Friday, June 27, 2014

TGIF 627

Thank you for the invitation AMPAS.
Michael Fassbender has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, aka, The Academy! I commented on Twitter yesterday that he may or may not accept the invite. Most people don't understand the process of joining the Academy. You see, even in the event of an application made on one's behalf, and sponsors supporting the invitation, the invitee still needs to accept the invitation, and then fork over membership dues. Many people over the years have declined their invitations for various reasons, and they are often re-invited again. Some people join eventually, but I do want to make it clear that it's not always a slam dunk in the first round. With that said, I believe Michael will graciously join the Academy. It's impressive that he has been invited so 'early' in his career while it takes other actors and notable talent, many more years to be invited. So again, it goes to show you the behind the scenes process of being invited to join. I'm sure Michael had a lot of supporters who vouched for him, namely big Hollywood honcho friends like George Clooney and Brad Pitt, as an example.

It's great that AMPAS sought out a lot of under 40 talent, and people of color this year. This is a much needed infusion of new blood that has a more expansive view of the industry and less fear of voting for performances and films that are more cerebral and extraordinary. With this new crop of voters, there's hope for AMPAS to not fall in line so easily for pure Oscar bait films and performances. Time will tell though.

In his continued support for FF, my peer blogger friend, Jason Adams over at My New Plaid Pants, posted his 478th tagged Michael Fassbender (boyfriend is addicted to Fassy) article that linked to the DMC Film posting and the Frank review. However what caught my eye was when Jason referred to FF as "the ultimate Fassy site". A tingle went up my leg and made me smile. Jason has a very popular blog and has been blogging there since 2005. He knows what he likes, and in the sea of Michael Fassbender sites on the internet, he likes the concise style of Fassinating Fassbender, and I graciously appreciate that. So much so, that I'm going to use his four simple endorsement words for bragging rights! Thanks Jason!

TGiFassy ya'll!


Hupsakeek said...

You've all the reasons to be proud of what you accomplished with the FF blog. It's always great to get confirmation and recognition from a fellow, serious blogger! Congrats!!

Simone said...

thank you Marjan! xoxo