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It was a somber morning at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning where the nominations for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, but also where celebrities remembered the life of the late Alan Thicke.

Alan died of a heart attack on Tuesday while playing ice hockey with his 19-year-old son. The father of R&B crooner Robin Thicke, Alan a member of SAG-AFTRA, so during Wednesday’s nomination announcements, HipHollywood caught up with the committee and fellow celebrities to talk about Thicke’s untimely passing.

“There’s probably a special room in heaven for America’s dads,” Jason George told us.

SAG-Aftra president Gabrielle Carteris said Thicke was “the true essence of the joy in our industry. He was really a great man.”

Sophia Bush explained, “It’s horrible and my heart absolutely goes out to his family.”

Another big topic during Wednesday’s event was the diversity in this year’s nominees. In the category for Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Motion Picture, three of the five names listed were women of color: Fences’ Viola Davis, Moonlight’s Naomie Harris and Hidden Figures’ star, Octavia Spencer.

Also joining the ladies in the same category are Nicole Kidman for Lion and Michelle Williams for her role in Manchester by the Sea. 

Moonlight, Fences and Hidden Figures all snagged a nod for Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture. Meanwhile, Sterling K. Brown garnered two nominations for his roles in The People v. O.J. Simpson and NBC’s This is Us.   

Tune in for the SAG Awards on January 29, 2016 on TNT/TBS.

Click for the full list of nominees.

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‘Annihilation’s’ Leading Ladies Use Intense Military Training As Bonding Experience

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Annihilation is one hell of a visually stunning sci-fi film with five female leads on an expedition to uncover the mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.

For Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, the film, which also lends a voice to what is being called the year of the woman, dressing in head to toe military gear and going through tactical training was a bonding experience.

“”t was really fun. It’s weird to say that. But to have all these women in military training together, where we had to do these exercises … it was a great bonding experience with each other.” Portman told us.

And although the women had the opportunity to use real guns, firearms is not something the ladies of Hollywood advocate. “I’m anti gun to be honest,” Rodriguez said. “I say no guns. There’s no reason for people to have guns especially when you have these,” she said while holding up her firsts.

This past week Gina has been very vocal via social media about gun legislation and the idea behind policy and change following the tragic high school massacre an Parkland, Florida.
Annihilation, also starring Oscar Isaac, hits theaters on February 23.
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