Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Well... [edited]

If only I were a naked female, I coulda been a contenda.
AMPAS has proven that they are out of touch, irrelevant, ignorant, and it discriminates against thought-provoking films and performances that have the bravery to bring to life a taboo topic that affects millions of people.

To Michael Fassbender, we are proud of what you accomplished with Shame, and we are thoroughly disgusted with AMPAS, and I for one will fucking boycott the Oscars this year. I have no care in the world to watch a ceremony that thinks so little about the challenging role that Michael brought to life that no other actor could have done.

Edited to add: I've been at work all morning and I had to do some courier duties. It was good to get outside into the fresh freezing Michigan air to decompress and think about this morning's fuckery from AMPAS. In my myopic view, I did not think about the other wonderful performances that were given the finger by AMPAS this morning, namely, Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt of Young Adult, Tilda from We Need to Talk about Kevin, Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes 'Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks in Drive... just to name a few.

What I want to do is help ease the frustration and pain that many Fassinators feel at this moment, along with me, that Michael  Fassbender wasn't the only one snubbed. Yes, his snub was significant to note because of all the praise and awards he has received in the past couple of months. Again, for AMPAS to not recognize him speaks volumes about their lack of maturity, their ignorance to mature themed Indies, discrimination against male nudity, and most importantly, how completely out of touch they are with reality, with real films that make people think and empathize with characters.

Go see a movie on Feb. 26th, don't watch the Oscars cuz I won't be there.
 So on February 26th, instead of watching the Oscar broadcast, rent the DVD of one of the performances mentioned above, or go to the theater and watch films and performances that were snubbed by the academy. We don't need AMPAS to spoon feed to us what is award worthy, and which film and performances are must sees. They have proven that they are too stupid to see the forest for the trees. Critics on twitter are in shock by the blatant snubs of key performances, including Michael's, so we are not alone. Lower ratings this year will be our finger to AMPAS, and a memo to them to get a fucking clue about what should truly be honored with the highest achievement in the industry.

Lastly, in anticipation of this snub, I already have Plan B established. I will inform you all about it later this week; this is a group project and only serious participants need apply.

Keep posting your comments in this thread, there will be no more updates today. Thanks... and..

Fuck you AMPAS!

103 comments:

Manuela said...

Great Simone. thank you. sucks. damn they repeat it on imdb. it doesnt matter anything it s his year. he is the best.BAFTA i want BAFTA. only one prey no Pitt or Clooney please Gary.

Anonymous said...

Shame on AMPAS! Brad Pitt and no Michael Fassbender. That's so Oscar.

I hope that Michael isn't sad much. He will win BAFTA Award.

Manuela said...

Simone i cant add more. i think Michael f*** them all too. bla just want hug him strongly. i hope for BAFTA bosses i really do. he has to be awarded more than others. need to break something. angry.

Anonymous said...

What a shame!!! The award season is over for me now. Not going to watch the Oscar!!
Anyway, it has been a great year for Michael and l look forward to his many more great performances soon!!

Dionne said...

Fuck the Oscars! This just proves that they spiral deeper into irrelevancy year after year.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm not going to watch Oscar this year. It's over for me.

Manuela said...

all fassinators will ignore this stupid show this year im sure. shame on them

Iris said...

yet again AMPAS proved they want everything to be pink and cute. i guess "Shame" was to dark for their delicate souls. or they are just intimidated by his talent, just like they are with Christopher Nolan.
also you can't trust the damn Precursors anymore, i mean look at Tilda Swinton and Leonardo Dicaprio, who was nominated for everything, but didnt get an Oscar nomination.
I just hope Michael didnt took it to hard...

Anonymous said...

I like Rooney Mara and enjoyed her performance in the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. However, considering this young lady's Oscar nod with that dark film including lots of violence and sexual stuff, AMPAS's snub to Michael seems very ridiculous and nonsense. It's really ironic. Young charming actresses are OK, but no male full-frontal nudity?

Iris said...

Yes,male nudity is a big no no!

Tracy said...

I'm sure Michael will get his Oscar some day

Anonymous said...

Michael's time will come. Gary Oldman is getting his first nod this year. Tilda Swinton was not nominated. Lets be patient, his time will come and he will rock!

F.FRANKLIN said...

Wow I'm seriously mad now!!!they were okay with rooney mara nudity and graphic rape scen but disturbed with Michael's nudity which were not vulgar at all!!Plus they snubbed Albert BROOKS,Shailene Woodley and Tilda Swinton...I seriously am pissed with this year list of nominees

Cinemanista said...

