The star-studded 69th Emmy Awards was made more entertaining and quite a night to remember thanks to the presence of some of our favorite country artists!
Among the country singers present during the prestigious awards night were Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, and Jennifer Nettles.
Keith Urban attended in support of his wife, Nicole Kidman. Kidman was a presenter for one of the awards and was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She ended up winning the award, and she could not be happier after co-stars Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern bagged the Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress awards. (Oh, and did we mention Nicole and Mr. Skarsgård shared a brief, full-on lip lock right in front of Keith Urban?) People were quite shocked at first but worry not, because Kidman and her husband shared their own sweet kisses later during the show.[like_button]
Meanwhile, Dolly Parton delighted fans with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin after their long-awaited ‘9-To-5’ Reunion. 9 to 5was a 1980 comedy office satire film about three female secretaries who conspired together to plot revenge on their sexist, oppressive boss through kidnapping him and running the business while their dictatorial boss was gone. The movie received rave reviews and even had a TV adaptation. The three timelessly beautiful women received a standing ovation from the audience after entering the stage. Dolly thanked the audience for their warm welcome, citing how she had been waiting for another 9 to 5 reunion since the first one, years back. Then, a tirade of controversial remarks spiraled when Jane Fonda expressed, ‘Well back in 1980 in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.’ To which Lily Tomlin remarks and suffices, ‘Really. And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot!’
The crowd cheers and Parton appeared to be caught off-guard by the spiteful comments from her former co-stars. Later on, however, comedic banters were inserted into the reunion in true Dolly Parton fashion. She quickly began joking about her boobs and a vibrator. Tomlin had just introduced the nominees for the supporting role award when Parton began, ‘Well, I know about support. Hadn’t it been for good support, she says as she motions to her boobs, ‘shock and awe here would be more like flopsy and droopy!’ Then she continued to keep things light during the show with another hilarious jibe. ‘I’m just here to have a good time tonight…I’m just hoping that I’m going to get one of those ‘Grace and Frankie’ vibrators in my swag bag tonight.’[like_button]
Aside from presenting the winners for the supporting role awards, Dolly was also present for her made-for-TV movie with Jennifer Nettles, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. The holiday TV special was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.
The 69th Emmy Awards night was undeniably a very memorable and entertaining night that fans and stars will never forget.