Snubbing Julia

The most notable snub among yesterday’s Tony nominations was Julia Roberts, who was shut out of the best actress category. But how you view that snub likely depends on who you are. “If you’re, say, a muckety-muck at Creative Artists Agency, which represents Roberts, you’re in a foul mood these days, ranting about ‘out of touch’ nominators and ‘pathetic’ critics who are making Broadway inhospitable to movie stars. On the other hand, if you’re a member of the American Theater Wing, the nonprofit organization that holds the Tony copyright, you point to the snub as evidence that the nomination process has integrity and doesn’t bend to industry pressure to celebrate stars.”