Awww :( I had a feeling though as wonderful as an actor MF is, he wouldn't be nominated for an Oscar this year. He is still a relatively new actor on the scene compared to every other artist nominated for 'Best Actor' and perhaps the people behind the Oscars probably deemed him as not having "paid his dues yet" to be nominated for such a prestigious award (which of course stinks!). Also not surprised that the NC-17 Shame wasn't nominated for 'Best Picture' although it was potent enough to be. I didn't see the two films Pitt and Clooney are nominated for B A for (they didn't interest me one bit as Shame did), and sure both are solidly good actors, but in my book, MF is 1000 times better. I hope that in the next years to come MF blows the "Oscar people" (eye roll) away with an outstanding performance in their book so he will be nominated and win (although us fans already know that he is already worthy NOW of being Oscar nominated). The important thing to take away is that MF has to know he's a great actor and his supporters definitely know he is a great actor- and at the end of the day- that's the important thing. Screw an Oscar! (Never truly saw a point in handing out statues anyway!).
*I'm the biggest movie fan can't remember ever watching any of the award shows. I am however rooting for The Artist to win for 'Best Pic' and Jean Dujardin to win for 'Best Actor'- BRILLIANT movie and BRILLIANT actor. If Pitt especially, or Clooney win for 'Best Actor' over Dujardin, or The Artist doesn't win for 'Best Pic'- the Oscars will have proved itself to be a waste of time if enormously gifted actors and important, risk-taking, masterpiece type films don't win.*
**Also really shocked that the wonderful Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't nominated for 'Best Actor' for J. Edgar. I would have loved him to be nominated instead of especially Pitt or Clooney- now it definitely WAS DiCaprio's time for an Oscar win*

Anonymous said...

Michael is excellent
That people knows it
Michael doesn't need this oscar now
Everybody knows the michael is better than others

Anonymous said...

All I care about is that Michael isn't upset about this. He's probably a little pissed that he spent so much time campaigning for nothing, only to get looked over for a guy who did almost next to none (Bichir). I wish both Michael and Gary had been nominated together. Master and protege.

Anonymous said...

I hope he doesn't take it as badly as we do because otherwise there will be blood.
Since Michael is out I intend to boycott the Oscars although I'm all out for the outsiders.
Rationally though it was not suited to an Oscar nod because the AMPAs are just too bad but that we all knew(know). That movie provokes very strong reactions however positively or negatively but it doesn't change the fact that A**** are f***ers.
Maybe his time will just come in a few years, hopefully along with Steve McQueen

Anonymous said...

Anon 11.21: Gotta give credit where credit is due --Bichir campaigned his butt off, just not in the mass media. It's been pretty stealthy, but he's basically met everyone in Hollywood and given as many Q&As as much as Gosling, Shannon, Harrelson and DiCaprio reunited. Fassbender's snub is disappointing, especially since he didn't mind working the circuit, but it shouldn't take away from Bichir's well-deserved nomination (his performance is really good)!

Anonymous said...

BTW, I've noticed that some fans are blaming Clooney for the Joke at GG. They think it made undecided voters turn against Shame and Michael and ended up ruing his Oscar chance. However, the Oscar nominee ballots' deadline was January 13th and the GG was held on January 15th. The ballots had been over before Clooney's joke was televised. I chose 'I winced, but laughed too!' at FF survey, but I don't want to see people blaming the joke. Why? Because there's no point and that's not the point in this massive shit. I'd rather criticize the AMPAS. Maybe Fox Searchlight, too. The SAG screeners...arghhhhh

Iris said...

Let's face it,AMPAS is all about the mainstream, and it's not going to change. and every year i get mad at the amount of "ass kissing" that needs to be done. why? give it to the best performance not the best politician. naive,i know.
God, Jona Hill "academy award nominee"..yack...

Anonymous said...

It's stupid to blame Clooney. I think it all boils down to this:

Violent rape and female full-frontal get Rooney Mara a nom, because brutal sexual acts and the objectification of women is okay.

Consensual sex and full-frontal male nudity got Fassbender snubbed because only females should be sexually objectified.

Jhessye said...

So true. that's frickin ape shit that Fassy did not get nominated. What the hell? That's alright and okay, cause you know what, he is on a the path of legendary acting and I am exciting to see the journey. micahel you rock!

dshultz said...

My day so far:
-Had pancakes for breakfast
-Michael Fassbender got snubbed by AMPAS
-Gary Oldman got nominated
-I got universal praise for my outfit today
-Had Chinese for lunch (good)
-Got a test back, 92%
-Set up plans to hang out with friends this weekend

My day so far: SUCKS

Simone said...

The Clooney joke has no effect on the nominations today. I voted 'I winced but laughed' too, but as per a comment made on twitter over a month ago saying the academy hated Shame, it foreshadowed this day.

If you were to research AMPAS' history, they get off on seeing women naked, at all ages, and in varying degrees of context (rape, shower scenes, sexual intercourse, etc), the younger the female and the more nude she is, (lesbian scenes are a bonus), the higher the probability she will get noticed and get a nomination. Look at all the best actress winners of the past decade, you will see a common theme.

