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Robbie, Kidman, Crowe crash at SAGs

By AAP Newswire

Margot Robbie's hopes for an Oscar have taken another hit with Laura Dern trumping her at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

It was a rough night overall for Australia, with Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Toni Collette also falling short on Sunday at the ceremony that marks the last major Hollywood awards show before the February 9 Oscars.

The South Korean film Parasite pulled off the biggest shock. It won the SAG outstanding cast award.

The win shakes up the Oscar best picture race elevating Parasite alongside Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, The Irishman, 1917 and Joker.

Robbie is nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for her performance in Bombshell and needed a SAG win to boost her campaign.

Kidman, also for Bombshell, was nominated for a supporting SAG but both Australians fell to Laura Dern.

Dern has dominated Hollywood awards season for her role as a Los Angeles divorce lawyer in Marriage Story and her SAG win confirms her status as the short-priced Oscar favourite.

Joaquin Phoenix also continued his march toward a best actor Oscar with a SAG win for Joker.

Phoenix paid tribute to the late Australian actor Heath Ledger who won a posthumous supporting actor Oscar in 2009 for playing the same character, super villain The Joker in The Dark Knight.

"I am standing here on the shoulders of my favourite actor Heath Ledger, so thank you," Phoenix told the A-List crowd at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.

Renee Zellweger's lead actress win for Judy also keeps her on track for the Oscar.

Brad Pitt picked up the supporting actor SAG for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and generated plenty of laughs on stage.

Holding up the SAG trophy he joked how he should "add this to my Tinder profile" and then poked fun at how it was not hard to play a stuntman "who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn't get on with his wife".

Pitt's ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, was in the audience.

Aniston had the last laugh when she was a shock winner for TV lead actress for The Morning Show.

Collette missed out in the outstanding actress TV movie/limited series category for Unbelievable.

The winner was Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon.

Crowe was bypassed for TV movie/limited actor for his performance as despised FOX News boss Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice.

The SAG was won by Sam Rockwell for Fosse/Verdon.

In the drama TV categories The Crown won ensemble and Peter Dinklage took the lead actor prize for Game of Thrones.

In the TV comedy categories The Marvelous Mrs Maisel collected best comedy ensemble and British comedienne Phoebe Waller-Bridge grabbed lead actress for Fleabag.