Expect an avalanche of award news to come this week when the Screen Actors Guild nominations are announced on Wednesday and Golden Globe bids debut on Thursday. What's most important? Some film noms could trip up the Oscar race -- or cement favorites on their trip to the Kodak Theater in February. Ahead, seven key factors to keep in mind during this busy nomination week, courtesy of GoldDerby.com.

For more about awards season, head over to GoldDerby.com to see how some limited release favorites are doing at the box office.
The Artist
PG-13 2011
Based on 41 critics

The use of sound in cinema affects two silent-film stars in different ways. Read More

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
R 2011
Based on 41 critics

A disgraced journalist and an investigator for a security firm probe a 40-year-old murder. Read More

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