Dolly Parton and ‘9 to 5′ Leading Ladies to Reunite at 2017 SAG Awards
Remember Judy Bernly, Violet Newstead and Doralee Rhodes from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5? The three women -- or rather, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, who portrayed the characters in the film -- will reunite onstage at the end of January.
Fonda, Tomlin and Parton won't be reprising their 9 to 5 roles, unfortunately; rather, they'll be at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for a very special moment: Acclaimed actress Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's SAGs.
Tomlin and Fonda were already set to attend the 2017 SAG Awards because Tomlin is nominated for an award for her role in their Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie ... but if you have two of the women together, why not make it three? According to AV Club, the SAG Awards' executive producer has revealed that Fonda and Parton will present Tomlin's Lifetime Achievement Award. Talk about a fun reunion!
The film 9 to 5 was a big hit, grossing over $3.9 million on its opening weekend in the U.S., and, as country fans know, the movie's title song, penned by Parton, became one of the biggest hits of her career. Parton won two Grammys (Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female), received two Golden Globes nominations and went to Broadway because of the film.
Though the Broadway edition of 9 to 5 was much less successful than anticipated, the song and movie will always have a special place in the hearts of those who fell in love with both in 1980. It's been 36 years since the film debuted.
The SAG Awards are set to take place on Jan. 29 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.
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