2018 SAG Awards TV predictions: Make way for your first win, Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies’)

After nine losses, Nicole Kidman will finally snag her first-ever Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday. The “Big Little Lies” star has an almost insurmountable 2/13 odds to claim the TV movie/limited series actress prize, according to our latest predictions. Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette and Joan”) is a distant second with 18/1 odds, followed by Kidman’s co-stars Laura Dern (33/1 odds) and Reese Witherspoon (50/1). “Feud” star Susan Sarandon trails with 66/1 odds.

For such a decorated and bold-named star, Kidman has surprisingly come up empty-handed at SAG. She has seven bids in film: in lead for “The Hours” (2002) and “Rabbit Hole” (2010); in supporting for “The Paperboy” (2012) and “Lion” (2016); and as part of the casts of “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), “The Hours” and “Nine” (2009). Her most notable loss was for “The Hours,” when she was edged out by Renee Zellweger (“Chicago”) in a heated Best Actress battle. Kidman, of course, rebounded to win the Oscar, becoming one of six Best Actress champs to do so without the SAG.

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Kidman’s previous two TV SAG nominations were for her HBO movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (2012) and the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco” (2015); she lost to Julianne Moore (“Game Change”) and Queen Latifah (“Bessie”), respectively.

If Kidman finally ascends the SAG stage, she’ll become the fourth person to sweep the Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG for a TV movie/limited series performance after Moore, Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”) and Sarah Paulson (“The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”).

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