Talk about gracious. Julia Roberts could have simply sulked in private after she failed to show up among the seven lead actresses who were nominated for their drama series work as her role on Amazon’s military-themed thriller, “Homecoming,” was passed over. Adding insult to injury, considering that she is the executive producer of the show as well as its star attraction, the series got zilch recognition. Some believe that TV academy voters have a grudge against rewarding half-hour drama series — if so, that might have contributed to the slights.
But instead of grousing, the Oscar winner for the 2000 biopic “Erin Brockovich” went the classy route by sharing a post on social media.
In a headline on their site, CNN decided to declare Roberts an unofficial winner for her reaction to being passed over. “Well, I’m in exceptional company at least,” she said on Instagram, referring to fellow Oscar winners George Clooney and Emma Stone, who were also overlooked for their streaming series. Clooney’s Hulu effort, “Catch-22,” at least got recognized for its sound editing and visual effects. But Stone’s Netflix show “Maniac” got nada Emmy love.
It’s not as if Roberts hasn’t been considered for TV’s top honor before. She competed for drama guest actress for “Law & Order” (1999) and limited series/TV movie supporting actress for “The Normal Heart.” Her other TV work includes a guest spot on “Friends” and a cameo on “Murphy Brown.” She was last seen on the big screen in last year’s drug addiction drama “Ben is Back.”
But as the cable news channel notes, it doesn’t help matters that Beyonce Knowles-Carter‘s Netflix concert special is also named “Homecoming” — and is nominated for six Emmys.
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