The winners of the Golden Globes will be announced on January 06.
Best Television Series – Drama: Homecoming (Amazon Prime Video)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Stephan James, Homecoming
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Peter Hedges didn’t write the role of Ben Burns, a 19-year-old recovering drug addict in “Ben Is Back,” for his Oscar-nominated son Lucas Hedges. It was actually Julia Roberts who nudged Lucas Hedges to consider portraying her on-screen offspring in the emotional drama about a mother who attempts to help her son after he returns home from rehab. Read More here
A family drama is not unusual fodder for a holiday big screen story, but add elements of a suspense thriller by way of drug addiction, then the ante rises for a holiday release. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Hedges took on the challenge, tapping his son, Lucas Hedges, as the son struggling with addiction, while his mother, played by Julia Roberts, fights to help him overcome his disease. Read More here
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Since becoming a mother in 2004, Julia Roberts has only starred in a handful of movies. This 2000 Best Actress Oscar winner (“Erin Brockovich”) has often opted for less time-consuming supporting roles or voice work. That she agreed to headline Peter Hedges‘ intense family drama “Ben is Back” tells you that the project is something special. Here are five reasons why her tour-de-force performance as a mother determined to keep her drug-addicted son from relapsing will bring her back to the Academy Awards. Read More here
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* Erin Brockovich
One of Hollywood’s highest-paid stars makes her debut TV role in Amazon Prime’s Homecoming. Read More here
Homecoming may not be the first time Julia Roberts has ever tested the waters on the small screen, but it is her first time headlining a series. However, after binging the entire first season, I can see why she chose this wonderfully compelling tale of a mysterious facility helping soldiers transition to life after their tour. And at Homecoming, nothing is as it seems. Created by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), the series is a smartly written and impressively directed feature – with each episode directed by Mr. Esmail. The series also stars Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham, Sissy Spacek and Dermot Mulroney. Read More here
Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In today’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with “Homecoming” star Julia Roberts and creator-director Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”), ahead of the series’ Nov. 2 premiere on Amazon. Read More here