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Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie and Toni Collette in Oscars contention after SAG awards nod

Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie and Toni Collette in Oscars contention after SAG awards nod

The Hollywood award season continues on and this year will once again acknowledge Australia’s A-listers, with Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe and Toni Collette nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The SAG Awards are one part of ceremonies that occur before the Oscars, and nominations provide a significant boost to actors' campaigns.

Voters snubbed Kidman in the lead actress in a TV drama series category for her TV show Big Little Lies.

It came as one of the biggest surprises on Wednesday during the SAG nomination ceremony.

However, she received a supporting actress nod for her role in Bombshell, a movie that centered on sexual harassment at US news channel Fox News.

Kidman will go head to head with her Bombshell co-star Margot Robbie in the SAG category.

The Australian actress is in the running for SAG’s top award along with Robbie and the rest of the Bombshell cast, including Malcolm McDowell.

McDowell played Rupert Murdoch in the film.

Kidman also received a nomination with her Big Little Lies cast in the TV drama series ensemble category.

New Zealand-born actor, Russell Crowe, has received a nod in the outstanding actor in a TV movie/limited series category for The Loudest Voice, which follows closely behind his Golden Globe nomination.

The actor, who recently opened up about the damage done to his multimillion-dollar property due to the NSW and QLD bushfires, plays Fox News boss Roger Ailes.

Toni Collette received a nomination in the outstanding actress TV movie/limited series category for her role in Unbelievable.

Unfortunately, Kidman was snubbed for a supporting actor nod for Bombshell at the Golden Globe nominations but did receive a nod for Big Little Lies.

Robbie, Crowe and Collette all received the same Globe nominations  as they did with SAG in the same categories.

The SAG Award winners will be announced on January 19 in Los Angeles.

Scroll through the gallery to see the Australian A-listers.