At Movieguide’s 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Dolly Parton was awarded the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for her NBC TV movie “Coat of Many Colors,” a story about her upbringing in rural Tennessee around the time she was 9 years old.
“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.
During an evening celebrating family-friendly entertainment, “War Room” came away with the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2015. The event, held at the Universal Hilton last Friday, will be telecast Monday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 on the REELZChannel.
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.”
The Grace Award for Most Inspiring TV Performance by an Actress, went to 8-year-old Alyvia Alyn Lind who played the young Dolly in “Coat of Many Colors.”