Julia Roberts Had the Best Reaction to Her 2019 Emmys Snub
Just because Julia Roberts didn’t receive an Emmy nomination for playing Heidi Bergman in Homecoming doesn’t mean she can’t be a good sport about the surprise snub.
It all started yesterday when D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong announced the 2019 Emmy Award nominees. While many critics expected a nod for Roberts’s performance in the Amazon series, her name was nowhere to be found when it came time to reveal the list for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In fact, Homecoming was completely snubbed from the entire awards show.
So, Roberts posted a photo on Instagram in which she not only addressed the insult, but she also poked fun at George Clooney, Emma Stone and other nominee-less celebs.
Roberts shared a screenshot of her phone’s home screen, which features an alert from USA Today, explaining that she’s one of many “A-listers” who were “shut out” from the 71st annual ceremony. She captioned the post, “Well, I’m in exceptional company at least.”
Homecoming originally premiered on Amazon Prime back in 2018, and Roberts immediately gained recognition for her captivating performance as Bergman—a transitional caseworker. Although many fans predicted an Emmy nomination for the actress, it appears this isn’t her year.
Nominees for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category include 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).
On the bright side, there’s always season two of Homecoming, which was already green-lit by Amazon.