A young man/actor does not fair as well because the men and women of AMPAS are intimidated by the nude male form, and if the guy is handsome to boot, fuck him, he really has more to proove. I tried to give AMPAS the benefit of the doubt this year, but with the inclusion of Rooney fuckin' Mara... the concept of having to prove oneself as an actor has been canceled as bullshit! Her CV pales in comparison to Michael Fassbender, but she is nude and gets raped in a violent R rated film and gets a nomination is fucking OFFENSIVE! I think AMPAS voted for her to send a message to actors like Michael.

By voting for Rooney, they said 'We vote for naked actresses in peril and in objectified positions where their dignity is in jeopardy, not for wanton naked confident actors who flaunt themselves for no good reason and star in a film to show off and be in an unbelievable storyline.

Only thing that comes out of this is that AMPAS verified their prejudice against male nudity and NC-17 films, and by nominating Rooney for 'Dragon', they drew the line in the sand for what is acceptable nudity, and what is not: female nudity and violence is what we like and masterbate to; male nudity intimidates us.

AMPAS did another favor for me today - I don't have to pay attention to the race anymore, I will not write about this year's Oscars. I will be stress free, and Michael Fassbender doesn't have to use carmex to kiss the fat pimply asses of AMPAS for the next month!

Thank God!

Simone said...

@dshultz - LOL! I feel for you honey, I do. I feel 'off' today because AMPAS said Fuck you Fassbender.

And to top it all off, I have to go to my Language of Oppression class tonight and study hate speeches and listen to rock music from neo-nazi groups and anti-semitic speeches.

This day smell like fucking roses!

;-)

ElleFordA2 said...

The sheer fact the America is so uptight about sex and nudity is the problem here. Meanwhile the kids are sexting their co-students in junior high school? GET REAL PEOPLE! The porn industry brings in more money than pro sports and any other entertainment form combined. It's because people have been shamed into thinking sex is something that needs to never be spoken about. When I moved to England it was full frontal (guys and girls) on regular TV at night. What's the biggy? You can let your kids play violent games all day and yet not tell them about the human body? Shame is a movie. It's something you can see by choice. If people don't like nudity, they don't need to go. This does not mean AMPAS's uptight movie award people can just pretend it doesn't exist or need to be addressed. Face facts! Our puritanical ways are creating a lot of mental issues. I'm not saying there should be orgies on TV every night, but let's at least try to open up a dialog about how American culture creates such a double edged problem. Ask any person currently running for office how they are going to try to hide their oversexed antics from the (secretly) sex obessed public! Thanks to Michael for making a brave movie that, in HIS culture, is truly no Shame!

Anonymous said...

The only good thing to come out of today was the end of Oldman's drought.

Iris said...

Simone, you made me lol, but you are right, and it's sad. and by the way, who said the academy voters hated "shame"? was that in all the screenings or just a few?

Simone said...

Iris, you can find the comment

Here.

Anonymous said...

Simone, I agree to everything you said above. Michael and Shame tried and struggled really hard bearing NC-17 tag on them, but after all, this is the AMPAS's firm message to their efforts. No male nudity! No NC-17! That's exactly why I was so furious to see Rooney Mara's nod and Michael's snub. It's almost like the AMPAS members are humiliating Shame team's efforts. 'No matter what you do, it'll never work. Female nudity, rapes, violance...all fine, but no male.' If she had not been nominated, I wouldn't be pissed off this much.

Anonymous said...

Rooney Mara's nom is salt in the wound. Someone said Michael didn't get nominated because AMPAS member couldn't pick him out of a lineup. But Mara is a household name?!?

Simone said...

Yup anon 2:27... my anger came in waves. First the exclusion of Michael, and then the realization that Rooney was nominated.

This could not be more blatant and it clearly reflects on the LACK of integrity of AMPAS.

Shame on them! Pun fucking intended.

I hope, that after this tremendous snub, that BAFTA does the right thing, and honor Michael... if just to spite the Oscars!

LEJ said...

Although I certainly think Michael deserved a nod, this could be a blessing in disgiuse. Because even if he was nominated, I was hoping he wouldn't win. It seems to me that if an actor wins an Oscar too early in their career they don't really go on to do anything else (aka Adrian Brody, Cuba Gooding jr, etc). So really this could be the best situation for Michael Fassbender. A ton of buzz has been created about him, and now everyone is talking about the snub, so now hopefully he will go on to do other amazing films, and will get nominated for something else one day, when his career is a bit more solid and established.

Iris said...

And you know what's funny? i read that Mara was awarded for her brave performance...

Anonymous said...

Someone in a major publication should write an op-Ed about the sexism inherent in Mara's nom and Fassbender's snub.

DivaNeela said...

