SAG Awards predictions: Will frontrunner Queen Latifah (‘Bessie’) be tripped up by Nicole Kidman (‘Grace of Monaco’)?

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At the most recent Emmys, Queen Latifah lost Best Movie/Mini Actress for her HBO telefilm “Bessie” to Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”). Since McDormand was eligible — and won — this race at last year’s SAG Awards, could Latifah claim victory here. Or might Nicole Kidman (“Grace of Monaco“) prevail for her Lifetime production?

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Our Top 24 Users, those two dozen folks who had the highest scores predicting last year’s SAG winners, overwhelmingly favor Latifah to take home her second trophy in this category following her win for “Life Support” (2007). A whopping 22 of them expect her to win, giving her leading 1/10 odds: Harley Diamond, TonyThomas, Draz, eastwest, Chels725, Bird, dosmax, FreemanGriffin, Eng Keat, SenanL, MovieMania, bondzzz, JonathanMasongsong, GermnArturoCortsMatus, SupaDupa Fly, Nika Litt, smor, OberynShmartell, steo, Awardzilla, AayaanUpadhyaya and wienrdog0.

Last year there was a seven-way tie for best predictions at 87.50% (seven out of eight categories correct), with bondzzz reaping the highest point score of 11,756 because of his smart use of his 500 and 200 point bets, so it would be wise to heed his predictions.

However, not all of our Top 24 Users are in agreement. KingJay and Noe both think Kidman will win her first-ever SAG trophy, which translates to second-place odds of 22/1.

None of our Top 24 are predicting a victory for Susan Sarandon (“Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe“), Kristen Wiig (“The Spoils Before Dying“) and Christina Ricci (“Lizzie Borden Chronicles“). Of this trio in our third, fourth and fifth positions respectively, only Sarandon has a SAG Award (Best Film Actress for “Dead Man Walking”) while the other two are SAG-less.

Our Editors, we who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, also forecast a unanimous victory for Latifah. All six of us say she’ll win: Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Matt Noble and Paul Sheehan.

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Photo Credits: “Bessie” by HBO; “Grace of Monaco” by Lifetime

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