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

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.

Kristy GarettMartianPamela AndersonScreen Actors Guild nominations snub Matt DamonTaraji P. Henson

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

WeChat (Shutterstock)
U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.… Continue reading

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Most Read