I love him even more !
Seriously I'm disappointed because I know KNOW KNOW he's going to get that oscar one day, I'm convinced he's going to get it but seriously I wanted him to get it with Shame because it's a bold move and an amazing, humble performance.

Naz said...

So, so disappointed. He really had so much support everywhere that I'm just so shocked. He deserved so much better.

Anonymous said...

Did Mara get any major precursors besides the Globes??

Iris said...

people are nuts, i read that part of the reason Michael didnt get the nomination, is that many academy voters felt that he and Steve wanted to do "mainstream porn". what? they really think it was an easy movie to make? and this are academy members? they can't seem to understand movies.

Simone said...

Q: Did Mara get any major precursors besides the Globes??


No. Nothing.

Anonymous said...

The old guard at AMPAS sunk Michael. People like Shirley McLean and Ernest Borgnine who said they didn't even watch Brokeback Mountain in 2005. Sexual prudes.

Manuela said...

im still blaming ACademy -assho**. really cant stand. anyway im happy he is still europen actor it s more important for me. Fassy is great and in my heart forever. thanks Steve for Hunger and Shame.for greatest perfomances-Thanks Michael. and i agree so many various rape Mara and nominated her but show lonely man and his pain problems and soul -it s incredible disaster for stupid americans (only about academy guys)

Dani said...

I wrote this in my tumblr: I was quite disappointed that Michael didn’t get nominated for an Oscar. I was completely stunned by his performance in ‘Shame’. In this movie - he really goes for the limit, way better than Hunger. I’m not saying that Shame was better than Hunger, they are both equally the same. They are both dark, raw and but it really is outstanding at the same time. Especially, the cinematography in both Steve McQueen’s movies. It’s stunning, beautiful and so artistic. I just don’t know why the people at the Oscars would agree that Michael’s performance would not be nominated. His performance shows that it is art or rather pornography and such. I do wish people could see that, instead of being all political with certain movies and its ratings. I mean, nudity is something we see all the time. Like do we take showers with our clothes on? No. We take our clothes off so we can clean ourselves so our body plus our skin can be healthy and fresh.

Michael in ‘Shame’ is showing us that he is dealing with an addiction that are affected by millions of people here in America. I bet many other millions of people don’t know about this because they’ve heard other addictions such as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. By viewing this movie, it teaches us the reality side of sex addiction and how they feel with this kind of disorder. It is an unbreakable disorder to get away from. I’m glad that Michael had interviewed with the actual people who have or had this addiction to tell their heartbreaking story.

Again, I was disappointed and was hoping that he would have got this nomination since it’s one of the most known awards here in America. I know there will be one in some point in Michael’s career. At least, people here in America are realizing more about his performances in movies. I’m very happy and extremely proud of how how far he managed to reach with his acting career to be noticed within a decade - from a small part in ‘Band of Brothers’ series as Burton ‘Pat’ Christenson until the lead role as Brandon Sullivan in ‘Shame’. So, congratulations to Michael!

Flora said...

I'm disappointed, but not surprised. What is good though, is that all over the internet, in all the magazines and newspapers, people are talking about how Michael Fassbender was robbed, and I honestly think that this will encourage just as many people to check out the film and his performance as a nomination would have.

He never had a chance in hell in winning the thing, anyway. It's George "Mr Hollywood" Clooney's to lose, and that says everything about how cowardly Oscar is and how they like nice safe movies that are sometimes allowed to have a message, but only if there's some sort of bogus "triumph over adversity" coda. Oh, and no cocks.

Fassbender is too bloody good for AMPAS, that's his problem. Heh, some problem! :D

Anonymous said...

Flora, you said it :)))

Manuela said...

Flora i agree and i prefer his extraordinary talent than this stupid nomination.
im waiting for BAFTA.

Anonymous said...

If he wins BAFTA then AMPAS will look like idiots.

Flora said...

More to the point, BAFTA will look like muppets if anyone other than Gary Oldman (who is OWED!) or Michael win in that category. The whole point of BAFTA is that they are not supposed to provide a genuine alternative to all the Hollywood back-slapping, and if they go for Clooney or Pitt over Gary or Michael, then what's the point of BAFTA?

I really think Michael has a big chance at the BAFTAs, but he's up against Gary Oldman, and maybe it's finally Gary's turn. Michael will get his - he may have to wait a couple of years, but he will get his turn.

Tbh, "Twelve Years A Slave" sounds more like the kind of film Oscar would be happy about rewarding - Brad Pitt's even in it! Of course, Steve McQueen's not going to make "Amistad II", and if his previous two films are anything to go by, there will probably still be Academy-repelling penises in it.

Steve McQueen: Challenging Hollywood's willy quota, one film at a time.

Flora said...

Gah, obviously that should have read "they are supposed to provide an alternative"... that'll teach me not to use the Preview button.

