Friday, April 8, 2016
Earlier this week, Michael Fassbender won the Jupiter Award in Germany for Best International Male Star. Even though Michael could not attend the event somewhere in Germany, he accepted his award like the perfect gentleman that he is, by wearing a tux and speaking in German to accept his award. It is a rare treat to hear Michael speak in the tongue of his birth country. There is another award that Michael could collect this weekend, and it is the Irish Film and Television Awards, which will be handed out Saturday, 9 April.
Michael is still in Norway filming The Snowman, so I am not sure if Michael will attend the IFTAs in person, or if he does win, if he'll put on his tux again, and record an acceptance speech. Remember, if he wins the IFTA, it will be his first competitive award won for his excellent portrayal of Steve Jobs.
Now that Steve Jobs and Macbeth are available on either Blu-ray or streaming on Amazon, a lot of people are watching both films and a lot of those people are also NOW declaring how incredible Michael Fassbender is in both films and that he should have won an Oscar. Duh! Gee, thanks people, you're a day late and a dollar short. If people actually went to the theater to support Michael's films in the first place, this past awards season would have been more respectful to him.