Jeanine Mason.
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Parton will present the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded). Nominees include hamiltonhandjob 8:46 Dave Chappellehandjob Friend: Reunionhandjob A West Wing Special Benefit: When We All Votehandjob Bo Burnham Inside, And David Byrne’s Utopia.
The category is reportedly one of the last days of the evening so fans will have to wait a while to see Parton on stage to present the award.
Parton will join already scheduled presenters such as Annaleigh Ashford, Awkwafina, Misty Copeland, Michael Douglas and Ava DuVernay. Also Taraji P. Henson, Gayle King, LL Cool J, Dolly Parton, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Ellen Pompeo, Yara Shahidi, Rita Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also presenting.
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In an essay, Parton’s granddaughter, singer and songwriter Miley Cyrus, honored her work for others throughout her life.
Cyrus said Parton had a tremendous, personal impact on her life.
“Dolly is my idol not only because of her matchless career—but she is also my idol because of her steadfast morals and values. At her core, Dolly is the definition of a humanist. She is also the world’s most impeccably purposeful walking paradox, Who has developed her iconic form after being inspired by the city vagabond. She is now known as a saint, even as a godly, figure,” she wrote.
Cyrus also cited Parton’s $1M donation for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine research. She wrote, “There are many reasons why vaccination is important to protect other people. But it’s also about getting the show back on the road and bringing live music back to our audiences.”
In the end, Cyrus said that she wants everyone to have a chance to meet Parton because she’s “better than even your wildest dreams. She may be my fairy godmother, but I think she’s the one for everyone.” It’s the same. I’m happy to share it with the world.”
Primetime Emmy Awards Airs live Sunday nights at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.