The 71st Emmy Award nominations included big names in TV like “Game of Thrones” and “Stranger Things,” but it did not include these five names.
Julia Roberts is looking on the bright side.
The Oscar winner garnered major critical accolades with Amazon’s thriller “Homecoming,” in which she plays social worker Heidi Bergman, who counsels returning soldiers at an experimental facility. Despite being considered a shoo-in for an Emmy nomination, with what is being hailed as one of her finest performances in years, Roberts was passed over for best actress in a drama series.
But, Roberts appears to be in good spirits about her Emmy snub, because she gave a humorous response that deserves an award of its own.
She shared an Instagram picture of USA TODAY’s alert of other high-profile actors who also didn’t make the cut, including Oscar winners George Clooney and Emma Stone.
“Well, I’m in exceptional company at least,” she captioned the alert with a check mark, revealing her phone backdrop of cinematographer husband Danny Moder in the process.
Not only was Roberts snubbed, her “Homecoming” co-stars Stephan James and Bobby Cannavale didn’t receive nominations either. The series was also passed over for the main drama series category.
The best actress in a drama series nominees are Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”), Laura Linney (“Ozark), Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve), and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).
The drama series nominees are “Better Call Saul,” “Bodyguard,” “Game of Thrones,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” “Pose,” “Succession” and “This Is Us.”
Contributing: Patrick Ryan
Emmys 2019: The nominations list
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