SAG Awards predictions: Queen Latifah (‘Bessie’), David Oyelowo (‘Nightingale’) lead movie/mini races

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HBO is predicted to dominate the movie/miniseries races at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, as our odds-makers give Queen Latifah (“Bessie“) and David Oyelowo (“Nightingale“) leading odds to win their categories. These will be great consolation prizes for the two popular actors, as both lost Emmys earlier this year to “Olive Kitteridge” stars Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins, which was eligible at last year’s SAG ceremony.

Nominations for the 22nd SAG Awards will be announced by Anna Faris (“Mom”) and Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) on Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.

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When discussing the TV movie/mini races at the SAG Awards, there’s one special caveat to keep in mind. Several projects that are competing as Limited Series at other kudos must compete in the Drama Series races here thanks to stricter rules by the SAG committee. Those include FX’s “American Horror Story” and “Fargo,” HBO’s “True Detective” and ABC’s “American Crime.”

According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by our Editors (website staff editors), Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who did the best predicting last year’s nominations) and other Users just like you, Latifah is in first place to win the TV Actress race with leading 14/5 odds.

Nipping at Latifah’s heels is her co-star in the biopic about the life of blues crooner Bessie Smith, Oscar winner Mo’Nique (“Precious,” 2009). Since the SAG Awards combine the races for lead and supporting, this is the first time all awards season that both “Bessie” stars will be fighting it out in the same category.

Other top contenders for Best TV Movie/Mini Actress: Catherine Keener (“Show me a Hero”) is in third place with 10/1 odds, and then there’s a tie for fourth place between Nicole Kidman (“Grace of Monaco”) and Winona Ryder (“Show me a Hero”) with 14/1 odds apiece. SEE MORE

And while Oyelowo is currently in the lead to take home the SAG trophy with 10/3 odds, watch out for Oscar Isaac in the rival HBO production “Show me a Hero.” This rising star is tied with Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall”) for second place with odds of 11/2, who could very well get an additional SAG bounce from his theatrical film “Bridge of Spies.”

Other top contenders for Best TV Movie/Mini Actor: Damian Lewis (“Wolf Hall”) is in fourth place with 9/1 odds while Idris Elba (“Luther”) is in fifth place with 14/1 odds. SEE MORE

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