Hollywood insiders are wondering why Matt Damon (pictured at the British premiere of “The Martian”) didn’t get a Screen Actors Guild nomination. (Courtesy Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Hollywood insiders are wondering why Matt Damon (pictured at the British premiere of “The Martian”) didn’t get a Screen Actors Guild nomination. (Courtesy Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Hey, Screen Actors Guild — where’s Matt Damon?

It’s holiday time and the beginning of the entertainment awards season, when we get to put to full use to one our favorite words: snub.

The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, announced Wednesday, gave pause to some folks in the industry.

Variety lamented that “The Martian” and lead actor Matt Damon were ignored, as were Will Smith and Jennifer Lawrence, for their performances in “Concussion” and “Joy,” respectively. (Neither film has opened in the Bay Area.)

The cast of “Spotlight,” the film about the Boston Globe’s investigation of sex abuse by priests, prompted Variety to ponder why neither Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo nor Liev Schreiber got individual nominations (though the ensemble cast did get a nod). A nice surprise: Rachel McAdams was nominated.

USA Today noted that Sylvester Stallone, “the erstwhile Rocky Balboa who punched his way back” didn’t get a supporting actor nomination for “Creed.”

The Hollyood Reporter would have liked to have seen nominations for Paul Dano and/or Elizabeth Banks from “Love & Mercy,” Benicio Del Toro for “Sicario,” the ensemble of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Carey Mulligan in “Suffragette,” Ian McKellen for “Mr. Holmes” or Jason Segel for “The End of the Tour.”

On the TV side, everyone seemed amazed that ratings juggernaut “Empire” and Taraji P. Henson were absent, as was “Fargo” with its amazing cast: Jean Smart, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson.

PLAYBOY NUDE UPDATE

Pamela Anderson isn’t the only one with a claim to fame regarding the last “nude” issue of Playboy.

While the “Baywatch” star is the final cover girl, Kristy Garett has the spot in the last centerfold.

The globetrotting ash blonde, who was born in Tbilisi and raised in southern Russia, bares all as the magazine’s 749th Playmate.

“I’m so happy,” said Garett, officially designated as Miss February 2016. “It’s such a big deal. It’s so iconic — being the last nude Playmate makes me cry and feel happy inside.”

She told the New York Daily News: “I know what I’m doing, and I know that I’m lucky. Do you believe in miracles? This is a miracle.”

QUICK TAKES

Rob Lowe, who rose to prominence in 1980s movies “The Outsiders” and “St. Elmo’s Fire,” received the 2,567th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. .. TMZ reports that authorities found a huge stash of drugs aboard late singer Scott Weiland’s tour bus.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

S.F. 49er Eric Reid is 24. … Actress Raven-Symone is 30. … Drummer Meg White of The White Stripes is 41. … TV chef Bobby Flay is 51. … Actress Nia Peeples is 54. … Actor-director Kenneth Branagh is 55. … Actress Susan Dey is 63. … Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 74.

— Wire, staff report

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