Manuela said...

so if i right Fassy`s personal oscar is on 12/02. i really hope for BAFTA. and yes we dont need to wait for discovering AMPAS and all around r just idiots.

tankgirly said...

Wait, they invited him to the OSCAR roundtable and not bother to give him even a nomination? Charming.

I don't think Michael cares that much, he has a full filming schedule this year and there's always the next time. The good boy still going to bring his mother Adele to the OSCAR. :D

Tank

Simone said...

tankgirl, I don't think you understand. yes, michael does care, surely he may be perplexed or a little hurt by the snub - afterall, he worked tirelessly the past month promoting himself and film.

No... since Michael was not nominated, he will not be invited to attend the awards.

The Oscar case is closed, they had their chance to have Michael Fassbender as a part of their ceremonies this year, but the voting body was not impressed with his work in Shame.

It is a cold business pandering to AMPAS, only to be told to fuck off.

Anonymous said...

The round table was hosted by Newsweek and had nothing to do with AMPAS.

DivaNeela said...

I think he cares but I like to think for my own sanity that he isn't "hurt". He said it himself he's only looking forward what is done is done.

Flora said...

I hope it helps a little bit that every single person he speaks to over the next month is going to say, as their opening line, "I can't believe you weren't nominated, man!"

Anonymous said...

Flora: yes, his snub will become the new narrative.

Anonymous said...

I applaud and second the comments here esp. Simone & Flora. The fact that Rooney Mara was nominated for her "brave" performance & Michael was not, over Pitt & Clooney is sexist, cowardly and blatantly reveals the lack of integrity that has become the AMPAS standard.
I am glad for Oldman, but it's way too late - he should have received his Oscar long ago - it just doesn't hold any meaning for me now. In the context of the nominees it's a condescending pat on the head; now he's safe and one of us, so now he gets his reward. The Oscars are now revealed for what they have become, a smug, hollow, empty, old boys network that operates like any other corrupt money making dinosaur industry.
Today I came here first to find out what happened, and it ends here. I won't watch any of their nauseating awards shows or any of the attending hype/crap shows ever again. Life is too short to waste a moment of time feeding the monster which continues to tell us all how to think, feel, define ourselves, and measure ourselves. I think it's over, and I think in years to come the irrelevancy of the Oscars as any kind of meaningful testimony to work will be seen to have started here.

Simone and everyone associated with this blog, thanks for your work, your thoughts, and for listening. Sad, sad, sad. Michael, you are the best and you know all this hype will pass and doesn't matter a damn when you are on your bike flying over mountains or in the midst of the craft you love so well. May the wind be at your back...the best is yet to come. Beth in Oregon

DivaNeela said...

Guys we need to be positive there's still the BAFTA !! And we wouldn't trade this performance for any of those boring and conservatives thatgot nominated.
Fassy is still the most interesting actor of his generation to me !

Yvette said...

Absolutely agree with everything you said in your blog Simone. I was totally shocked to see that once again Michael Fassbender has been overlooked. He puts his heart and soul into every performance, and I cannot for the life of me understand how he could be ignored. The usual crew get nominated year after year, and to be honest, it's getting boring now. Would it kill AMPAS to notice Michael's talent just once? It's disgraceful and I definitely won't be watching the Oscars!

Anonymous said...

it's true, staying positive...Oldman has earned it & I'd be glad for The Artist & Dujardin to win it...but for me this is not really about the actors even...it's about AMPAS. They really let us down, they let themselves down. The Mara nomination makes it even more obvious (I think). This was the nom that counted to maintain their integrity, their relevance, and they baulked. I'm sorry, sad, angry...hopefully other, more meaningful recognition will follow and my usual optimism will be restored. Meanwhile, Michael will be graciousness and guts personified. B. for Or.

Anonymous said...

I don't get the "same old crowd" argument when Bichir got a nomination (if Leo had been there instead, I'd get it).
This reeks of AMPAS guilt-trip. Bichir plays a Mexican seeking a better life in the US (think of how many AMPAS members potentially utilize illegal houseworkers), and the Oldman nomination was an apology for his decades-long snub.

They simply didn't feel like they "owed" Michael anything. But now, that may just change...

Anonymous said...

It is a SHAME, indeed.

I am going to the theater to watch SHAME again this weekend.Time permitting, twice!!

emmy said...

Michael will have his Glory time ! Soon, very soon I'm sure but now, there is BAFTA and I'm sure he will be awarded BAFTA BAFTAA!!! xD

Veronica W. said...

What's plan B, Simone? That's what I'm waiting to hear about. You can certainly count on me for serious commitment when it comes to supporting Michael Fassbender!

MLM said...

I don't think Michael is losing one bit of beauty sleep over not being nominated for biggest annual door prize in La La Land. Let's put things into perspective here.

