This Sunday, 14 months of hard work comes to an end for Michael Fassbender, and he will put his excellent performance and support for Steve Jobs behind him. When Michael accepted this role in the maelstrom of the Sony email hacks in November 2014, and started filming in January 2015, the Steve Jobs film had Oscar cred all over it. Fast forward to February 2016, hopes for Michael winning an Oscar for what he has called his hardest role ever, has diminished to subzero odds. Yet another polarizing role in a polarizing film by this well-known, but under appreciated fearless European actor, has been overshadowed by sympathy for a long time denied, much more famous American actor.
I'll watch the Oscars, but any passion that I had for this ceremony died two months ago. I'm watching it to support Michael Fassbender's well deserved nomination. I have no other horses in the race, and I don't care who or what wins in the categories. Like I mentioned before, I have been greatly disappointed by the Oscar seasons in the past decade, but this year takes the cake. I don't even have an interest to write an Oscar predictions article because I just can't be arsed to care. It is not a fair, objective, diplomatic process of truly honoring the best. The politics, marketing, PR, millions of dollars curiously paid by studios, category frauds, pundits, gullible and lazy voters, manipulations, etc., has tainted beyond repair, an awards season that pretty much declares the favorites to win three months ahead of time. If this bums me out, imagine how the actual nominees feel. Imagine dressing up to attend yet another awards ceremony to applaud for the same person to win time and time again. That's not fun, there's no element of surprise, or spreading the wealth. The group think of all the separate awards bodies is tragic, and year after year, it's always the same. Some rare years there is that one person I'm very supportive of and they win. But like always, they too have the green light throughout the entire season. This year is no different. There will be no surprises, there will be no upsets. It's all a done deal, the awards have already been engraved... practically.
Here is a For Your Consideration ad for Steve Jobs. I really like how it highlights all of Michael's nominations and critic circle wins. Congratulations Michael for your outstanding work in Steve Jobs and your winning spirit and good sportsmanship this entire awards season!
|The Best Actor||
|Oscar season is almost over.|
I'll post Oscar red carpet coverage of Michael on Sunday, and on Monday, the Fassinating Fassbender 4th Annual birthday fundraiser begins!