The Movieguide Awards honored international entertainment icon Dolly Parton with the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for her NBC TV movie Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.
“I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I’m so blessed and thankful for a great cast, producers, director, and for everyone who watched and I’m extremely thankful to the Movieguide Awards for this honor,” Parton said.
The presentation of the Epiphany Prizes for the Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2015 is the highlight of the Awards, which also will be telecast Monday, February 22nd and Wednesday, February 24th on the REELZ Channel. The Epiphany Prizes are supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. They are given every year to the “best, most inspiring movie and television program that resulted in a great increase in man’s love or understanding of God.”
Dolly Parton’s heartwarming film about following your dreams, having faith and keeping love alive despite tough times attracted 13 million viewers and was the most watched movie on broadcast TV in more than three years when it aired December 10th on NBC.
The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’s whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was nine years old.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors is the first in a planned series of TV movies inspired by the country music icon’s songs.
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