Sunday, February 15, 2009

Michael is the Irish Film Board's Rising Star!





I'm still so damn excited and happy for Michael. He won Best Actor and The Rising Star award, I think these second set of photos are from his second win. He looks absolutely thrilled as he should be and this event concludes the ceremonies that he would participate in by being nominated for his role in Hunger. In the coming day or so I will continue to look out for new images, and maybe I'll find some unwatermarked images or spit out a few bucks that it cost to get unwatermarked pics. But for now, these will do and we are enjoying them nonetheless.
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By NIAMH HORAN Entertainment News Reporter
Sunday February 15 2009
Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender stole the judge's hearts on St Valentine's night at the Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA).
The young up-and-coming actor swept judges off their feet with his extraordinary portrayal of Bobby Sands in Hunger, directed by artist Steve McQueen (no, not the actor) .The Kerrymantook home the best film actor award for his spellbinding performance ahead of a host of Irish and international stars who had gathered at the glitzy awards ceremony in Dublin's Burlington hotel.
The win makes it two in a row for the rising star after he scooped the actor of the year award at the London Critics' Circle Awards earlier this month.
Hunger swept the boards last night taking away six awards for its dramatisation of the last days of the IRA hunger strikes. It was named best film, and also notched up an IFTA for Liam Cunningham, who was named best supporting actor. It also won awards for original score (David Holmes), production design (Tom McCullagh) and sound (Ronan Hill and Mervyn Moore).

2 comments:

Tina said...

YEah Michael!! I am so glad he finally got some recognition! HE looks so darn happy.

Simone said...

It was fantastic that he won the other two high profile awards, the BIFA and the London Critics' Circle, but the Irish Academy award is the cherry on top after a rollercoaster ride of this award nomination season. I've never been so emotionally invested in rooting for one person and a film. I'm tired! :)