Oscars were nominated, the one category I was paying close attention to, Best Supporting Actor, listed five performances from veteran actors whom all have won Oscars before. If Michael were even to be the slightest bit considered for Prometheus, he would have shown up in that category. What impressed me was the many references I have read from various articles and bloggers, that the Supporting Actor category is terribly ordinary and does not have one ounce of fresh blood or newcomers, and some have mentioned that Michael's performance of David the android merited some consideration and he could have been a contender, namely, The Film Experience.To read my thoughts about the nominations yesterday, check out Theatre of Zen.
But as we know, oftentimes, the academy is completely clueless, thus ends the 2012 award season for Michael and it's just as well. So with that, TGiFassy everyone and have a great weekend!
#1 Edited to Add: It has been reported at Irish Independent that Michael will keep the Frank head on the entire film.
Michael Fassbender appears with fibreglass head throughout new film
He will wear a fibreglass head throughout his new film 'Frank'. Not since John Hurt played the 'Elephant Man' has a leading man been so disguised for a film role. However, producer Ed Guiney said the false head has not inhibited the Killarney man, working with his fellow cast.
"Michael is Michael after all, even with a fibreglass head on. He keeps the head on for all the scenes in the film. Everyone's just got used to it," Ed Guiney told the Irish Independent from location in New Mexico, where filming started last Friday. A fictional tale inspired by left-field music figures, including Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, who wore a papier-mache head, the film stars Fassbender as the leader of an avant-garde band.
Directed by 'What Richard Did' director Lenny Abrahamson, shooting on the €5m feature moves to Ireland next month in a plot where the group record an album at a remote studio. Locations include Wicklow and Dublin. - Ken Sweeney
Read more: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/michael-fassbender-appears-with-fibreglass-head-throughout-new-film-3348976.html#ixzz2HgAI87Nl
Well, I for one feel kind of cheated in not being able to see Michael's face. But I understand the decision. In real life, we never saw the guy w/o the head, so...
Sorry Dionne, the puppet head is going to be on throughout the film, so, you might want to spare yourself of your puppet phobia.
#2 Edited to add: Nicole Beharie announced on her twitter two hours ago that she and Michael are no longer dating.
While I can definitely understand people wanting to discuss this, please be mature and respectful and then move on with continued discussions about his filming Frank. Thank you!