Dolly Parton fans may have to wait until the very end of the 2021 Emmy Awards if they want to catch the nation’s superstar as a presenter. Parton, heralded as one of dozens of top celebrities who will showcase golden statuettes during the evening, would hand out one of the newest categories.
Dolly Parton won her first Emmy Award this year
Parton won her first Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place on Sunday, September 12.
Parton won a golden statuette as executive producer of the original Netflix film, Dolly Parton’s Christmas in the square. The film won its two nominated categories: Outstanding Television Film and Outstanding Choreography for Script Programming.
In Christmas in the square, a woman receives a visit from an angel as she plans to evict the residents of her hometown and sell the land to a small developer. The film debuted on Netflix in October 2020 and featured performances by Christine Baranski and Jeanine Mason.
Which category will Dolly Parton showcase at the 2021 Emmy Awards?
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Parton will present the prize for the best special variety (pre-registered). Nominees include Hamilton, 8:46 Dave chappelle, Friends: Reunion, A special benefit for the west wing: when we all vote, Bo Burnham inside, and The Utopia of David Byrne.
Apparently the category is one of the last of the night, so fans will have to wait a while to see Parton take the stage to hand out the award.
Parton will join previously scheduled presenters such as Annaleigh Ashford, Awkwafina, Misty Copeland, Michael Douglas and Ava DuVernay. Also in attendance will be Taraji P. Henson, Gayle King, LL Cool J, Dolly Parton, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Ellen Pompeo, Yara Shahidi, Rita Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, to name a few.
Dolly Parton honored as one of Time magazine’s most influential people
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Parton was honored by Time Magazine as one of its Most Influential People of 2021.
In one essay, singer and songwriter Miley Cyrus, Parton’s goddaughter, honored her work for others throughout her life.
Cyrus said Parton had a huge personal influence on his life.
“Dolly is not only my idol because of her unparalleled career, but she is also my role model because of her steadfast morals and values. At its core, Dolly is the definition of a humanitarian. She’s also the most impeccably determined walking contradiction in the world, having developed her iconic look after taking inspiration from the city bum. Now she is known as a holy, even divine figure, ”she wrote.
Cyrus also cited Parton’s $ 1 million donation to research into a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. She wrote: “There are a multitude of reasons why vaccination is important to protect others. But it’s also getting the show back on the road and bringing live music to our audience again.
In conclusion, Cyrus said she wished everyone had the chance to meet Parton because she is “even better than your brightest dreams.” She might be my fairy godmother, but I think she is for everyone too. I am happy to share it with the world.
The Primetime Emmy Awards Airs live Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.