Thursday, January 16, 2014

Michael Fassbender is an Oscar Nominee! (updated)

The 89th Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and we are all very happy and proud of Michael Fassbender for reaching this accomplishment that so many actors aspire to - receiving an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years a Slave! In Fassinating Fassbender's 1001st post, we celebrate Michael Fassbender in this achievement along with his co-stars, and director, Steve McQueen! Starting this Friday and up until the Tuesday before the Sunday broadcast, is prime ballot voting season and no nominated actor is the guaranteed winner in the tight races of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Many surprises occur on Oscar night, and Michael Fassbender has won his fair share of accolades for his portrayal of Edwin Epps! It's fair game and it's on!

Michael is in a very tough category, and for him to be nominated with this bunch is a supreme honor and a grand recognition of his work in 12YAS:

Best Supporting Actor:
Barhad Abdi
Bradley Cooper
Jonah Hill
Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto

All the Oscar nominations categories will be posted shortly!

ETA: 12 Years a Slave received a total of 9 Oscar nominations, it just missed the double digits nom with a huge snub for Sean Bobbitt for Cinematography. Also, no Hans Zimmer nomination for Music! I mean, really? That would have made 12YAS the leader with 11 nominations. Oh well. Here are the nominated categories that include 12 Years a Slave:

Best motion picture of the year
•“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
•“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
•“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
•“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
•“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
•“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
•“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
•“12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
•“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Achievement in directing
•“American Hustle” David O. Russell
•“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
•“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
•“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
•“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Performance by an actor in a leading role
•Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
•Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
•Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
•Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
•Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
•Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
•Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
•Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
•Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
•Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
•Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
•Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
•June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Achievement in film editing
•“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
•“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
•“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
•“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
•“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Adapted screenplay
•“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
•“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
•“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
•“12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
•“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Achievement in costume design
•“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
•“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
•“The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
•“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
•“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Achievement in production design
•“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
•“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
•“The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
•“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
•“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Michael Fassbender's reaction to his Oscar nomination: "I'm really chuffed with the Oscar nomination especially being recognised alongside such great actors. It's a real honour."
From this day forward, on movie previews, Michael Fassbender will be introduced as 'Academy Award Nominated (or Winner) Michael Fassbender' Once again, it's a glorious day to be a Fassinator and we're so happy and excited for Michael Fassbender, one of the hardest actors in the business who finally is getting the recognition and honor he deserves! Congratulations Michael, well done!


Stéphanie said...

Fantastic ... when I said I will not be far ...... well I returned to my work

Kruschelkasten said...

I counted 10 nominations for TYAS.

Well done.


Hupsakeek said...

this a cherry on a beautiful cake

Kruschelkasten said...

@Simone: You missed the nomination for Costume Design (Patricia Norris)


Simone said...

thanks Christine, I'll add it!

dshultz said...

I've seen three of the nominees in Best Supporting:

Jonah Hill was far and away the most enjoyable. (Jacking off his half erect cock while high off his ass in full view of a lot of people will get me laughing any day.)

Jared Leto was the most emotionally devastating. (Dying of AIDS as a peppy cross dresser will always hit me in the feels.)


Michael Fassbender's performance as Edwin Epps in Twelve Years a Slave was the one that stuck with me the most, for it's terrifying cruelty and brutal emotion. I believe that he deserves the Oscar, but as you said, there's no clear frontrunner.

May the best one (hopefully Fassy!) win.

Simone said...

It's great that you have seen all three dshultz, I'm going to try to see Wolf of Wall Street this weekend.

I'm glad of the three, Michael's performance stuck with you the most. I've seen Michael's and Jared's performances back to back and I knew immediately that both deserved nominations.

It's going to be a nail biting til the bitter end. I'm just glad Fassy has finally been recognized.

Iris Ezer said...

I am very happy for Michael, and of course for the whole cast and Steve, but sadly I feel that "12 Years a Slave" will not win any major awards. the Oscars has been a joke for years now. and the academy is mostly white elderly men. anyway, I've come to the conclusion a long time ago, that it's better to be nominated then to win.

Simone said...

You have a healthy attitude Iris, and we shall see.

I have a few true gut instinct feelings, but I won't share them until closer to Oscar telecast. ;)

Iris Ezer said...

Simone, I will be very happy if I am wrong.

Vera said...

This is just awesome!!! congratz to Michael on this important milestone!!! and hopefully the Academy will do what it has to do.

Myriam Cronk said...

Oh My Gosh! This is just FANTASTIC!!!! Congratulations Michael - So well deserved - Bring it on home!!