Michael is a true cinephile so he knows he is now on a long and prestigious list of actors and filmmakers who get ignored for the apple pie choices of the AMPAS members.

The 1970s--Michael's favorite film decade--saw "Network," "Taxi Driver," and "Apocalypse Now," outed by such mind-bending, risk-taking films such as "Rocky" and "Kramer vs. Kramer."

So let's not get too invested in any damn award (BAFTA, SAG, Palm d'Or, etc.) OK? Michael had already arrived. That's all you need to care about. Just read the Hollywood Reporter article; the industry is in awe of his talent and he has been on the wanted list of great directors since late 2009. Anyone else after that was already late to the Fassbender party, including Steve Soderbergh who admitted this fact.

Let's also think like mavericks and iconoclasts here, which is the kind of film-making that both master and muse (McQueen and Fassbender) are after. The reward is in the quality of the work and those you work with. Michael is driven to be a part of something great. He has a very artistic sensibility, even though he's easy-going and doesn't mind the pr stuff too.

This "snub" is a blessing in disguised as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

Oldman is one of his inspirations, so Michael definitely knows that Oscar nominations aren't everything (in fact, I'm guessing he's honored to have lost one of the spots to him).

And, calling it right now, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE will garner Michael his "make up" nomination.

dshultz said...

I hope plan B involves Molotov cocktails. And violence. And protests directed to the AMPAS. But mostly the first two.

Anonymous said...

Well said, MLM. I'd bet anything the man is being a bloody good sport about it right now (after all...he always looks forward to the future, not the past) and working the circuit has permitted him to meet plenty of resourceful people; it was not a waste of opportunity and it was a useful lesson for him in award politics. For a first-timer, he's done admirably well too, doing Q&A by the dozen, but not gladhandling/kissing butt effusively. Surely he wouldn't want his fans to throw pitchforks in his name even though the lack of nomination is disappointing!

Manuela said...

they proved it agan -thay hate real great actors and great movies. AMPAS is sucks. and im curious much how much did clooney pay for every year nominations? and why need to be raped for getting nomination? f*** just beep.

Anonymous said...

Michael only has a supporting role in 12 years a slave. I hope that he will have another brilliant film in 2012. But he must wait at least 2 years more for Oscar.

Shame on AMPAS.

Manuela said...

aha and only bcs of Pitt`s producing. it s killing me. i really have no idea why Pitt s got nomination ok he has pretty good projects in his career but not really deep and powerful -in my opinion. even if i wasnt Michael`s fan i d agree Hunger and Shame are phenomenal plus a Dangerous method and tarantino`s IB (sorry i dont like Pitt in this movie)it looks like he just not Tarantino`s actor or something like that. Fish Tank Jane eyre x men even psychopath in Jonah Hex and 15 min in Haywire))))) so any example for Pitt -nope i cant remind noone. shame shame on them. and yes Steve can add yesterday in shame movie and recutting movie bcs there are many various of shame

Mrs. Michael Fassbender said...

Well Simone, a few weeks ago, I did try to warn you that this would happen. It's very disappointing but I saw it coming a mile away.

I know what kind of people run the AMPAS, its the same kind of people who would never allow a gay actor to win an Oscar and the same kind of people who decided to give Halle Berry and Denzel Washington Best Actor and Actress in the same year to "get the blacks off our backs". It's the kind of people who nominate garbage like War Horse and Extremely Loud and insipid wastes of time like Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill while unabashedly ignore stand out performances by people like Michael, Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and directors like of David Fincher.

Michael will win his Bafta, an award bestowed on an actor based on talent and not some random bullshit prejudices.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to pretend to know how Michael is feeling about this. Hopefully not as disappointed as his fans are. I was really hoping the AMPAS would show a little backbone. I was wrong. The fact that soooo many people are scratching their heads about Michael not being nominated is comforting. The average movie goer, the critics & even other celebs are shaking their heads in amazement about this.

There's talk about him maybe presenting. I don't know how I feel about that to be honest. Part of me feels like it's rather insulting. It's like saying "we didn't want to nominate for an amazing performance, but we'll allow you to present an award." I guess we'll see.

Simone said...

"Mrs. Fassbender", I realized the probability that this snub could occur, but yes, my disappointment was felt deeply.

AMPAS is about their image first, political statements secondly, and they have a clear pecking order of who/what gets nominated when & how.

The first time AMPAS really irked me was back in 1998 when Shakspeare in Love beat Saving Private Ryan... still this day, I still think I heard the wrong name announced as Best Picture. I started to wonder what was up with AMPAS. Then in 2005, they were anti-gay, with clear anti-gay statements made by members of AMPAS, and they bestow that cartoonish mockery LA based 'Crash' as best film over 'Brokeback Mountain'. Hell, I thought 'Munich' should have won, but I loved 'Brokeback' too and expected it to win. Nope... kissy gays. Then the snub against Michael, and several other very noteworthy performances.

