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Cicely Tyson gets Emmy nomination for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger

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cicely_tysonEmmy winning actress Cicely Tyson knows plenty about fatherless families, having been raised by her mother without a father around, a theme which rings true in her latest film for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger, which premiered Saturday, March 14th 2009. The film portrays a family whose father played by ER’s Eriq La Salle returns after a six year absence, and explores the effects that absence has had on his wife and two children, as well as other members of the family.

The theme is one the film’s star feels passionately about in a statement made today on her 2009 Primetime Emmy® Nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie.

"I was really surprised because I have been in this business a very long time. I have been nominated several times and I have been awarded several times but to have the continued support of my peers is an award in and of itself.  I am just grateful to have worked on a quality project like Hallmark’s ‘Relative Stranger,’ so to be nominated on top of that is truly having my cake and eating it too. ‘Relative Stranger’ is a story that desperately cried out to be told, to make men aware how important it is to be in their children’s lives. I’m truly honored to be recognized by the Academy for this role."
 

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