SAG Awards nominations slugfest: Editors clash over surprises (Helen Mirren) and snubs (Jennifer Lawrence)

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It’s hard to believe there can be so many jawdroppers in the Screen Actors Guild nominations when you consider that there are only a handful of nominations on the film side. But for every shocking nominee like Helen Mirren (“Woman in Gold” and “Trumbo”), there is a head-scratching snub like Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”). Gold Derby editors Paul Sheehan, Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery and Marcus James Dixon try to make sense of this morning’s announcement in our new slugfest video (watch below).

We also make our early predictions in all of the film races, including whether Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) are going to win SAG Awards on their way to the Oscar podium. And is “Spotlight” still the frontrunner to win Best Film Ensemble, or could a rival nominee like “Beasts of No Nation,” “The Big Short,” “Straight Outta Compton” or “Trumbo” take it down?

Watch us come out swinging in the video below and then be sure to have your say in our movie forum, where Hollywood insiders hide behind cyber handles.

Also watch our editors’ slugfest dishing all the SAG TV nominations

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