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Former Oscar rivals Julia Roberts and Laura Linney are on a collision course for a rematch at the Emmys

Former Oscar rivals Julia Roberts and Laura Linney are on a collision course for a rematch at the Emmys

Eighteen years ago, Julia Roberts took home the Best Actress Oscar for “Erin Brockovich” (2000). Among the people she beat? Laura Linney, who earned her first nomination with “You Can Count on Me.” And now, a full person-who-can-vote years later, the two are poised to face off again at the Emmys for Best Drama Actress.

Roberts is competing with her Amazon series “Homecoming” and Linney is Netflix’s hopeful for “Ozark.” In our early odds, both are predicted to make the lineup, with Linney in second place and Roberts in third.

Roberts may have gotten the better of Linney at the Oscars — ain’t nobody was hijacking Roberts’ coronation that year — but it’s a totally different ballgame at the Emmys. That’s because Laura Linney is a goddamn Emmy queen. She possesses a nearly perfect 4/5 record; she has three Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress statuettes and one for Best Comedy Guest Actress.

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