Three strikes and they are out. No subsequent future nominations by this group, for Michael can validate this organization for me in the future. They are spineless, prejudice, old-fashioned, too conservative, sexist, puritanical, fake, and clueless.

People have been mentioning in these comments that 'oh shucks, he didn't get it this time, but next year, I hope Oscar nominates him'. No, not me, I'm not even thinking that ahead, I'm going to take the high road and work on diminishing the importance that I have placed upon that hunk of metal. It's been twenty years in the making and won't happen over night, but AMPAS opened up my eyes in the past 24-hours, and for that, I thank them for.

Michael Fassbender in all likelihood, is moving on and appreciating the downtime to focus on his personal production interests and preparing to work with Steve McQueen on their next brilliant adventure. Working is work affords Michael the challenges and pleasures of his craft, and completion of those projects allow him to get paid, and finances his lifestyle and future endeavors. A piece of metal doesn't pay the mortgage, work does. And Michael has obtained brilliant PR in just the past few weeks itself that will ensure he is hired by the most ideal people, at the right time, and we will have his work to enjoy for a long time coming.

Simone said...

There's talk about him maybe presenting.

You're joking right?

Michael should not have a damn thing to do anymore, this year, with AMPAS. He played the game, and was ignored in the end.

Why would they ask him to present after this tremendous snub in basically telling him, that he was not good enough to be nominated. In the remote chance they grovel to him and ask him to present, I hope he declines. Period. They had their chance to have him be a part of the event.

Iris said...

You do not say no to the Academy, if they will ask him to present i am sure he will go.

Simone said...

You do not say no to the Academy, if they will ask him to present i am sure he will go.


ROTFLAMO x2


You've never heard of free will have you Iris?

Thanks for the laugh this morning. Whooo-weee!

Iris said...

Didnt mean it like that, i meant that you need to show "you'r a good sport", not a sore loser.

Anonymous said...

I HIGHLY doubt they will ask him to present; it's a moot point. They're "punishing" him for the type of role he chose.
The most we can hope for is another shout-out in Clooney's acceptance speech (if he wins).

Iris said...

I HIGHLY doubt that to!

Anonymous said...

HAHA! Don't get so personal. Please.

Anonymous said...

I was certain that the BAFTA was Dujardin's to lose (based on his win at the London Film Critics Circle), but I think that may change after this egregious snub by the Americans. I'd love to see the British rally in support of Michael.

Manuela said...

i hope even if they invited him as presenter he ll ignore it. i dont want him at Oscar.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the BAFTA ballots are due?

Anonymous said...

BAFTA final votes are due February 8th, and the awards are February 12th.

Anonymous said...

I saw Shame last week and thought Michael Fassbender absolutely deserved an Oscar nod for his performance. Disappointed as I am though, I am not surprised at the outcome. As for presenting at the award ceremony? I doubt that’ll happen, but if it does, I’d want that audience up on their feet when he walks on that stage giving him the biggest, loudest and longest round of applause of the night!

MLM, I totally agree with your comments.

Anon 12:55am, sadly I have to agree with you too, though I wish it wasn’t the case. The FF site does ‘hit’ high when searching on Google, and I wonder how many parents would be happy for their children to read some of the more expletive posts on here recently? Let’s not forget, an adult film like Shame may have been Michael’s Oscar race contender, but he’s also known for playing comic book characters i.e. Magneto, with a much more junior fan base. I think we can all agree FF has done a fantastic job of supporting MF’s career to date, but posting angst-ridden, foul-mouthed, knee-jerk responses every time it unfortunately fails to go Michael Fassbender’s way doesn’t make either him or you look good!

On an upbeat note, I’m confident Michael will win the BAFTA, and I am sure all the positive publicity he’s received of late won’t have hurt him one bit!

Anonymous said...

BAFTA: Third and final round of voting ends Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Anonymous said...

If Momentum (who is distributing Shame in the UK, if I recall correctly) and Troika have an ounce of sense, they will book Michael for UK press and appearances between now and the 8th.

Simone said...

Anon 8:45, I wonder if you were the author of that post I deleted that you are referring to. When you find the time to create your own blog, you can make the language as disney friendly as you want. Michael Fassbender does not hesitate to use swear words, and I do not censor myself on my blog either.

The "children" you refer to most likely don't know who Michael Fassbender is, and if they do, they are the type of kids who are savvy and mature and don't shy away from swearing.

In case you were asleep, a lot of his fans are upset in regards to the Oscar snub and some of us have every right to cuss if we want. Other's have censored their words with asterisks, and I respect that. But you have come to the wrong blog if the use of 'foul language' during an emotional time is offensive to you.

