Margot Robbie scores surprise SAG nod

Margot Robbie is in the running for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role in Mary Queen of Scots.
Margot Robbie is in the running for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role in Mary Queen of Scots.

Margot Robbie has resuscitated her Oscar campaign with a Screen Actors Guild nomination, but Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Toni Collette suffered setbacks.

Robbie was a surprise supporting actress SAG nominee on Wednesday for her performance in Mary Queen of Scots.

Kidman missed out on two potential SAG nods - best actress for her role in Destroyer and supporting actress for Boy Erased - while Jackman was snubbed in the best actor race for his performance as sex scandal-plagued 1988 US presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner.

Collette has been honoured at other award shows for her lead role in Hereditary but felt no love from SAG voters.

The SAG nominations are one of the last major opportunities for actors to court Oscar voters and build momentum ahead of the January 22 Academy Awards nomination ceremony.

The SAG Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on January 27.

The Academy Awards winners will be announced on February 24.

Australian Associated Press