I do put a lot of work into this blog to demonstrate how much we enjoy Michael Fassbender and his work, and sometimes I use foul language to be funny, other times, I'm pissed off and using swear words is my right in lieu of Freedom of Speech.

You can best believe that "important people" who find this blog would overall find the language tolerable as they may have and use potty mouth when they want to. I write in a 'real voice' and I will keep on doing so. If my writing style offends you, I encourage you to find another Michael Fassbender Fan Blog that is always G-rated in writing style and language.

Or, create your own blog, it's quite easy.

Anonymous said...

I find this censorship discussion hilarious considering the very nature of Shame. I mean, this man was almost nominated for a film where he simulates analingus. Fuck censorship.

Dionne said...

Simone you do a great job at FF. We all appreciate you greatly! Some delusional and mean people just don't get it. Anyway thanks a bunch! <3

Anonymous said...

I don't think its mean to say someone's mix of love and language and online flirting with Fassbender is uncomfortable and unprofessional, but I didn't get to see the last comment before I had to refresh and it was gone. So, that kind of fits the argument that the mean is all around and goes both ways, and yeah, kind of makes the man look bad. I mean, it is your opinion, but it is his name on your blog, that should be a bit more important.

Simone said...

Anon troll, give it a fucking rest. It's you who is writing these posts that are being deleted. You add nothing to the discussion at hand other than to criticize my swearing. Censorship does not occur here, but the removal of trollish posts does.

You don't like cussing, please stay away from this blog!

Anonymous said...

Okay. Now I'm kind of annoyed, because I think my post got deleted and I didn't say anything bad. There could actually be more people on the site at the same time you know.

Now I kind of see what these negative commenters mean. This site really seems like more trouble that it is worth. Just a fan blog like some of the crazy folks on tumblr that I thought would be something substantial. I guess not.

Simone said...

I believe 4 comments that did not contribute to the common discussion at hand here have been deleted. The comments by one or...... two people, moaned about the swearing, period. Critical of comments about the way people were emoting over the events from yesterday. That's not adding anything good or beneficial to this discussion. A simple, 'gee, I'm sorry you guys are pissed' would have sufficed instead of acting like a nun and saying that the cussing was bad and out of place here.

FF is not an official blog or anything official in regards to Michael Fassbender... it is a fan blog owned by me, where I welcome people to contribute. If you post something that is critical of our behavior and counter productive, that shit will get deleted. Call it whatever you want.

Either go with the flow, or stay away. Is that so hard to understand?

Kristin Snouffer said...

Simone, this is really bizarre. I don't think my posts are getting through to you and that I just came here at the wrong time of the day or something. I've written several Fassbender reviews and saw your blurb for information and thought you might like the articles for your blog. I've shared them with Jackie at celeb cafe and several other sites and was reading through your blog first when all this crap happened. If you are interested in the essays as you say critical discussions, then you can contact me when you get this trouble under control.

Have a nice afternoon!

dshultz said...

Is this some sort of record, 96 comments (excluding my own and any afterwards) on a single post?

Simone said...

Yes, so far, the comments generated in this post, sans the off-topic deleted ones, beat the former top blog article by 40 comments.

I reckon people are still bummed out as not many seem to be in the mood to post in the Happy Fassy Day entry. :/

This just demonstrates that people who lurk cannot just trivialize our reactions. A lot of people who regularly visit FF are very nice people who just love Michael, and the Oscar snub just terribly upset a lot of people yesterday who truly feel that Michael was the best actor of 2011. We just wanted him to be recognized with the highest honor, but it didn't happen. Oh well...

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

You bet I won't be watching the Oscars. Michael deserved a nom! I'm a little mad that Rooney Mara was nominated for her performance but not Michael. DAMN IT!

No more Clooney!!!!!

Flora said...

Heh, I'm really sorry, but I saw the tally was at 99 and just wanted to get the post into triple figures! Sad, I know.

Back on topic, I don't think I've read a single Oscar noms blog or article (and I've read a lot!) that hasn't expressed outrage at Michael's lack of nomination. It really is what everyone is talking about.

Simone said...

Congrats Flora, you are our first person to be the 100th comment in an FF post. {applause} :-)

I said the same thing yesterday to my friend Laurie during dinner at a pub last night after class. I told her that the people who were snubbed were more talked about than the actual nominees. Their names were in the headlines more than the people who were deemed 'worthy'. That says a lot! and yes, people are aghast that Michael was not nominated.

It's not just fans, a lot of people just knew he would be at least nominated.

Flora said...

Thanks, but I kind of cheated, knowing it was the 100th post!

I really think all the "oscar snub" publicity will help sway a lot of BAFTA voters too. If he wasn't up against Gary Oldman...

Fingers crossed for BAFTA though - be nice to hit 100 for a positive reason.

Anonymous said...

Simone, you are doing an awesome job, just wanted to say...

and @ MLM, thanks, I needed that!

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